Deals.Disney Publishing Worldwide has split it's children's book division into two groups, both of which will be headed by African American African American Multiculture A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. See Race. women. Andrea Davis Andrea Davis (born 1980) is a beauty queen from El Paso, Texas who holds the Mrs. Pacific Islands 2007 title. Davis is the first Mrs. Pacific Islands in the history of Mrs. United America to hail from this state. Pinkney, formerly the executive editor of Disney/Hyperion's successful imprint for African American children's books, Jump at the Sun, steps up to the position of editorial director for Hyperion's entire children's list. Jackie Carter, former continuity director at Disney Global Children's Books, is now its editorial director.
Villard/Strivers Row editor Melody Guy hit the ground running in the new year. She just inked a rumored six-figure, three-book deal with Tracy-Price Thompson. Thompson's first Villard novel, Black Coffee is slated to be published in Spring 2002. Villard also struck a deal for two books by Edwardo Jackson with Janell Walden Agyeman of Marie Brown Associates representing. Jackson's first book, Ever After, is scheduled for a September 2001 release. Villard acquired Not All Dogs, a self-published novel by C. Kelly Robinson, will be published by Villard's Strivers Row imprint this fall.
Comedy King Bernie Mac <noinclude> Bernard Jeffrey McCullough (born October 5, 1957), better known as Bernie Mac, is a two time Emmy Award-nominated American actor and comedian. sold the world and audio rights to his new book, I Ain't Scared of You!, to editor Tracy Sherrod for Pocket Books' MTV MTV
in full Music Television
U.S. cable television network, established in 1980 to present videos of musicians and singers performing new rock music. MTV won a wide following among rock-music fans worldwide and greatly affected the popular-music business. imprint for a reported high six-figures. Random House is set to publish Maxine Clair's new novel, October Suite this fall, and Ballantine's One World recently won the bid for Freedom in the Family, a civil rights movement memoir by Patricia Stephens Due and her daughter Tananarive Due Tananarive Due (tuh-NAN-uh-reev DOO; born 1966) is an American author.
Due is originally from Florida. Her mother is civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due. Due earned a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University and an M.A. , marking the speculative fiction
Diggs also recently signed TV judge Greg Mathis' memoir, Inner City Miracle, with co-writer Blair F. Walker. Diggs also bought Growing Up X, a new memoir by Ilysah Shabazz, Malcolm X's daughter. Also set for a 2002 release with One World is the new novel, Brothers, a domestic drama by Freddie Lee Johnson III. One World has also picked up the paperback rights for This lust In, by Yolanda Joe (published in hardcover by Doubleday), and Every Party Tells A Story, Karen Hudson's book offering classy entertaining tips for black folks who want to run with the big dogs.
Manie Barron has purchased The Eddie Carter Story, written by Robert Allen with Allene Carter, for HarperCollins imprint, Amistad Press. Eddie Carter, Allene's father -in- law, was one of the seven soldiers whose distinguished service cross former-president Bill Clinton upgraded to a medal of honor Medal of Honor
highest American military decoration for wartime gallantry. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
See : Bravery .
HarperCollins is set to publish Pimpnosis, by photographer Tracy Funches and writer Rob Marriott, which is a coffee table book on pimps and their culture. Speaking of the street, HarperCollins also picked up Too Beautiful for Words, by first-time novelist Monique Harris--a story of a prostitute Story of a Prostitute (春婦伝 Shunpu den named Peaches and Jesus, her pimp--as well as A Dogz Life, rapper DMX's "inspirational" memoir of his troubled youth and megastar salvation, which will be published under the HarperEntertainment imprint in 2001.
William Morrow editor Kelli Martin has recently acquired bell hooks' Communion: Women, Aging and Love for the Morrow imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Morrow has published hooks' entire love trilogy including All About Love--New Visions, and Salvation--Black People and Love.
Dutton won an auction, with a six-figure bid, for the first novel by Nick Chiles and Denene Millner, authors of the What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know series. The relationship novel, entitled Love Don't Live Here, is due out in spring 2002.
Dora McDonald, former private secretary and personal aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has broken her self-imposed silence after 40 years. McDonald plans to publish her story, tentatively titled Assistant to the King, with Hill Street Press.
New Publishing Developments
HarperCollins publishers recently launched a new imprint, HarperTorch, which will publish four African American romance titles per year.
Toni Trent Parker, co-author of Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children's Books, recently launched Blackberry Express, a new quarterly guide to African American children's literature and for educators, librarians, booksellers and families.
Major Jackson won the 2000 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for Leaving Saturn, which is scheduled to be published by the University of Georgia Press The University of Georgia Press or UGA Press is a publishing house and is a member of the Association of American University Presses.
Founded in 1938, the UGA Press is a division of the University of Georgia and is located on the campus in Athens, Georgia, USA. . Congratulations to 2001 Coretta Scott King Award The Coretta Scott King Award is an annual award presented by the American Library Association. Named for Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., this award recognizes outstanding African American authors and illustrators. winners Jacqueline Woodson, Bryan Collier, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Doreen Rappoport, E.B. Lewis, Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, R. Gregory Christie and Anne Rockwell.
Congratulations also go to winners of the 2001 Literary Award for Fiction, given by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association American Library Association, founded 1876, organization whose purpose is to increase the usefulness of books through the improvement and extension of library services. : Paule Marshall, Venise Berry, Bernice McFadden, Larry Eugene Rivers, Larry Bustler, Kevin Powell, David Levering Lewis David Levering Lewis is an American historian and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, for part one and part two of his biography of W.E.B. Du Bois (in 1994 and 2001, respectively). and Allen B. Ballard.