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  1. aalbc.it/news03262013
  2. Go On Girl! Book Club Announces 2012 Award Winners New York, NY - March 6, 2013 - During this Women's History Month, Go On Girl! Book Club, one of the largest national reading organizations in the U.S. dedicated to supporting the work of authors of the African Diaspora, is proud to announce that authors Marlon James and Karen Simpson have been voted by the membership to receive top honors at their 21st Annual Author Awards dinner on Saturday, June 1st, 5pm-8pm at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel in New Jersey. Marlon James was named 2012 Author of the Year for his gripping novel, The Book of Night Women. Karen Simpson was named 2012 New Author of the Year for her powerful story, Act of Grace. Upon learning of his win, Mr. James commented, "I am so excited to be Go On Girl! Book Club's 2012 Author of the Year! Sometimes we writers, holed up in whichever bunker we write out of, forget about the community of readers. A writer can do so many things with a book but he cannot make a page, or a scene or even a character for that matter come alive. That job is the readers' and I'm just blown away that I am being awarded by a community of readers, so committed to making books and literature come alive." Ms. Simpson also expressed her thanks, "When I first started my writing career some ten years ago, I would go to the Go On Girl! Book Club website and dream that someday my novel would be one of those selected. I never thought it would happen. I am both humbled and grateful for this honor. It means so much for my work to be recognized by your readers. Thank you so much." The awards dinner will also honor our 2012 Life Achievement honoree and the GOG Unpublished Writer and Scholarship winners. The dinner will be followed by an author meet & greet featuring our winners and several guest authors and an after-party. Books will be available for purchase at the event by MahoganyBooks. Tickets to Go On Girl! Book Club's 21st Annual Author Awards dinner are $65 and can be purchased until May 1st at www.GoOnGirl.org/events. The awards dinner is the highlight of a weekend of activities for GOG members and guests themed "Reading in Jersey From Exit to Exit". The festivities begin on Friday, May 31st and end on Sunday, June 2nd with Go On Girl! Book Club's Eboni Gray Phenomenal Woman Awards Breakfast, which honors members of the organization and culminates in a special prayer circle. For more information about Go On Girl! Book Club and the 21st Annual Author Awards event visit www.GoOnGirl.org. To inquire about sponsorship, purchasing a dinner table, or advertising opportunities, contact Tracey Y. Smith at (646) 489-6873 or tsmithwd@aol.com.
  3. Go On Girl! Book Club Announces 2012 Award Winners New York, NY - March 6, 2013 - During this Women's History Month, Go On Girl! Book Club, one of the largest national reading organizations in the U.S. dedicated to supporting the work of authors of the African Diaspora, is proud to announce that authors Marlon James and Karen Simpson have been voted by the membership to receive top honors at their 21st Annual Author Awards dinner on Saturday, June 1st, 5pm-8pm at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel in New Jersey. Marlon James was named 2012 Author of the Year for his gripping novel, The Book of Night Women. Karen Simpson was named 2012 New Author of the Year for her powerful story, Act of Grace. Upon learning of his win, Mr. James commented, "I am so excited to be Go On Girl! Book Club's 2012 Author of the Year! Sometimes we writers, holed up in whichever bunker we write out of, forget about the community of readers. A writer can do so many things with a book but he cannot make a page, or a scene or even a character for that matter come alive. That job is the readers' and I'm just blown away that I am being awarded by a community of readers, so committed to making books and literature come alive." Ms. Simpson also expressed her thanks, "When I first started my writing career some ten years ago, I would go to the Go On Girl! Book Club website and dream that someday my novel would be one of those selected. I never thought it would happen. I am both humbled and grateful for this honor. It means so much for my work to be recognized by your readers. Thank you so much." The awards dinner will also honor our 2012 Life Achievement honoree and the GOG Unpublished Writer and Scholarship winners. The dinner will be followed by an author meet & greet featuring our winners and several guest authors and an after-party. Books will be available for purchase at the event by MahoganyBooks (www.mahoganybooks.com). Tickets to Go On Girl! Book Club's 21st Annual Author Awards dinner are $65 and can be purchased until May 1st at www.GoOnGirl.org/events. The awards dinner is the highlight of a weekend of activities for GOG members and guests themed "Reading in Jersey From Exit to Exit". The festivities begin on Friday, May 31st and end on Sunday, June 2nd with Go On Girl! Book Club's Eboni Gray Phenomenal Woman Awards Breakfast, which honors members of the organization and culminates in a special prayer circle. For more information about Go On Girl! Book Club and the 21st Annual Author Awards event visit www.GoOnGirl.org. To inquire about sponsorship, purchasing a dinner table, or advertising opportunities, contact Tracey Y. Smith at (646) 489-6873 or tsmithwd@aol.com.
