19 Publications from Kensington, an Imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp., are AALBC Bestselling Books

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Kensington Publishing Corp. is the last remaining independent U.S. publisher of hardcover, trade and mass market paperback books. 2006 marks our 32nd year in business. From the time our very first book (Appointment in Dallas by Hugh McDonald), became a bestseller, Kensington has been known as an astute and determined David-vs.-Goliath publisher of titles in the full spectrum of categories, from fiction and romance to health and nonfiction.

Kensington now accounts for about 7% of all mass market paperback sales in the U.S. Through the Kensington, Zebra, Pinnacle and Citadel press imprints, the company releases close to 600 new books per year and has a backlist of more than 3,000 titles.

We are considered a leader and innovator in such areas of publishing as African-American (Dafina), Gay and Lesbian, Erotic Romance (Brava), Wicca, and Alternative Health (Twin Streams) and of course romance. In the beginning of 2006 we will be launching our new erotica line in tradepaper and in an eBook format as well. We have also just started a new website called www.rebelbasebooks.com where you can find the latest books about popular culture that's taking place on the web.

The Kensington staff now totals close to 90 employees who take their inspiration from founder and Chairman Emeritus, Walter Zacharius (Oct. 16, 1923 - March 2, 2011),during a distinguished 50-year publishing career, he has introduced dozens of bestselling writers, and developed countless marketing innovations. Steven Zacharius, became President and Chief Executive Officer of Kensington in 2005. (excerpted from Kensington Web Site August 2007).

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Baby Momma Drama
by Carl Weber
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Payback Is A Mutha
by Wahida Clark
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God Don't Like Ugly
by Mary Monroe
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Troublemaker
by Trice Hickman
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Lookin’ For Luv
by Carl Weber
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A Dollar And A Dream
by Carl Weber, Angel Hunter, Dwayne S. Joseph, and La Jill Hunt
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Destiny’s Daughters
by Donna Hill, Gwynne Forster and Parry Brown
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It’s A Thin Line
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
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He’s Just A Friend
by Mary B. Morrison
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Seventh Child: A Family Memoir of Malcolm X
by Rodnell P. Collins and A. Peter Bailey
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The Immortality Of Influence
by Salome Thomas-El
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Visible Lives: Three Stories in Tribute To E. Lynn Harris
by Terrance Dean, James Earl Hardy, and Stanley Bennett Clay
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Breaking All My Rules
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