The Divas of Literature Book Tour features five of the black book market's hottest, bestselling authors on tour in five cities across America: New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and the Washington DC/Maryland/Virginia metro area. This multi-city road show will take place over five weekends starting in August 2007, at select malls and shopping outlets that are known for serving large numbers of African American female patrons.
Don�t miss the fun. Visit http://www.divasofliterature.com to find out when the Divas of Literature will be in your area!
annual Harlem Book Fair will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2007
from 11- 6p.m.
Publishers, writers, literacy vendors will exhibit and author panel discussions will be televised by C-Span's Book TV. Opening the book fair's festivities will be the Wheatley Book Award ceremony on Friday, July 20, from 7pm to 9pm, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture branch of the New York Public Library. The Harlem Book Fair is free and open to the public.
Check out AALBC.com's founder, Troy Johnson, on the panel; The Book Review in Print: The Last of a Dying Breed? (Countee Cullen Library - July 21st, 1:30 � 2:45 PM). Other panelists include: Shunda Leigh of Booking Matters Magazine and Ron Kavanaugh, of Mosaic Magazine
Over the past five years, book coverage at dozens of newspapers has been cut back or slashed altogether, puffed up with wire copy, or generally treated as expendable. How does this impact the marketing of books targeted to the African American reader, which already suffers from paltry recognition in the mass media? Authors can purchase a review in some black book review publications. Is this an unethical abuse of reader trust or simply a necessary business tool for ad-starved publications?
Also check out the Harlem Book Fair After Party Sponsored by Harlem World Magazine: http://www.thumperscorner.com/discus/messages/2151/28491.html
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