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Exhibitors Wanted for 2009 African American Pavilion at BookExpo America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2009

CONTACT:
Tony Rose
Amber Communications Group, Inc.
520-568-6692
amberbk@aol.com


COUNTDOWN TO BOOKEXPO AMERICA: EXHIBITORS WANTED FOR THE 2009 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION @ BOOKEXPO AMERICA AT THE JACOB JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER IN NEW YORK CITY, MAY 28 - MAY 31, 2009

The 6th Annual African American Pavilion at BookExpo America is the Largest Book Trade Show In The World

National (BlackNews.com) - Amber Communications Group, Inc.; Amber Books; Adrienne Ingrum, LLC; The Tom Joyner Foundation; BlackNews.com/Diversity City Media, Inc.; QBR The Black Book Review/QBR.com; Disilgold.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, Executive Director, Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc. and Adrienne Ingrum, CEO, Adrienne Ingrum L.L.C., will produce and manage the 6th Annual African American Pavilion @ BEA, 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; C. Sunny Martin, Publisher Whos Who Publishing; 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 25,000 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; Baby Daddy 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; Career Voices; 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; Expressions of Love Publishing; firebrandpublishing; First Black Autos-The Story of Charles C.R. Patterson; FYOS; Genesis Press; GhettoHeat; G reen 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; L.T. Publishing; 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; The Street Life Series by Kevin Weeks; 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; Writing for the Lord Ministries; Written Magazine. More TBA.


THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION PACKAGE INCLUDES (BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO) THE FOLLOWING:
* 10x10 Package -- $3,690.00 (100 sq. ft.) (30% Discount off all BEA Exhibitor Pricing) includes 6 badges.
* 10x10 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.**

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 and website, BlackNews.com, QBR The Black Book Review - QBR.com / AMBERBOOKS.COM / BOOKEXPOAMERICA.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.
* Comany listing in Book Expo America master directory.
* Company listing on Book Expo America Website directory.
* Company listing in QBR The Black Book Review - QBR.com / www.bookexpoamerica.com and www.amberbooks.com and The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America Exhibitors Journal.

For further information on the African American Pavilion and BookExpo America please visit: WWW.BOOKEXPOAMERICA.COM or WWW.AMBERBOOKS.COM

FOR EXHIBITING INFORMATION:
For exhibiting information at the African American Pavilion at BookExpo America please contact Tony Rose, Executive Director, Co-Founder at 520-568-6692 or email: amberbk@aol.com or contact BEA sales manager Mike Carlucci at 203-840- 5625 - Email: mcarlucci@reedexpo.com

Any questions, thoughts, or suggestions, please email: AMBERBK@AOL.COM

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BEA AND SPONSORSHIPS, PLEASE GO TO WWW.AMBERBOOKS.COM

Click the Video Tube Link (http://www.amberbooks.com/modules/videotube/index.php?vid=5&startvid=0) to See The 2008 5th Annual African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, Promotional Video Produced by: Amber Communications Group, Inc.


THANKS FROM:
Tony Rose
Publisher/CEO
Amber Communicatons Group, Inc.
Executive Director and Co-Founder, The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America
www.AMBERBOOKS.com

Adrienne Ingrum
President
Adrienne Ingrum, L.L.C.
Co-Founder, The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America
aingrum@aol.com

Yvonne Rose
Associate Publisher
Amber Communications Group, Inc.
National Director, The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America
www.AMBERBOOKS.com

Heather Covington
President
Disilgold.com / Disilgold Soul Magazine
Associate National Director, The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America and National Director of Online Promotions
www.DISILGOLD.com

Lynette McMillon
President
The Tushe Group
Associate National Director, The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America and National Director of Publicity, Promotions and Sponsorships
tushegroup@aol.com

Promotions brought to you by Heather Covington at disilgold@aol.com * CLICK EVENT UPDATES LINK AT: WWW.DISILGOLD.COM


This information has been distributed through BlackPR.com - an extensive press release distribution service to all the African-American newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations; and BlackNews.com - an online portal for African-American news & issues.




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