Sunday, December 16, 2007

Amazon's Kindle is Sold Out! Is it the iPod of Reading?

I waited a bit before I bought my first iPod. While I love all things tech, I also have a healthy bit of experience with being an early adapter and that's enough to put the brakes on 'gotta have it first' spending.

I thought the iPod was a marvelous device (and still do), but I scanned the geek sites for bugs and actually waited for the storage to go up and the price to come down. That definitely worked out. So I didn't have the instant subway cache of white wire hanging from my ears for almost two years.

I'm wondering if Amazon's new wireless reading device the Kindle, is going to be the next big thing I have to save for (especially at its price of $399). It's a 10.3 ounce, 7.5" x 5.3" x 0.7" (hmm . . . paperback sized), wireless (Sprint's national high-speed EVDO), handheld book reader and Amazon shopping cart.

That's right - Buy a book from Amazon and it is wirelessly delivered to your Kindle for free. Supposedly within one minute. It has a 6" display it calls E-Ink® that is gray scale with 600 x 800 pixel resolution.

As a complete 'bookaholic' I've got to admit that this does sound plenty tasty. While traveling I can scan blogs, check my webmail, read newspapers and magazines, along with instant book gratification. However, I think I may stay in 'wait-and-see' mode for a bit longer. The pros and the cons have quite a bit to battle out:
  • According to beta testers, the battery life is more than decent and the screen is easy to read.

  • Books have DRM (digital rights management, that's content or copy protection to you partner). Will I even own the book after ten years?

  • Book purchases are stored at to be retrieved if the Kindle is lost, broken or stolen. Other files should be on an SD memory card so they can be easily backed up.

  • It doesn't read PDF file format (rats!). However, you can use another program (Mobipocket Creator 4.2 - free) to convert PDF's to Mobi format, then upload to the Kindle.

  • Wow! Imagine having all of your school books on one device. That would make it worth it's wait in gold. The lack of Quasimodo backpack shoulder alone is priceless.

  • Oh no! Not another device? It took me awhile to combine my Tungsten pda with my cell phone. My handbag was (is) filled with electronics - iPod, pda, phone. Let's just use a rolling suitcase from now on, huh?

  • What if, after reading the book on the Kindle, you want a hard copy? Will there be a discount on the actual book? Or maybe, buy the book and get Kindle file free?

  • Will we ever be able to download files from libraries? For free? Or will it be forever married to Amazon?

  • On that same tip, what does this mean for independent book stores? Will they make the shift and sell more ebooks on CD (ugh)? Or find a way to upload their own supply?

  • The price really isn't that bad when you take in account the monthly cost of EVDO (at least $40 a month). All wireless is free on the Kindle.

  • Editors and other professional readers will not be able to site pages by fixed page numbers. The fluidity of the pages makes this maddening. Editors will have to a search for text or a phrase or sentence, much like searching for data on a webpage or site. Perhaps this will be addressed in future versions.

  • This may be a boon to self-published authors. An ISBN isn't even needed to sell your book on the Kindle platform.

  • There have been some complaints of flimsy construction.

  • Here's one of my favorites: If you buy more than one Kindle (on the same account), then anything you buy for one will be automatically downloaded to the others. Up to 6 Kindles can be dedicated to a single account. Ha! Now all I need is a special husband-wife/family discount. Come on Mr. Bezos. Just this once, for me . . . Please?

Okay, so what am I really waiting for? Let's see . . . I'm waiting for the iPhone to be offered with my carrier Verizon and perhaps a '2.1 version of the Kindle.

The war may be over before the battle begins - it already has it's own 'noun-verb' . . . kindling.

Check out Toni Morrison's take on the Kindle.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Black Author Showcase™ A Standing Room Only Success!

Comments heard last Friday at the Black Author Showcase™ at Howard University Continuing Education:

"That was just fantastic!"

"A premium experience"

". . . so upscale"

"We really enjoyed the authors and their presentations . . ."

"The food was excellent!"

(It was) so good – more than I expected."

"Please make sure I'm on your invitation list for the next one!"
Thank you to all of you who made the showcase this past Friday a success. Over 130 people came out in the rain to see:

Rey Harris - Motivational Morsels

Henriette Edmonds - The Georgia Avenue Bus

James A. Jimason - Dante's Destiny

Silvia Henderson - Why You Talk So White?

