Tony Rose, publisher/CEO of Amber Communications Group, Inc.
PHOENIX, AZ -- Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc. The nation's largest African American Book Publisher of Self-Help Books and Music Biographies, and Co-Founder of the African American Pavilion at BookExpo America has been asked to be a member of the 2011 42nd NAACP Image AwardsÂ Literary sub-committee in the category of Instructional Literature..
Mr. Rose will join other notable individuals from the literary and entertainment fields on the sub-committee, including: Maya Angelou, NAACP Image Awardee, New York Times and Essence Magazine Best-selling Author, poet, educator, historian, and activist; Victoria Rowell, NAACP Image and Emmy Awardee, New York Times Best-selling Author, actress and advocate; Hill Harper, NAACP Image and Emmy Awardee, New York Times and Essence Magazine Best-selling Author, actor and advocate; Victoria Christopher Murray, NAACP Presidents Award, Essence Magazine Best-Selling Author and Gladys Smiley Bell, Past President of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) and Library Director at Hampton University.
The sub-committee will review, evaluate and vote on submitted literary projects for consideration in their assigned category and will conclude with the top five projects in each category, which will be announced as nominees at the 42nd NAACP Image AwardsÂ Press Conference in Beverly Hills, CA, January 2011. The entire membership of the NAACP will then get a chance to vote for the winners, which will be announced during the live broadcast of the 42nd NAACP Image Awards Ceremony on March 4, 2011, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.
Tony Rose states, ÂI am honored to be a part of the 2011 42nd NAACP Image Awards. In 1909, the NAACP commenced what has become its historic legacy of fighting legal battles so that all Americans can enjoy the benefits of the United States of America."
Having been recognized for his social beliefs and diligence to promote literacy to the African American and multi-cultural community, Mr. Rose has received numerous honors and awards since he founded ACGI in 1998, including: The Boston City Council "Official Resolution" for his success in the Music/Recording Industry and the Book Publishing Industry; The Harlem Book Fair "Phillis Wheatley Book Award" For Literary Work That Transcends Culture, Boundary and Perception; The Chicago Black Book Fair and Conference Independent Publisher/Press Award; The BlackBoard Bestseller's African-American Publisher of the Year Award; The American Library Association "Reluctant Reader" Award and the 2009 top ten "Best African American Book" of the Year for compiling and editing African American History in the United States of America - An Anthlogy - From Africa to President Barack Obama. (Amber Books)
Tony Rose served as a Literary Sub-Committee Member in the Category of Non-Fiction Literature for the 2007 (38th), 2008 (39th) and 2009 (40th) NAACP Image Awards (Show) and as the Executive Director of the African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, the Nation's Largest Book Publishing Trade Show from 2004-2010.
Mr. Rose also serves as a founding Director of the Harlem Book Fair National, The Harlem Book Fair-Roxbury/Boston, Mass, Co-Founder of The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, and in 2010 founded the Phoenix Book Fair and Art Festival.