Amber Communications Group, Inc.; Amber Books; Adrienne Ingrum, LLC.; QBR The Black Book Review/QBR.com; Written Magazine; Disilgold.com; AALBC.com; MosaicBooks.com and Book Expo America Invite……….
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, , Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City, NY, 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, NY.
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.
2006, 2007 and 2008 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION EXHIBITORS INCLUDED:
African American Books On Tour; Africa World Press/Red Sea Press; African American Literature Book Club (AALBC.com); Afrikan World Book Distributors; Alight! New York Grit Books; Amber Communications Group Inc.; Amiaya Entertainment; AmmPublishing; Annie Busby; Aphesis Publishing; Arc Type Press; Around the Way Books; Asta Publications; Aya Press; Aspicomm Media; Avo Publishing; Austin Publishing/Kaden Publishing; Baker Publishing Group; Barry Nix; The Beckham Publications Group Inc.; Big Door Presentations and Publications; Big Time Studios; BIS Publications; Biz-E-Bee Publications; Blacast Entertainment/ Urbanbooksonline.com; Black Americans In Publishing; Black At Work.com; BlackBoard Entertainment Media Group; Black Issues Book Review; BlackListed, LLC.; Black Print Publishing; Brand Nu Words; Brooklyn Christian Center; BroSis Publishing; Brown Erotic Publishing; C&B Books Distribution; Chocolate Angel Publishing; Chocolate Pages; Creative Wisdom Books; Christian Nations Center; Connie Leon; Color Bridge, LLC; Cultured Expressions; Delores Quinerly Press; Destiny Publishing; Disilgold Soul Publishing; Diversity City Media, Inc.; Emida International Publishing; Every Generation Media, LTD; firebrandpublishing; First Black Autos-The Story of Charles C.R. Patterson; FYOS; Genesis Press; GhettoHeat; Green Olive Tree Publishing; GS Publishing Group; Gumbo For The Soul Publications; Harobed House: Hilton Publishing; Imperious Publishing; In and Out the Dugout; In the Note of C; Irene Smalls; It’s Time For Bed; Jewels Publishing; Just Like Me Books; Just Sisters Publications; Just Us Books, Inc.; Kaden Publishing; Kandour Publishing; Ken Hudson & Associates; Kidding Around Entertainment; K Harris Publishing, Inc.; Kija Entertainment; Kingdom Kids Clubs; Kinship Press; Kymber Jae Publishing; Late Bloomer; Lefall and Company; Le’Femme Fatale Productions; Lift Every Voice/Moody Publishers; Lighted Mansions; Literally Speaking Press; Literamed Publications; Mad Parent Publishing; M&E Abrams Publications; Maria Falconer; Mahogany Star Publishing; Melodrama Publishing; Mind Candy; MomoWilly, Inc.; Mirror-Gibbs Publishing; Mosaicbooks.com; Ms. Gail’s Books; Nay-jay Publishing; Nefrawerks Diversified; Nega Fulo Books; Nile Publishing; Nunes Productions; Outskirts Press; Papa Lemon; Papyrus Publishing; Pathway Publishing; Paul L. Woodring; Parker Publishing; People Skills International; Pond View Press; Power Play Media; Prodigal Son Ministries; Publishing Associates; Q-Boro Books; QBR The Black Book Review/Harlem Book Fair; Quick Qwest publications; Relentless Content, LLC; RJ Publications; Renaissance Media Sales & Distribution; River Maverick Publishing; Ruby Burke; S.E.L.F. Publishing; Shawn Ryan; Sheryl Walker Press; Silver Maple Publications; Strebor Books International; Sun Cycle Publishing; Tate Publishing; The Cartel Publications; The Elevator Group; The Healing Tree; The Pilgram Press; Third World Press; Triple Crown Publications; Urban Ministries; Urban Touch Entertainment; White Men Can’t Hump; Wisdom Books, Inc.; Who’s Who Publishing; W. James Richardson; Walk Worthy Press; and Writing for the Lord Ministries; and Written Magazine.
FOR EXHIBITING INFORMATION:
For exhibiting information at the African American Pavilion at BookExpo America contact Steve Rosato, Director of Strategic Accounts and Sales at 203-840- 5463; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and Tony Rose, Executive Director, Co-Founder at 520-568-6692; Email: email@example.com
The African American Pavilion Package includes (but is not limited) to the following:
EARLY BIRD BONUS (VALUE)!!! YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE 1/4 PAGE AD IN THE 2009 EXHIBITORS JOURNAL, AND A FREE ($199.00) WEBSITE EVALUATION/ CONSULTATION WHEN YOU RESERVE SPACE ( 50% DOWN ) BY December 1, 2008 ( Except Value Package )
10×10 package-$3,690.00 (100 sq. ft.) (30% Discount off all BEA Exhibitor Pricing) includes 6 badges.
10×10 Value Package-$2,600.00 (100 sq. ft.) NO combining.
Premium Small Press $3,035.00 (80 sq. ft) – NO combining / (30% Discount off all BEA Exhibitor Pricing) includes 4 badges.
Premium Small Press Value Package $2,450.00 (80 sq. ft.) – NO combining.
Small Press $1,880.00 (48 sq. ft) NO combining / (30% Discount off all BEA Exhibitor Pricing) includes 2 badges.
Small Press Value Package $1,325.00 (48 sq. ft.) NO combining.
10×20 package-$6,419.00 (30% Discount off all BEA Exhibitor Pricing) includes 10 badges.
ALL PACKAGES INCLUDE
All packages ( Except Value Package ) include carpet, (1) draped table and (2) Side chairs, (1) wastebasket.
All packages include individual listing on web and official directory.
Specific booth location w/in Pavilion will be assigned.
Badge allotment ( Except Value Package ) determined by size per official show rules.
All packages ( Except Value Package ) include meeting room privileges.
Pavilion Show floor signage- (Banner) Recognized as official BEA Pavilion.
Pavilion will be promoted in the BEA directory, website, QBR The Black Book Review – QBR.com / Written Magazine / BlackNews.com / AMBERBOOKS.COM and other national media outlets.
SPECIAL FEATURES FOR 2009
Special exhibitors placement in The African American Pavilion for Children’s Publishers and Self Publishers.
Literary agents booth, with private meeting room privileges.
Publicists booth, with private meeting room privileges.
Listing in Book Expo America master directory.
Listing on Book Expo America Website directory.
Company listing in Written Magazine / QBR The Black Book Review – QBR.com / www.bookexpoamerica.com and www.amberbooks.com .
For further information on the African American Pavilion and BookExpo America please visit: WWW.BOOKEXPOAMERICA.COM or WWW.AMBERBOOKS.COM