Angeline Bandon-Bibum - Sojourner's Dream

R.J. Williams - Cheapa 2 Keepa

Stafford L. Battle - AfroCyberspace

Shaun Mathis - This Hurts

Hilda Thomasine Wren - A Plain, Brown Wren

Wanda Childs - Pushed Into My Purpose

K. Lowery Moore - When I'm Loving You

Joyce Veranda Gray - Dark Karma

Dwayne Vernon - My Man, My Boyz

MacArthur Burton - Management Out of the Blue

Anita R Lambert - F.H.M. Murray

Matthew Horne - The Universe Is Inviting You In

Larry Chang - Wisdom for the Soul of Black Folk

Oscar Harp - Across Time: Mystery of the Great Sphinx

Theresa Grant - Hope and Desire

William Powell, Jr. - Valkyrie

Paul Lawrence Vann - Living on Higher Ground

22nd Century Press also introduced three new authors: Pleasetta Grace, Randy Philip, and Ralph Spencer.

The works ran the gamut: novels, self help, romance, poetry, autobiographical, technology, sci-fi, historical - you name it. There was a book for every type of book buying customer (except children, but keep an eye out for our next showcase in February).

The speakers were outstanding. Some had only a few minutes, but still left an indelible mark on the audience. During intermissions attendees checked out the school's facilities, visited the photographer Kea Taylor of Imagine Photography Studios taking professional head shots on location during the showcase, and dined on assorted cheeses, wines, smoked salmon, caviar and more. All of this and it was free to the public.

You will not want to miss the next one. Special thanks to the Prince George's County, MD chapter of the Black Writer's Guild for their support. See their website for the Afro Books Expo in February 2008.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Don't Miss the Fall 2007 Black Author Showcase™

Join us during Howard University's Homecoming Weekend for our 2nd showcase this year; sponsored by Howard University Continuing Education and 22nd Century Press.

Download the flyer here

Friday, October 19, 2007
4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Howard University, Continuing Education
1100 Wayne Avenue • Silver Spring, MD 20910
Near Silver Spring Metro • Parking Available

Refreshments served • Prize Drawings
Guests are requested to RSVP for catering purposes.

This experience is much more than just a book signing & lecture. Authors will read, discuss and/or enact their works and will network with readers and other literary professionals (graphic designers, copy editors, editors, reviewers, proof readers, photographers, videographers, illustrators) that help bring a book to life.

Black Author Showcase has been designed to assist authors in creating, preparing, writing, and marketing their works. It's aim is to connect authors with other literary professionals (graphic designers, copy editors, editors, reviewers, proof readers, photographers, videographers, illustrators, etc.) and with readers.

For more information call: 443-483-4261


All guests are invited to bring a gently used book to donate to the DC Prison Reading Project

Black Author Showcase™

Saturday, September 15, 2007

AuthorHouse Buys iUniverse - What's in it for You?

Filed under "The more things change . . . " category:

Huge subsidy publisher AuthorHouse has just gobbled up it's nearest competitor iUniverse. What effect will this have on small presses like ourselves here at 22nd Century? It's hard to tell now. However, it looks like another huge conglomerate thingy to me. Probably aimed to rid the world of us tiny, buzzing types.

Read more here in Publishers Weekly:
AuthorHouse Acquires iUniverse - 9/6/2007 2:18:00 PM - Publishers Weekly

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Howard University Continuing Education Partners with Black Author Showcase™ to Promote Metro Area Writers at Open House


Jim Washington, Special Projects Coordinator
Howard University Continuing Education

Howard University Continuing Education Partners with Black Author Showcase™ to Promote Metro Area Writers at Open House

Washington, DC — Howard University Continuing Education (HUCE) is the venue for the free October 19, 2007 event that will showcase more than 10 works of self-published authors from the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

The open house will feature the Howard University Continuing Education facilities and demonstrate course offerings including paralegal, ESL (English as a Second Language), Arabic, & Chinese language classes, computer workshops and more. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the staff and faculty of Howard University Continuing Education. Invitees are encouraged to bring a new or gently used paperback book or text book to donate to the DC Books to Prisons Project.

Diane Williams, director of the showcase stated "22nd Century Press is very excited about this partnership with Howard University Continuing Education. We are developing expanded resources and courses for self-published & aspiring authors by building on the classes that are currently offered by HUCE to the general public."

