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Book Club Picks – $10 Classics from HarperCollins – Plus More in AALBC’s eNewsletter

Books a Few Book Clubs are Enjoying this Month The Tea’s October Selection – We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for... · 4W ago

Would You Stop Buying Books from to Save the Book Industry?

Boycotting Amazon’s bookstore might mean, at least initially, that you’ll have pay a little more for books, or you’ll wait a little longer to get them, but it will also mean you’ll be more l... · 1M ago

We Must Patronize Black-Owned Websites or Lose Them

Part of’s mission is to help support Black-owned websites.  Historically, I’ve focused on sites related to books including, publisher sites, authors sites, and even other bookselle... · 1M ago

Bestselling Books, The Top 25 Black-Owned Sites, New Books, and More

Bestselling Books July – August 2017 Fiction titles outsold all other genres this period, led by the strength of Sadeqa Johnson’s 2016 novel Second House from the Corner, which was the bests... · 2M ago

How Facebook is Perverting Your Internet.

A friend shared a link to a video on Facebook with me. The video, shown at the end of the article, is a short New York Times documentary which describes how Facebook is changing the Internet... · 2M ago

SECRETS World Premieres, September 16 at 8:00 p.m. on BET

One Man’s Lustful Affair, A Brother’s Jealousy and A Wife’s Suspicions Collide and Unravel a Once Perfect Home in Debut Feature Film Denyce Lawton, Denise Boutee, Harold “House” Moore, Denni... · 2M ago

Highlighting Books Needed for Survival

Our August 23rd Newsletter is Sponsored by Knopf Expanding Awards Section Our lists of award winning books have greatly increased in the last couple of weeks. We’ve added; Bocas Prize for Ca... · 3M ago

A Special Note for Authors, Publishers, and Book Promoters

“There are some online services that specialize in books for blacks…The most successful is the African American Literature Book Club (, which was started in 1997…” —The New Yor... · 3M ago

July 25, 2017 Newsletter – Includes the Most Critically Acclaimed Books of the Last 40 Years

May – June 2017 Bestselling Books Children’s books outsold all genres for the May/June period. Fiction sales were the 2nd most popular genre, led by the sales of books from independent and s... · 4M ago

How is African American Literature Really Doing?

For those in the business of Black books in America, this is a common question; “How is African American Literature Doing?”  Some find the question difficult to answer.  I don’t, because the...