Mark Sarvas posted a link to an article in the Los Angeles Wave about African American authors, serious literature and the important role Black booksellers and independent publishers play in promoting our authors. Rosie Milligan, founder of Black Writers on Tour, and James Fugate of Eso Won books are quoted.
Read it here: Extending their shelf lives
Want more on the concerns about serious Black literature and street lit?
Check out the notes from the ringshout group - a new group that launched this year.
Their members have been writing about it, including Bridgett Davis' essay on theroot.com - which I haven't read yet, but will.
Thanks to Eisa Ulen for the links - she is a ringshout founder as well.