Howard University Continuing Education (HUCE) provides training and development services designed to maximize the professional and personal development of individuals and organizations in its state-of-the-art facilities in Silver Spring, at the University's other locations in Washington, DC, and in remote locations worldwide.. As the university-wide continuing education component of Howard University, HUCE draws from the University's rich and diverse resources and with external organizations to create innovative educational opportunities in a wide variety of formats.

Black Author Showcase™ has been designed by 22nd Century Press to assist authors in creating, preparing, writing, and marketing their works. Its’ aim is to connect authors with other literary professionals and readers utilizing the latest advances in digital publishing. This information is disseminated in the spirit of cooperative economics, shared knowledge and collective works to reach the African American market with writing and publishing education, news and information.

22nd Century Press is an independent publisher that is solely owned by KMG Consulting, a 16 year company in Prince George’s County, MD.

For additional information contact:
Diane Williams
22nd Century Press

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Yes Virginia, There Are Second Chances

Just like a publishing Santa, Harper Collins Publishers has given James Frey a shiny new contract instead of a lump of coal. What's a little bit of literary scandal anyway? Ha! It's millions in free press baby. Sure, memoir-fraudboy was grilled and left to bleed in public on Oprah. Never fear - that just makes us wonder if he's totally fictionalizing this next book.

Oh the morbid curiosity of it all. Novel or real life? Oooo scary. The Flava Flav of it all. While Random House pays up to $2.35 million in consumer rebates to settle the resulting class-action suit from his memoir embellishments, Frey gets a new "Bright Shiny Morning."

Notoriety . . . so much better than just plain old famous for selling books.

James Frey's First Novel Gives Him a Second Chance -

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The More Things Change . . . Books and Race - Blah, Blah, Blah

As a writer, where do you want your book to reside in ANY bookstore? That's right. WHEREVER the most people interested in your genre will find it. It's a shame that writers of Sci-Fi, horror, and other genres are instantly installed in the "African American" section of the major booksellers just because they also happen to be a different shade.

Simply put, bookstore segregation must stop. However, there will be no busing of novels across the store aisles. Supposedly, Barnes and Nobel has begun to integrate their fiction stacks.

I am going to keep my eye on the lawsuit filed by Nadine Aldred against her publisher, the Penguin Group. This lawsuit and the larger issue are covered in this article written by Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg in the December 6, 2006 issue of the Wall Street Journal: Why Book Industry Sees the World Split Still by Race -

The blog, "On The Wrong Side of the Alligator" has posted a large portion of the complaint. It's lengthy but fascinating reading for those of us that want the best chance to produce an international bestseller. Ms. Aldred's pseudonym weighs in on her blog here: Millenia Black | Taking Care of Business

Friday, July 13, 2007

Our Art Directors are looking at portfolios of artists interested in doing cover illustrations

22nd Century publications include fiction and non-fiction titles. You may send tearsheets or prints or other examples of your work - do not send originals. Include an SASE for return. All materials are sent at your own risk.

The art department may accept email submissions under certain circumstances.Send inquiries to
info AT 22ndCenturyPress DOT com

Monday, July 9, 2007


QBR hosts the 9th HARLEM BOOK FAIR JULY 20 - 22, 2007
Publishers, writers, literacy vendors will exhibit and author panel discussions will be televised by C-Span’s Book TV.
2007 Harlem Bookfair

Monday, July 2, 2007

The End of Publishing As You Know It?

Check out this big guy – actually not that big, since it’s small enough to fit in at the New York Public Library. It’s the Espresso Book Machine. Coffee, scone and on demand books anyone? Visitors to the library can print off books over 200,000 public domain titles free of charge.

We keep talking about literary change, but here it is in your local neighborhood library (well almost). Sounds of Sam Cooke in the background singing "A Change Is Gonna Come" are being replaced with the whirring sound of that insta-book you just printed. Find your author, subject, publisher and print away. Too cool.

New York Public library gets first Espresso book machine

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Easy Trackers for Book Trends & Statistics Junkies

You're not the only one obsessed with your sales ranking on Amazon
and Barnes & Noble. There are several free online tools for tracking sales rankings, because authors and publishers just can't wait 
for their daily fix of the numbers.

Title Z instantly retrieves historic and current sales rankings from Amazon and creates printable reports. Check the trends and see how topics or titles perform over time - for free (for now).

