African American Author Connection


African American Author Connection

Forum for African American authors to promote their work.  Discuss marketing strategies and other topics related to writing and publishing your book.

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Introducing Reading Alley - Get Independent Reviews for Your Books

We're inviting all authors to check out our site -- Reading Alley ( . Reading Alley is a new site that helps…Continue

Started by Carole Jul 10.

Promote Your Book, Amazon Page, Kindle Page, Barnes and Noble page, Author's Website

Are you looking to expand your book marketing reach, promote your book while also promoting your Amazon page, Kindle page, Barnes and Noble page, NOOK Book page and your author's website and/or…Continue

Tags: book promotions, book marketing

Started by CBM Jun 27.

KDP Select

Hi everyone. I just want to know your thoughts or experience with KDP Select. I have several novels enrolled in this program and would like feed back. Continue

Tags: authors, fiction, non, urban, royalities

Started by Janie DeCoster Jun 16.

Lets help each other by tagging each others books on Amazon. 14 Replies

I saw this on another web site. Let's help each other by tagging and liking each other's books on Amazon. This can move your book up in a particular category. Here is my book, just click the like…Continue

Started by George Cook. Last reply by Janie DeCoster Jun 16.

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Comment by Rochelle Campbell on November 19, 2015 at 1:13am

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to share my book FURY FROM HELL with you. It's free today, 11/19 on Amazon. Then, goes to normal price -- $1.99 -- on Fri, 11/20.

This paranormal cop thriller is sure to please!  I'm a Brooklynite looking to make waves.

FURY FROM HELL Download 4 free today!


Comment by Janie DeCoster on July 23, 2015 at 8:09pm

Being the kind of woman she was a man like Clay Matthews, as nice and dependable as he was just couldn't satisfy her. Her mind fell back to the sexy bowlegged specimen at the picnic who called himself Joe. She bet he could satisfy her in more ways than one, she mused as she imagined them buck-naked in bed at some high-rise hotel. She was getting turned on just thinking about it. Mmmm why did Gade have to meet him first?

There is more to this sizzling story so down load your copy now!



Comment by Worlds To Discover on December 19, 2014 at 9:24am

My latest illustration ... for more of my work please visit my site

Comment by LaSean R Shelton on September 28, 2014 at 11:56pm

Hello good day! 

Have you, a friend or a loved one ever experience a job loss?  Or maybe you spend 90% of your day daydreaming and fantasizing about your dreams because they mean that much to you; however, you are doing this while on the clock! Or are you trapped in a 9-5 but cannot quit because it pays the bills BUT you wanna tell your boss to kiss your... Well if you answered yes to either of these statements,  I invite you to read "Congratulations! You Just Lost Your J.O.B"

This book is available on LuLu, Smashwords and Amazon. Simply go to to order!

Written and compiled by LaSean Rinique Shelton, ‘CONGRATULATIONS! YOU JUST LOST YOUR J.O.B!’ brings together a group of ‘dedicated entrepreneurs’ to prove that losing a job can dramatically change anyone’s life for the better. While most see a ‘Job’ as the road to prosperity and security, the book’s authors rightfully redefine the word as J.O.B: “Just Over Broke” or “Juggling Overdue Bills”. Want to find out why? Read on!

In this economy, many of those who are struggling would do anything for work. Equally, those who are employed view losing their jobs as a life-destroying dread. However, a group of self-titled ‘dedicated entrepreneurs’ have banded together in a powerful new book to make it clear that losing one’s job can easily become their ticket and fast-track to a better life.

Comment by Shelah Maul on September 25, 2014 at 12:07pm

Hello! I am obviously not an African American, but I wrote a memoir about a woman from Africa. I'm looking to connect with a readership that will identify with my book. If you know of a reviewer, blogger etc. who would be interested, please pass along my direct contact info:, Thank you and have a wonderful day! :) 

Comment by Omera Productions on September 24, 2014 at 1:08pm

I have a new AA author who has written and published two children's book. Her latest one is scheduled to be released on November 28, 2014.  Is there anyone in the group who has a book blog or site where they would be interested in interviewing this author and featuring her book(s) on their site?  If so, please email Omera (  

Comment by Yvonne Mikell on September 7, 2014 at 4:49pm

I am giving away a copy of my romantic suspenseful novel, Silence Is Broken,

Comment by Catherine Crumber on August 5, 2014 at 2:10pm

Elevated, a Tale by Catherine Crumber

New Urban Christian Fiction Romance by Catherine Crumber available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and everywhere books are sold.
Paperback: 978-0-9960303-2-8 *** Ebook: 978-0-9960303-1-1

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J Collins, used tire distributor thinks he couldn’t have met Rachel Patterson, non-profit director of The Dreamcatcher’s Organization under a more embarrassing circumstance. If the first impression is everything, then J is sure she will be clutching her purse and crossing to the opposite side of the street at the sight of him. He soon learns his assumption is quite accurate when he repeatedly meets Rachel in the elevator of the building where they both reside. For Rachel, these untimely meetings are a constant reminder of why good men are in such short supply. That is until the elevator breaks leaving J and her stranded inside. J and Rachel soon agree these meetings of chance are better described as divine appointments. However, the people in their worlds disagree especially when J becomes an expendable casualty of an evil plan devised against The Dreamcatcher’s Organization. J and Rachel’s faith is tested beyond measure to hold on to God and each other when the truth about J’s past is exposed and a past love of Rachel’s comes to Richmond, Virginia with an agenda of his own.

Comment by Catherine Crumber on July 24, 2014 at 10:35am


I will offer the blogger or reviewer an individual affiliate link which gives you 20% of the sale from my new book in exchange for a blog post or review during the months of Aug., Sept. and Oct. of 2014.

Comment by Catherine Crumber on July 23, 2014 at 5:40pm

Wed. May 27, 2015-  Fri. May 30, 2015 @ Jarvis Center in New York

Authors, are you dreaming of Going to BookExpo America?

You'll want to read this!

Okay, so by now you know I share news about marketing efforts for Authors. - Why? I do this because I know first hand how hard it can be to get noticed. With that written, I am going to share with you another opportunity.

This opportunity comes in increments of 10. - Meaning if you are the 11th and final author to respond, you will not be able to participate but if you are the 11th out 20 authors to respond, you made the cut! - Get ready.

My friend is Carol Rogers and she is a book distributor. - She also sponsors spaces at various book fairs and events in New York throughout the year.

If any of you have looked at the price of going it alone to the Book Expo America 2015 - You know the following:

a. Spots are going fast.

b. It will cost you between,-1,200 to 2,500 USD not including lodging and food or the extras offered.

c. Anybody who is anyone in the industry usually attends this at least one.

d. It is possible to make a deal that will launch your career to a new level.

e. Hotels are booking fast for this event. I called two weeks ago and one hotel only had two rooms left.

Bottom line: Carol is sponsoring spaces that will rotate at her table. She is looking for 10 authors or 20 authors or 30 authors (you get the picture) who want the VIP package. The cost will be between $550 and $650. - That's more than 50% off you trying to do this alone.  - $300 is due by September 20, 2014. She will let you know the details.

Interested? - Contact Carol at or for more info.

Guess what? - I am taking the 1st slot. - Do I have 9 more authors that will join me?


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