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National : Co-Founders of The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc. and Adrienne Ingrum, CEO, Adrienne Ingrum L.L.C., former founding Associate Publisher of Black Issues Book Review have signed a new agreement with BookExpo America/Reed Expositions to manage the 4th Annual African American Pavilion/BEA and produce the African American Pavilion Welcoming Reception and The African Pavilion Pavilion Awards Reception at BookExpo America, Jacob Javits Convention Center, May 31- June 3, 2007, New York City.

"The response by the exhibitors and the book publishing industry to the 2006 African American Pavilion at BookExpo America was tremendous and powerful", stated Pavilion co-founder Rose. "The pavilion hosted some of the giants in the African American Publishing Industry such as: Haki Madhubuti, Third World Press; Kassahun Checole, Africa World Press/Red Sea Press; Wade and Cheryl Hudson, Just Us Books; Zane, Strebor Books International/Atria Books-Simon and Schuster; Vickie Stringer, Triple Crown Publications; and Ken Smikle, Black Issues Book Review".

BookExpo America, one of the largest book trade exhibits in the world provides independent African American book publishers, self publishers, authors, African American imprints at major publishing houses, distributors, literary agents, publicists, librarians, and bookstore owners with exposure to more than 80,000 book buyers and booksellers from across the world.

"This year", according to Rose, "because the BEA is in New York City, we can expect the largest African American Pavilion/BEA ever. With over 20,000 BEA attendees crossing up and down the Pavilion aisles. There will be huge opportunities to learn, share, educate, buy, sell and network, and the African American Pavilion provides our exhibitors the lowest discounted booth prices at the BookExpo America".

Some of the illustrious speakers and awardees at the 2006 African American Pavilion Welcoming reception and Awards programs were: George C. Fraser, FraserNet, PowerNetworking Conference; Terrie Williams, The Terrie Williams Agency; Haki Madhubuti, Third World Press; W. Paul Coates, Black Classic Press; Wade and Cheryl Hudson, Just Us Books; Relentless Aaron, Relentless L.L.C.; Patricia Schroeder, The Association of American Publishers; Faye Childs, BlackBoard Multi Media Entertainment; Tonya Evans-Walls, Esq., Legal Write Publications; Heather Covington, Author, 2007 NAACP Image Awards Finalist; Barbara A. Reynolds, Reynolds Rap; Sunny Sana, Karibu Books; Renee Flagler, Aspicomm Media, Inc. and Lynette C. Velasco, Black Americans in Publishing.

This year's 2007 African American Pavilion at BookExpo America Reception and Awards Program Keynote Speaker is none other than the legendary Max Rodriguez, Founder of the Harlem Book Fair and Publisher of QBR: The Black Book Review..
More speakers and Pavilion events will be announced over the next few months.

The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America was founded in 2004 by: Tony Rose, Amber Communications Group, Inc., Adrienne Ingrum, Adrienne Ingrum, L.L.C. and Niani Colom, Genesis Press.

Africa World Press/Red Sea Press; African American Literature Book Club (AALBC.com); Afrikan World Book Distributors; Alight! New York Grit Books; Amber Communications Group Inc.; Aphesis Publishing; Arc Type Press; Austin Publishing; Barry Nix; The Beckham Publications Group Inc.; Blacast Entertainment/ Urbanbooksonline.com; Black Americans In Publishing; BlackBoard Entertainment Media Group; Black Issues Book Review; Black Print Publishing; Brooklyn Christian Center; Brown Erotic Publishing; C&B Books Distribution; Color Bridge, LLC; Delores Quinerly Press; FYOS; Genesis Press; Hilton Publishing; Just Like Me Books; Just Us Books, Inc.; K Harris Publishing, Inc.; Kaden Publishing; Kidding Around Entertainment; Lefall and Company; Kinship Press; Literally Speaking Press; Maria Falconer; Mirror-Gibbs Publishing; Nile Publishing; Nunes Productions; People Skills International; Power Play Media; Publishing Associates; Q-Boro Books; Relentless LLC; Ruby Burke; Silver Maple Publications; Strebor Books International; Third World Press; Triple Crown Publications; Urban Ministries; Walk Worthy Press; Who's Who Publishing; W. James Richardson; Writing for the Lord Ministries. 

This year's AAP/BEA associate committee is: Yvonne Rose, Associate Publisher, Amber Communications Group, Inc., / Director; Troy Johnson, Founder of AALBC.com / Exhibitor Relations; Katura Hudson, Director, Just Us Books / Exhibitor relations; Carol Rogers and Brenda Piper, C&B Book Distribution / Exhibitor Relations; Heather Covington, Disilgold.com / On-line Promotions; Phil Andrews, PA Public Relations / Director of Publicity; Clara Villarosa, African American Book Selling Professionals / Special Events; and Brenda Jeanne Wyche, Winning Strategies & Associates / Director, Marketing and Development, NYC Area.

Amber Communications Group, Inc.; Adrienne Ingrum, L.L.C.; Just Us Books; QBR The Black Book Review; The African American Literary Book Club (AALBC; and BookExpo America Invite…

Independent African American Book Publishers, Self Publishers, Authors, Black Interest Imprints at Major Publishing Houses, Literary Agents, and Publicists to exhibit at the African American Publishers Pavilion at Book Expo America at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City, May 31- June 3, 2007.
African-American Pavilion at Book Expo America 2007
The  4600 square feet of joint exhibit space will showcase African-American books, authors, products and publishers. In 2004 the African-American Pavilion was successfully launched as the largest collective of black publishers ever at Book Expo America. The 2005 numbers were astonishing! The 2006 numbers were phenomenal!!

Past exhibitors and attendees include African World Press; Afrikan World Book Distributors; ALight! New York Grit Books; Amber Communications Group, Inc.; Austin Publishing/Kaden Publishing; Blacast Entertainment/Color Bridge, LLC; Black Issues Book Review; Black print Publishing; FYOS Entertainment; Genesis Press; Hilton Publishing; Just Like Me Books; Just Us Books; Literally Speaking Press; Q-Boro Books; Relentless L.L.C.; Strebor Books International; Third World Press; Urban Ministries; Walk Worthy Press; Who's Who Publishing; Writing For the Lord Ministries.

Over the years, booksellers and others have noted how difficult it is to find the African-American Publishing Industry Professionals. The Pavilion centralizes African American books, products and interest in one area, making it easier to find. Also, the Pavilion brings more energy, ambiance, and emphasis to African-American themes at Book Expo America.

Special exhibitors placement in The African American Pavilion for Children's Publishers and Self Publishers.
Literary agents booth, with private meeting room privileges.
Publicists booth, with private meeting room privileges.
Listing in Book Expo America master directory.
Listing on Book Expo America Website directory.
Full page ad in QBR The Black Book Review.



For further information on exhibiting at the African American Pavilion and Book Expo America contact Brenda J. Wyche at
347-789-3497 or e-mail [email protected]

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