Check out charts of the top gainers, losers, and the 'currently hot' on Charteous. You can even see the 'all time favorites' (Hmm . . . let's see - Harry Potter, any thing in Oprah's book club, and the tell all for 2007 - The Secret).

If you can't get your numbers fix on here, nothing will do. The true numbers gatherers are those that subscribe to the 'Amazon BestSeller' pitch. Wow! I'm a best seller if I get every one in my mailing lists and my uncle Bob's email list to buy my book at 3:47 am on Amazon. I will then be the best seller for an entire hour. Hot Diggity! Oh yeah, where's my bling?

Don't sell the trailer and buy that Mercedes just yet. According to Steve Weber in his newest offering "Plug Your Book" - ". . . a single technique doesn’t support a book for long; steady sales depend on continuous promotion." On page 34 he demonstrates with Title Z charts the importance of a  'Long Tail' strategy versus the InstaBestseller Campaign.

Oh well. I never take a look at the sales ranking when I buy online. I always go by content, what I need at the time, and personal recommendations. Go figure.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Coming Soon!

An African-American scientist seeks to stop an invasion from within.
Preview it today.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Friday, June 15, 2007

Black Writers Reunion & Conference First Call for Proposals

The Black Writers Reunion & Conference (BWRC) invites proposals for workshops to be presented at the BWRC 2008. BWRC '08 will be held in Tampa, Florida, June 19-21, 2008, with workshops being presented June 20-21.

BWRC '08 provides speakers and participants with an opportunity to focus intensively on specific writing topics. Often writers' conferences concentrate solely on the craft and business of writing books for publication.

They welcome proposals on any topic of interest to the writing community, but particularly encourage proposals on writing careers and writing-related businesses that introduce participants to the diverse opportunities available to them beyond creative writing as professional writers and writing service providers in addition to creative writing and publishing.

bwrc-news : Message: BWRC First (Official) Call for Proposals

Proposals due: Midnight, July 15, 2007
Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2007
Workshop handouts submission deadline: March 15, 2008
Camera ready copy of handouts due: April 7, 2008
Speakers' itineraries due: May 18, 2008
Workshop date: June 20-21, 2008

Download the RFP:

Additional Information:

JUNE 19-21, 2008

For additional information, see the conference website:

Additional details will be published on the site as they become

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Agents of Literary Change

That's what we hope to be for thousands of unpublished authors. The winds of change have already begun to gust through the publishing industry with new resources, mergers, new companies, fresh printing and distribution methods.

22nd Century intends to be the port in the storm for authors. We will assist you in choosing the right services, technology, marketing methods, and all of the basics you will need to become a successful published author.

We know your struggle because frankly, we are you. A group of authors and small business entrepreneurs who have published in various media and have contended with the high costs, pink slips, rejections, high tech and bittersweet object of our affection - writing.

The publishing industry is changing . . . stay with us to keep your edges sharp.


Friday, May 25, 2007

Our Authors

Stafford L. Battle

Rey O. Harris

Interview with the authors of 'AfroCyberspace - Battle & Harris

Dr. Charles H. Epps

Ralph Spencer


July 2009
Author Stafford L. Battle (AfroCyberspace) has won 2nd prize for his story 'The Legend of Shango' in the First Annual Sword and Soul Short Story Competition on and his story 'The Lynching' is published this month in issue nine of the online speculative fiction magazine: Expanded Horizons.

Interview with the authors Stafford L. Battle and Rey O. Harris.

December 2008
Black Author Showcase Holiday BookFair
The Show Place Arena and Prince George's Equestrian Center
14900 Pennsylvania Avenue Upper MarlboroMD 20772
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET)

October 2008
October is Speculative Fiction Month on the Black Author Showcase

April  2008

S.I.S.T.E.R.S. at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is hosting the Black Author Showcase from 12 noon to 3 PM on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at The Commons. 

February 2008
Howard University Continuing Education in partnership with Black Author Showcase™
presents a Black History Celebration.
Friday, February 29, 2008 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Howard University, Continuing Education1100 Wayne Avenue • Silver Spring, MD 20910

October 2007 -
Howard University Continuing Education Partners with Black Author Showcase™ to Promote Metro Area Writers at Open House.

Friday, October 19, 2007

4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Howard University, Continuing Education
1100 Wayne Avenue • Silver Spring, MD 20910
Near Silver Spring Metro • Parking Available

Refreshments served • Prize Drawings


This experience is much more than just a book signing & lecture. Authors and readers will network with other literary professionals that help bring a book to life.

