Black Issues Book Review Magazine (1999 to 2007)

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Black Issues Book Review

Black Issues Book Review was founded in 1998 by William E. Cox, Adrienne Ingrum, and Susan McHenry. The first issue featured Octavia Butler on the cover and was published in January of 1999.  The final issue was the September/October of 2007 and featured Edwidge Danticat.


Here Founding Editor, Susan McHenry and Editor, Angela Dodson tell us about the trailblazing magazine which celebrated books by Black writers.

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September/October 2007
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Black Issues Book Review is the only large circulation forum solely devoted to covering both fiction and nonfiction books written by black authors.

BIBR Featured

The first issue of Black Issues Book ReviewIn-Depth Features:
From celebrity author spotlights to analyzing trends in publishing, BIBR brings to its readers an insider's view of the world of literature.

A Range of Reviews:
BIBR offers thought-provoking reviews that cover the spectrum of books: commercial and literary fiction; critical analysis; self-help and biographical nonfiction; poetry and children's literature.

Diverse Departments:
In each issue, BIBR features lengthy stories covering various departments!

Between the Lines: Publishing industry news

Market Buzz: Trends in publishing

Book Bytes: A look at the Internet and publishing

Eye: Covers art and coffee-table books from world-renowned artists

Faith: Examines inspirational, motivational and spirituality-based books from all regions

Self-Publishing: Advice from self-publishing experts and a look at up-and-coming self-published authors

Tribute: A dedication to African-American authors whose literary legacy has endured

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