African American Pavilion At Bookexpo America May 2009 NYC
Independent African American Book Publishers, Self Publishers, Black Interest Imprints at Major Publishing Houses, Literary Agents, and Publicists to exhibit at the African American Publishers Pavilion
New York, NY - African American Pavilion at BookExpo American coming to NYC May 2009
Independent African American Book Publishers, Self Publishers, 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 prestigious Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, May 28 - May 31, 2009.
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 6th Annual African American Pavilion @ BEA and produce the African American Pavilion Welcoming Reception and The African American Pavilion Reception and Awards Program at BookExpo America, Jacob Javits Convention Center, May 28 - May 31, 2009, New York City.
Now in its sixth year, the 5,500-square feet of joint exhibit space showcasing on the main exhibit floor/hall, African American books, authors, products and publishers, is the market place for thousands of African American publishing industry professionals. Influential exhibitors and book buyers form a community of unprecedented strength. "The African American Pavilion is a growing presence at BEA," says Exhibitor, ZANE, Publisher, Strebor Books International, LLC/Simon and Schuster, National Best-Selling Author of several New York Times and Essence Best-Selling titles and the 2008 African American Pavilion Awardee, "The Distinctive Voice and Publisher Award", "There will be great opportunities to learn, educate, sell, and network and it's making African American history a vital, visable part of the 108-year history of BookExpo America/American Booksellers Association."
"The response by the exhibitors and the book publishing industry to the 2008 African American Pavilion at BookExpo America was tremendous and powerful", stated Pavilion co-founder Tony Rose. "The Pavilion hosted some of the giants in the African American Publishing Industry such as: Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises; Tavis Smiley, Founder, The Tavis Smiley Foundation, New York Times and Essence Best-Selling Author; Denise Nicholas, Emmy and NAACP Image Award Winner; Kassahun Checole, Publisher, Africa World Press/Red Sea Press; Zane, Publisher and Founder, Strebor Books International/Simon and Schuster; Wade Hudson, President/CEO, Just Us Books; Mary B. Morrison, New York Times and Essence Best-Selling Author; Judith Curr, Executive Vice President, Publisher and Founder of Atria Books; Cheryl Woodruff, President, Associate Publisher, Smiley Books; Omar Tyree, New York Times and Essence Bestselling Author; Terrie Williams, President and Advocate, The Stay Strong Foundation and The Terrie Williams Agency, Essence National Best-Selling Author; George C. Fraser, National Best-Selling Author, Founder of FraserNet and The Power Networking Conference; Donna Hill, National Best-Selling Author; Carol Mackey, Editor-In-Chief, Black Expressions Book Club; Max Rodriguez, Founder, The Harlem Book Fair/QBR The Black Book Review; Troy Johnson, Founder, AALBC.com; Ron Kavanaugh, Founder, MosaicBooks.com; Jewell Parker Rhodes, National Best-Selling Author; Synthia SAINT JAMES, Internationally renowned Artist and Author; Dante Lee, President and CEO, Diversity City Media and Pam Perry, Chief Visionary, Ministry Marketing Solutions, President, Chocolate Pages."
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. 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.
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.
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