AALBC’s All-Time Bestselling Author
Zane is a Top 100 AALBC.com Bestselling Author Making Our List 213 Times
Zane is the AALBC.com and New York Times Bestselling Author of several titles: Addicted, The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth, Skyscraper, Nervous, Gettin’ Buck Wild: The Sex Chronicles 2, The Sisters of APF, Shame on it All, and The Heat Seekers. She has been published in several different languages including Japanese, Swedish, and Greek. She originally self-published three titles in 2000 and went on to sell more than 250,000 copies; virtually by word of mouth alone. After almost four years, she is embarking on her first tour this summer aboard “The Zane Love Bus.”
Having first signed with Simon and Schuster in June 2001, Zane has contracted fifteen books to a single publisher in less than three years with all of them due to be published by Spring 2005. She has been on the Essence Magazine bestsellers list consistently since she began her published career and currently holds the number one and number two positions in the hardcover fiction section. She is the only author to ever have three out of five of the top fiction sellers in one month and she accomplished the feat for several months in a row. Recently, Zane held down seven of the top fifteen African American fiction titles at Waldenbooks Nationwide including the first, second and third positions. She has sold more than two million books since April 2000.
She is also the editor of Chocolate Flava, which sold nearly 100,000 copies during its first month of publication (January 2004) and it recently went into its ninth printing. This is highly unusual for erotic fiction collections and Caramel Flava is already in the works.
In addition to being an author, Zane is the Publisher of Strebor Books International LLC (www.streborbooks.com). She has twenty-eight authors signed to her house and the titles are distributed through Simon and Schuster. Zane is also the executive producer of "Sock it to Me": a DVD based on one of the stories in The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth.
Zane’s Endeavors Books and Gifts, her newest venture, will open its doors for business in April 2004. Located in the historic Fell’s Point area of Baltimore at 1622 Thames Street, Zane is truly excited about the possibilities that owning a bookstore will bring.
In the near future she plans to direct her first movie and is in serious talks for several major motion pictures and numerous plays. She is sponsoring her first cruise in October of this year [abt 2004].
Zane also publishes her sister Charmaine R. Parker.
The major motion picture Addicted, the film adpatation of Zane’s bestselling novel, opened on October 10, 2014. Read our review of this film and our interview with the film’s star Boris Kodjoe.
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