Saturday, April 25, 2009

Insane Messiah

Insane Messiah
Stafford L. Battle
Spring 2012
Trade Paperback
An African-American scientist seeks to stop an invasion from within.

Global warming is making life difficult as raging tsunamis are ripping the continental coastlines causing considerable commercial and human loss. The world's economies again are drowning in hyper-inflation as the super rich struggle to secure better financial control and safer places to live.

However, according to one discredited African college professor, humankind has even bigger problems to consider. He tries in vain to warn his colleagues about the wrath of a superior alien species that has been living on earth for millions. But nobody will believe him unless he can produce proof and prevent a devastating retaliation that could utterly wipe out all human civilization.

Read a preview here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gearing Up for the BEA

This is our first year as participants in Book Expo America - the premier event for the North American publishing industry - and we are plenty excited. BookExpo America will be held this year from Thursday, May 28 through Sunday, May 31 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York, NY.

We thought it would be a good choice, even though we are painfully small, since the expo was slated to come to Washington, DC in 2010. All of that has been changed (to our chagrin), perhaps due to the economy. The BEA is now staying at the Javits Center for 3 more years.


Anyway, we will be there with our three new books: Federal City View, The Long, Steep Climb, and AfroCyberspace. We will also have previews of Insane Messiah - a speculative fiction book that delivers in October 2009. We will be offering special discounts on all orders placed during the show and free shipping on full case orders. We will also be promoting the Black Author Showcase community.

Come by and check out our catalog, meet our authors, or just to say hi and give support. This is a big step for us and we look forward to meeting existing and new friends.

Visit us at booth 2148 Directly behind the Tom Joyner Foundation (2248) - don't miss us!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Online Consumer Orders

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Monday, April 13, 2009

22nd Century Press Gets Publishers Weekly Mention

The article sidebar Issues of Race in SF in this weeks' (April 13th) Publishers Weekly has a quote from BAS founder and 22nd Century Press publisher, Diane Williams.

Writer Rose Fox takes a quick look at two presses who produce speculative fiction for non-white readers and authors.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Respond To Your Crappy Reviews

Ever get the urge to respond to a review that definitely did not make your day? There's a website just for you - and others that would like to vent and commiserate the effects of a bad review.

The Worst Review Ever asks you to submit and/or link to your bad review, then you have a chance to discuss how it made you feel or to tear that crazy @$#%&$# down. It's the brainchild of Frenemies Harper Teen YA author, Alexa Young.
The blog says it's all about healing -
"we need to put the harsh words in perspective and re-access our will to live…our desire to create…our special purpose...or at least our sense of humor."

Now Alexa writes about a pretty snarky bunch of teens - perhaps she would be used to reviewers comments and could just dust them off of her shoulder.

The less said, the better.