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Hi, 

I'm Tanisca, current president of Word Lovers Book & Literary Club. We are looking for self-published books by African-American authors for our 2019-2020 reading list. The book must be at least 100 content pages and properly formatted. Any recommendations for where we can find these books?

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Thanks, Kwaku. We're checking it out now. In the mean time, please visit http://taniscawilson.com/word-lovers/ to find out more about us. Also, if you know of any other self-published or indie authors, please ask them to share their info. We're in the process of selecting books for our 2019-2020 reading year, and we select at a 90/10 rate; 6 books by indies and 2 by traditionally published authors. We are a highly selective book club and decided during our business meeting to increase the # of books we read from 6 to 8. I'll be updating that info on the site soon. 

 

Thank you for responding. I'll be in touch. 

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There are over 1,000 independently published authors profiled here on AALBC.

 

This is the first request I've seen for indie authors only. I actually pride myself on building a database to answer a variety of questions regarding Black books. 

 

I could craft a query to answer this question, but the results would be quite large, unless I can narrow the list a bit.

 

Many authors have both self-published and published in the "traditional" fashion. Should these authors be excluded? Are you considering ebook-only authors? Are there specific genres you are interested in? Are you looking for booked pubbed during a soefic period (new, less than 5 years old), etc.

 

 

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Hi Troy, 

 

We are primarily looking for books by self-published authors who have published  within the last three years. We are open to reading fiction, drama, memoirs, historical fiction; our only exception is erotica and books we consider the "thug genre," e.g. Iceberg Slim, Sex Chronicles, etc. 

 

We have an expanded list of traditionally published books, so we are not looking for those. However, we are having a difficult time  finding quality books written by indie authors, which we need to read to support the mission of our book club.  We welcome your assistance as we need to select our books before the end of July. 

 

Tanisca

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Ok I'll work on a query (a web page) that displays self-published literary fiction, by genre, from the past three years. I'll keep you posted.

 

In the meantime, I see you've taken advantage of the information shared by authors here. AALBC can not possibly review all the book review requests we receive, so I'm happy to see more platforms emerge. 

 

 

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Guest Oneness4Real

Hi! My name is Vernetta Norman. I have nine(9) published books for ages  for the young and the young at heart.  My publishing's are on Amazon.com, Good Reads, Facebook and Twitter, as well as on Demand in most bookstores.

I've written  several short plays along with a book of quotes(non-published).

Presently, I'm  in the process of completing my tenth(10) book/ a  real- novel in which people will never forget it's name.  

 

 

Best,

 

Oneness4Real/Author

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On 6/27/2019 at 9:10 AM, Troy said:

Ok I'll work on a query (a web page) that displays self-published literary fiction, by genre, from the past three years. I'll keep you posted.

 

In the meantime, I see you've taken advantage of the information shared by authors here. AALBC can not possibly review all the book review requests we receive, so I'm happy to see more platforms emerge. 

 

 

Thanks a bunch! That'll help us out alot. We're glad to help with the reviews :-)  

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Guest OPersaud

I would love for you to review my book, "Shitolian."  It was recently published on April 12, 2019.  I would love to send you a hard copy that meets your criteria if you are interested.  Here is a link to five reviews of my book that was recently reviewed by Readers Favorite and one more review from Online Book Club.

 

https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/shitolian?fbclid=IwAR3LbTJ1u7NxJ3DZwNuGlpmzoXdYg8_b_6-CdyF9AgAEaWqkXnFnpQklYxw

 

https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=107060

 

If you find it compelling enough, you can contact me via email: omar.persaud@outlook.com

 

I look forward to hearing back from you

 

O Persaud

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Guest Bernard Osei Annang

My name is Bernard Osei Annang from Ghana.  I am an author of six books (Fiction and Non-Fiction) and i believe I fall into the category of authors you are looking for. 

kindly follow the link below to visit my author page on Amazon to confirm this.

https://www.amazon.com/Bernard-Osei-Annang/e/B073Y69F6Q/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

You can contact me through my email: benoseiannang@gmail.com

I hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you.

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Hello!