  4. Self Published Authors Get Ready, You’re Being Dumped "If you’re a self published author, get ready for some disappointing news. Your usefulness is coming to an end. Yes, you have all worked very hard for very little return in building an empire to be exploited by multinational enterprises, but sadly, your job is almost done and it’s time now for you to be given the ‘boot’." This is a pretty interesting conversation for you self-published authors. The articles comments are more enlightening than the original article, as if often the case. The problem with the comments is that you can't believe most of what people write you really have to research statements for veracity. But the issues raised are nonetheless interesting and worthy of consideration.
  5. PW Select When you register, your book receives an announcement listing in PW Select--which is bound into issues of Publishers Weekly and appears online at publishersweekly.com. Every announcement listing includes bibliographic, marketing, and editorial information about your book--so you can promote it to booksellers, publishers, agents, and industry insiders. Additionally, every book listed in PW Select is automatically eligible for a review from Publishers Weekly. From the hundreds of books listed in each PW Select, approximately 25 percent are selected by our editors for a review. And, all authors registering with PW Select receive a six-month digital subscription to Publishers Weekly. Visit Publisher's Weekly Website to Learn More. Rawsistaz Literary Group Are you looking to have your book reviewed by one of the most-respected (and first established) team of reviewers specializing in reviewing African-American books? Well, look no further. Feel free to submit your book for review. You do NOT have to query us first. We have been reviewing books since 2001 and because of the size of the Rawsistaz website, it was necessary for us to give our book reviews a new home at www.BlackBookReviews.net. There you’ll find a repository of 7000+ book reviews for books of all genres, both mainstream & independently published. However, on Rawsistaz, we will feature some of our book club member reviews, our top rated reviews from TRR, as well as spotlight our wonderful reviewers. Learn more at Rawsistaz's website. The Kirkus Discoveries Program The Kirkus Discoveries program gives self-published authors a chance to obtain an unbiased, professional review of their work, written in the same format as a traditional Kirkus review. A book review can be an essential and powerful tool for promoting your book to literary agents, traditional publishing houses, booksellers and, most importantly, potential readers. Visit Kirkus Reviews for more information. AALBC.com Launched in 1998, AALBC.com is the most popular and frequently visited website dedicated to books by and about people of African descent. AALBC.com is also a premier source of reviews of these books. Reviews are; permanently published on the AALBC.com web site, linked on the AALBC.com homepage for at least a month, highlighted in our monthly newsletter (which reaches over 17,000 subscribers), and at AALBC.com's discretion, included on our social media platforms. Visit AALBC.com for more information.
  6. I was fortunate to be honored along with Marva Allen and Marie Brown, last night, during The African American Literary Awards Show - 2012
  7. AALBC.com's September eNewsletter is out! My latest eNewsletter http://bit.ly/books0912 is full of book and film reviews, profiles of writers, literary events, videos and articles created for anyone who reads literature written by, or about, people of African Descent (but you already know that). Help keep the conversation about books alive in the real world and online -- Please share the eNewsletter with a friend! I'm open to suggestions too -- any ideas to make the eNewsletter better post them here or on my Blog -- I appreciate it!
  8. http://aalbc.it/cherylwade Continuing my focus on highlighting the literary output of married couples today's couple for my "Authors Your Should Know" spotlight are Wade and Cheryl Hudson, founder of Just Us Books. If this type of material is of interest or important to you please consider sharing with friends and associates. From my perspective successes like these deserve more attention. Of course few platforms expend the resources to share stories about married couples because it generates very little interest -- unless the marriage has gone horribly wrong. The trend is getting worse -- lets try to reverse it.
  9. Please share the latest AALBC.com eNewsletter with anyone you think would appreciate (or need) it. This is the direct link: http://aalbc.it/augbooks or you ay click the image below. I really can use your support. Thanks!
  10. I just published the latest AALBC.com eNewsletter. You'll discover information on books, authors, events, films, services and more! Check it out. If you like it please share it with others. Peace, Troy
  11. Join Book Industry Professionals and Authors for the 6th Annual Black Pack Party Visit http://aalbc.it/bpp12 for more information
  12. Check out AALBC.com's Latest eNewsletter -- full of information on Books and Film! http://aalbc.com/current.htm Let me know what you think I can always use more constructive criticism -- thanks
  13. I had the pleasure of speaking in a couple of the short video biographies, on American novelists, created by Bio.com, which is part of the A+E Television Networks. I spoke briefly about James Baldwin and Langston Hughes. http://aalbc.it/aebios
  14. http://aalbc.it/news_nov2011 AALBC.com eNewsletter has been published! Check out our author profiles, interviews, book reviews, publishing industry information, best selling books list, and more. If you like it, please share this eNewsletter with your contacts. I need your support. It will not come from anyone else -- but us.
  15. Authors You Should Know: Hey y'all I'm updating my homepage with new "Authors You Should Know". Do you all have any suggestions? I'm going to add James Alan McPherson (can anyone help me find a photo I can use), and a couple of lessor known authors that were reviewed well by my reviewers. Are the any authors you feel folks really should know? Someone who is a good writer, but underappreciated, young or old, living or deceased, from the continent or the Diaspora -- anyone you think should be more widely known. Thanks!
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