Editors Note (May 6, 2015):
The Puboishing world has changed a great deal since this page was originally created. The “Big Six” (prior at the time) Publishers invested a great deal in Black books by launching several imprints and Black editors.
A lot has changed in the years since this page was lasted edited. I’ve some of the imformation on the page as a snapshot in time, to remind of just how much has changed for Black people in publishing
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New York, NY (September 21, 2006)—VIBE Media Group and Kensington Publishing
announced today the acquisition of the first title in the VIBE Street Lit
franchise, Death Around the Corner, by famed rapper C-Murder. The inaugural
title will be released in trade paperback on December 26, 2006.
G-Unit Books, Hip hop star 50 Cent's new book publishing
line at MTV/Pocket Books. Roy Glenn associate publisher of Urban Books introduces Urban Soul to
debut in Summer of 2006.
One World Launches Nikki Turner Book Line - Nikki Turner Presents "...Nikki
Turner Presents, a line of urban fiction titles written by new and original
authors. The line will publish two to three books each year beginning in 2007.
Turner joins such African American writers as
Zane (at Strebor at Simon &
Shuster) and Carl Weber
(Urban Books at Kensington) who have set themselves up as publishers aligned
with, and supported by, large houses."
|"Growing Publishing Market For African-American Readers"|
|Imprint or sub-imprint||Parent Company||Books|
|Amistad Press Founded 1986||HarperCollins||Under new ownership First books|
|One World Founded 1992||Ballantine/Random House||Now expanding into commercial fiction and more|
|HarperTrophy||HarperCollins||Long-established imprint to add women's romances|
|Jump at the Sun Founded 1998||Hyperion/Disney||Publishing 20 children's books a year|
|Dafina Books||Kensington Publishing||Fiction and nonfiction debuted in September |
|Walk Worthy Press||Warner Books||Christian-themed novels debuted in September |
|Strivers Row||Villard/Random House||Fiction debuted in January |
|Harlem Moon||Broadway/Random House||Originals and reprints, debuts 2002 fiction and nonfiction|
|Principal source: New York Daily News, Tuesday, December 12, 2000|
Visit halala.com to learn more about African American books and authors from the Time Warner Book Group's family of imprints including Arcade, Back Bay, Bullfinch, Little, Brown & Co, and Mysterious Press.
There are two basic routes to getting published, mainstream and self-publishing. Mainstream is when you submit your work to a publishing company to have them publish it. Self-publishing is when you decide to publish your own books. They both can be equally effective although the mainstream manner is the most respected because it has an aura or illusion of validation. Where self-publishing does not offer the validation from the establishment, it offers a satisfaction of artistic and economic control of one's work.
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