Check out this great book for parents of college bound High School students. Totally needed and necessary as 90% of college admissions conversations/bloggers/book etc are not only written by the majority BUT those who have never stepped foot on the administrative side of Higher Education. But "Yours Truly" has :)

 

link: https://parentingforcollegebook.lpages.co/drsonya/

 

 

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Hello All,

I am Wole Akosile an African-Australian writer of Yoruba heritage. I will like to introduce my debut novel; the gods of women have gone mad published through the Australian Self-Publishing group. It is a contemporary women’s fiction and coming of age genre.

The synopsis and my Author profile are below. The link to the Amazon page is also below. I fall into the category of authors you are giving this opportunity.  Thanks for supporting my book.

https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Women-Have-Gone-Mad-ebook/dp/B07V6NBKLJ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45422326-the-gods-of-women-have-gone-mad?ac=1&from_search=true

 

Synopsis 

 

Rolami is a place where culture and tradition hold the fabric of society together. Its custodians are the gods of Rolami and their servants, the elders and the chief’s council. This council ensures no one dare defies them. The Chiefs have the spoken oracle of the gods. Lami, the young daughter of a village chief leads a revolt against age-long traditions which seem to marginalize women. Her fight is much to the chagrin of the council of chiefs and her family. They had great difficulty managing her insurrection because of her privileged status and the growing sentiments for change in the youths. This discontent is ignited by her message of enlightenment. Her severe punishment sets up a cataclysmic set of events that lead to irreversible changes in the village of Rolami. Are these changes for better or worse? It depends on who is telling the story and who is listening.

 

 

About author

 

Wole Akosile is a psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist based on the Gold coast, Australia. He is also an African-Australian author, novelist, and playwright. His works have been performed in several sold-out stage plays at the University of Ibadan and University College Hospital Ibadan, Nigeria in his undergraduate years by theatre groups he founded. When he is not writing, he loves to spend time with his family, and he is a gym enthusiast who likes to beast It up. The gods of women have gone mad is his debut novel.

 

 

Kindest regards,

 

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On 6/25/2019 at 11:14 AM, Word Lovers said:

Hi, 

I'm Tanisca, current president of Word Lovers Book & Literary Club. We are looking for self-published books by African-American authors for our 2019-2020 reading list. The book must be at least 100 content pages and properly formatted. Any recommendations for where we can find these books?

 

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Hi Tanisca,

I wish I had seen your post sooner.  If it's not too late, I would like to direct you to my website - www.daviddoc.com - where you will find a variety of books, fiction and non-fiction. My latest is Body and Soul, which I titled for the classic improvised lyrical phrases of the 1939 Coleman Hawkins jazz performance of the same name.  On the first page of the story, which opens in 1940, Peter Daniels plays the song loud enough to drown out the humming tubes on his living room phonograph and dances with his wife to celebrate the birth of their only grandchild, Adam Daniels, the story's protagonist. 

 

Though Adam's birth provides joy for his grandparents, it hurts his mother since her son was born bi-racial in 1940 Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The story descriptively outlines the standards of the time and even takes a look back into the early 1900s.  After the look further back in history, the book details Adam's journey into manhood, during which he starts a family and a career in law.  But like Hawkins adlibbed with unanticipated riffs in his song, I improvise Adam's life story in unexpected shifts that changes the setting to El Centro, CA and even into Mexico.

 

Through it all, the story emphasizes the importance of family and the strength one gains from the connections whether through blood or embraced by choice.  And like Hawkins' music, it ultimately demonstrates a new way to tell an old story, ending with a sense of glowing satisfaction.  

 

You can access the book here or through the website above: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Soul-David-doc-Robertson/dp/1791630634/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=david+doc+robertson&qid=1566154026&s=gateway&sr=8-1

 

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On 8/2/2019 at 4:05 PM, Guest Kathy Forbes said:

Hey, thanks for sharing. I will check it out. 

On 8/5/2019 at 2:18 PM, Dr Sonya Okoli said:

Hello!

Check out this great book for parents of college bound High School students. Totally needed and necessary as 90% of college admissions conversations/bloggers/book etc are not only written by the majority BUT those who have never stepped foot on the administrative side of Higher Education. But "Yours Truly" has :)

 

link: https://parentingforcollegebook.lpages.co/drsonya/

 

 

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Thanks for sharing. I'll check it out. 

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