Black Author Showcase has been designed to assist authors in creating, preparing, writing, and marketing their works. It's aim is to connect authors with other literary professionals (graphic designers, copy editors, editors, reviewers, proof readers, photographers, videographers, illustrators, etc.) and with readers.

May 2007
 Upper Marlboro Woman Launches Indie Press

Upper Marlboro Woman Launches Indie Press

Upper Marlboro, Md, May 2007 In response to what she sees as a dearth of quality African American nonfiction and serious ethnic fiction titles,Diane Williams, wife of author Stafford L. Battle, has become a publisher, launching 22nd Century Press, an independent house committed to contemporary multicultural literature.
Based in Mitchellville, MD which is in the metropolitan Washington, DC area, the press will release up to six books a year. 22nd Century Press's first release is AfroCyberspace: 1000+ Websites That Will Enrich Your World by Stafford L. Battle and Rey O. Harris, the follow-up to their African American Guide to the Internet (1996, McGraw Hill).

The company plans to provide unparalleled support to the uninitiated writer. 22nd Century Press has already produced several Black Author Showcase™ events in efforts to promote not just their titles, but also other small publishers and self-published authors. They partner with authors to get their product in front of readers in a variety of ways. “Unfortunately for most writers, they think once the manuscript is done their work is over. Nothing could be further from the truth. That’s why we created the showcase event and are also working on several other innovative projects that will help authors continue to sell regularly,” Battle said.

“Everything we do, we share with others” says Williams, who has a multimedia guide to self-publishing upcoming in the summer 2010 catalog. “As I was researching the changes in the publishing business to promote the company, I realized that this information is needed by all writers and would be authors,” she said. In that vein, she has also created a free online author’s community – the Black Author Showcase Community, to share publishing information, promote authors, artists, and freelance editorial professionals and connect with readers.

Battle and Harris were instrumental in the 90’s in creating the successful “Book to the Future” conference that featured Ivan Van Sertima and Sonia Sanchez at the University of the District of Columbia. Stafford Battle is a graduate of several professional publishing courses at Stanford and Howard Universities, besides his work as a journalist and author. Diane Williams is a long time technologist, consultant, writer, and trainer in information technology.

22nd Century Press is currently accepting manuscripts for future catalogs and is also finalizing its distributor selection. The press will utilize a number of talented editorial freelancers from the metropolitan area. The 2009 list will include Federal City View, a book of photographical essays from Ralph Spencer, an autobiography from a prominent local physician, a speculative fiction novel, Insane Messiah; and a multi media entry, “. . . because the industry is quickly changing. Books are not just paper, but interactive DVDs, ebooks, podcasts and more. Our technical expertise keeps our products on the edge of what’s out there now and beyond. You know, the 22nd Century.”

Diane Williams
info (at)

12138 Central Avenue, Suite 223
Mitchellville, MD 20721

Monday, May 21, 2007

My Century Book Publishing Consulting

We also provide coaching, education, ghostwriting, editorial, design, marketing, distributing and printing assistance to authors with My Century Book Publishing Consulting.

It's a full-service book sheparding/production company with consultation on branding, publishing, distribution and fulfillment options for writers that want their own publishing company and/or wish to collaborate in the production of books of exceptional quality.

We created My Century specifically to help authors make the best book possible. We provide coaching, pay royalties and take submissions, however we do not accept all manuscripts for publication.We partner with our authors to create a high quality, well-designed, salable book; not a quick, get-it-out-there-in-a-minute unprofessional job. We offer sincere editing and criticism aimed at making the author successful.

Before you choose another publishing solution - give us a call. Quality and personal service is the 22nd Century Press and My Century difference.


22nd Century Press publishes multicultural literature & non-fiction emphasizing creative diversity. We look for innovative writers and have a special interest in speculative fiction. We publish books in the traditional model (approx. 6 books per year).

Our location is in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area - Mitchellville, MD 16 miles from D.C.

Paperback and foreign rights to our titles:
Email rights (at)

Permissions inquiries:
Email permissions (at)

Review copies:
Email publicity (at)

For desk copies:
Mail your request on university departmental letterhead to the attention of the Publicity Department, 22nd Century Press.

