20 Bestselling Nonfiction Books for November/December - 2022
“Almost since its inception, I saw AALBC as not just a resource for Black writers and readers, but a vessel for me as a creative Black mind to always see I was necessary and not alone, and to navigate harsh waters for me in publishing and the arts. When I discovered I was an AALBC bestselling novelist for my fourth novel, and then again for my fifth novel AALBC published as its first such undertaking, it brought me full circle: from a girl in college with dreams to an influence for other young women with dreams. I admire all AALBC and Troy Johnson provides the publishing industry and American literary landscape. I encourage everyone I know and don’t know to purchase my books and others here.” —Kalisha Buckhanon, #1 AALBC Bestselling Author
“I am absolutely thrilled that my latest book, Reparations on Fire, has been listed as an AALBC #1 bestseller this period. Thanks to everyone who values the importance of supporting Black Booksellers! And I so very much appreciate AALBC for providing a professional vehicle for Black book authors in general, and in particular, those who are independently published such as myself, to receive acknowledgment and recognition for sales. In the spirit of all the principles of Kwanzaa. Let us all make 2023 a banner year for Buying Black!” —Nkechi Taifa, #1 AALBC Bestselling Author
“I’ve known Troy Johnson since the inception of AALBC.com. He and his team have turned it into the premier online destination for black literature. For so many of us, to be included on the site, to be acknowledged, to be featured is a career goal. To have The Undefeated listed as an AALBC #1 bestseller this period is an honor, and quite frankly a dream come true. It doesn’t just mean that the book is selling and we are both generating revenue for our businesses, but more importantly, more readers are finding the book meaningful and worthy. And that is everything.” —Kwame Alexander, #1 AALBC Bestselling Author
There weren’t enough poetry book sales to generate a list. However, if you are interested in listening to excellent new poetry, check out E. Ethelbert Miller’s poetry album, Black Men Are Precious. Miller exhibits a profound understanding of what it means to be a Black man today, and he relates this knowledge with poignancy and tenderness. E. Ethelbert Miller is a 6-time bestselling author with 3 bestselling books.
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*For a few years, we actively boycotted Amazon but have discontinued this practice, as many of our authors have made their books exclusively available from Amazon. While we discourage giving Amazon the exclusive right to sell a book, we do not want this to be a reason to exclude an author from our site. Amazon also has an effective monopoly on eBooks and out-of-print books, which we highlight on this site.