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African-American Pavilion at Book Expo America 2007

BookExpo America’s Conference/Educational Programs run from May 31 – June 3, 2007 at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in New York, City Visit:

BookExpo America (BEA) combines the largest selection of English language titles on the planet with special industry and author events and unparalleled educational content to create a dynamic environment for networking, sourcing and relationship building. There will be a ton of events at this year’s Book Expo America (BEA) in New York City. My favorite aspect, of course, is the African-American Pavilion:

African-American Pavilion

“The African American pavilion (AAP) stands for more than just a united face of publishers, but the voice and power of black book publishing. This is a special showcase of books and magazines by black publishers or black interest titles, including fiction, non-fiction, children’s, self-help and magazines.”

This will be largest AAP since it’s inception four years ago (The African American Pavilion was founded in 2004 By: Tony Rose – CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc; Adrienne Ingrum; and Niani Colom – Associate Publisher, Genesis Press). This will be’s second consecutive year exhibiting in the AAP.

I will be giving a class with Natalie Stokes – Black Classic Press and Pam Perry – Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc. called Success Strategies for the African American Book Market more information:

I will also be presenting a seminar called How to Promote and Market your Books On-line with Ron Kavanaugh – and James Lisbon – AMAG Online Magazine.

There will be plenty of opportunities to network, make business deals, get a ton of books and learn more about the publishing industry. There will also be plenty of time to party too! is hosting with Mosaicbooks and harlemworld magazine the 2nd “Black Pack” Party (read about the first one here: is also working with Relentless Aaron, Violator Records, G-Unit & St. Martin’s Press on a party at the Shadow night club. I understand Clara Villarosa and Faye Childs will be hosting events as well.

Visit for more detail — I’ll be making frequent updates.


Press contact: African-American Pavilion

Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO
Amber Communications Group, Inc.

Adrienne Ingrum,
Adrienne Ingrum, LLC


Troy D. Johnson is the President, founder and webmaster of, LLC (The African American Literature Book Club). Launched in March of 1998, has grown to become the largest and most frequently visited website dedicated to books and films by and about people of African descent.