22nd Century Press
12138 Central Avenue
Suite 223
Mitchellville, MD 20721

All other queries:
Email us at info (at)

22nd Century Press is home to the Black Author Showcase, a cooperative learning, teaching and supporting literary community for anyone who helps bring a book to life. It is a thriving network for authors, readers, publishers, photographers, librarians, reviewers, graphic designers, editors, ghostwriters, agents, and others.

We are a member of The Green Press Initiative and have a commitment to print a growing number of our titles on paper that is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, and/or recycled and processed chlorine free.

Sunday, May 20, 2007


Thank you for your interest in 22nd Century Press. We are actively considering non-fiction and speculative fiction manuscripts for the 2010 - 2011 seasons. We accept unagented queries. However, we do ask that you first send a query letter/email following the guidelines at the end of this message. Do not send complete manuscripts.

What We Want To See:

Non-fiction titles that will start provocative conversations and convey a unique perspective sharing the not often seen point of view. We look for creativity, unusual expression and new takes on old cultural ideas that otherwise may not have a traditional publishing outlet. 22nd Century Press welcomes submissions of quality and commercial fiction in most genres, including fiction, nonfiction, drama, young adult, focusing on diverse themes by published and first-time authors.

We are especially interested in young adult titles, speculative and literary fiction.
We are presently not considering picture books, poetry, or children's books.


We are looking for helpful, informational topics and titles from a multicultural perspective. Politics, technology, current events, environmental, contemporary culture and lifestyle issues are subjects of high interest.

Send your query letter/email with a synopsis of your book - fiction or non-fiction, author bio and the first three chapters single side and double-spaced. Do not send the entire manuscript until it is requested by an editor. Include in your letter your proposed target audience and marketing ideas.

Your submission should include:
  • A one page, single spaced query letter
    Contact information
    Genre (mainstream, speculative, mystery, paranormal, biography, self-help, historical, thriller, young adult,. . .)
    Working title and length of manuscript (100,000 actual word count maximum)
    Status (complete or incomplete)
    1-2 paragraph blurb about plot of book
    1-2 paragraphs about the author and marketing the book
    your qualifications as a writer and highlighting the importance of the work you are submitting
    A preliminary outline of the intended target market for your work, how your work differs from that already existing in that market, and how you plan to market your book.

  • A one page synopsis outlining the subject of the manuscript (8 pages max)
  • Double spaced and written in present tense
  • Detail the manuscript’s main plot from beginning to end
  • A copy of the first 3 chapters
  • Double spaced and typed in a 12 point font.
  • Proofread for typographical errors and grammatical errors
  • Document attachments should be saved as a .pdf or .doc file.


•Include a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelopes (SASE) if you would like your manuscript returned. The manuscript will be recycled without the proper postage and envelope.
•A large envelope that will fit your manuscript.
•Sufficient and proper postage for the weight of your manuscript.
•Do not send money or checks - only postal canceling or stamps
•Use First Class or Priority mail. Do not use Media Mail, UPS, or FedEx.We do not return manuscripts outside the US.
•A self-addressed stamped envelope (size 10) for our response.
•A self-addressed stamped acknowledgement postcard (optional). This card will be returned to you once your proposal has been received.
•Send only copies of original work, artwork, photographs, layout boards, or other manuscript-related materials. Keep all originals.


If we are interested in your project, you can expect to hear from us within two to six months. Because of the volume of submissions, if your query does not fall within our guidelines, we will be unable to respond to you. THE STAFF WILL NOT ACCEPT TELEPHONE CALLS REGARDING THE STATUS OR REVIEW OF A MANUSCRIPT.

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Mail Submissions To:
Acquisitions Editor
22nd Century Press
12138 Central Avenue
Suite 223
Mitchellville, MD 20721

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Contact Us

For more information about 22nd Century Press or any of our authors, to request a review copy, or to arrange for an appearance or interview, please send us a message by clicking one of the links below:

Bookseller & Media Inquiries

General Questions

Submissions (Please see Submission Guidelines)

Desk Copy Requests
Please email all requests for desk copies or mail to the address at the end of the page.

The letter MUST be on school letterhead and should include:
1. Title and ISBN.
2. Instructor's name.
3. Course name and number.
4. Course starting date.
5. Estimated enrollment.

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22nd Century Press, LLC
12138 Central Avenue, Suite 223
Mitchellville, MD 20721