Q&A with Debut Author, Raven Leilani

Earlier this week Raven Leilani (author of bookseller favorite Luster) was named a 5 Under 35 honoree! The program, organized by the National Book Foundation, recognizes five young fiction writers (selected by past National Book Award Winners and Finalists, or previous 5 Under 35 Honorees) at a ceremony and are presented with a $1,000 prize. … Continue reading Q&A with Debut Author, Raven Leilani

New Release Fireworks…in August!

August is, traditionally, a slower period in the publishing biz, but in a year that's been anything but conventional, anything can happen—including an August of new release fireworks! This week showcases powerhouse debuts, the return of a few bookseller favorites and—yes, you're reading this correctly—a new addition to the Twilight saga. Get crackin' and read more about … Continue reading New Release Fireworks…in August!

BlackoutBestsellerList Recommendations

Amistad Books is encouraging readers to purchase any two books by Black writers between June 14th and June 20th. The goal is to blackout bestsellers lists with Black voices and demonstrate the power of Black publishing. We've gathered some bookseller favorites in case you needed some ideas. We also encourage you to buy from a … Continue reading BlackoutBestsellerList Recommendations