HEATHER HALIAH COVINGTON INTERVIEWS WESLEY SNIPES LIVE ON STAGE AT BEA


THE JACOB JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER
MAY 29 – 31, 2009, NEW YORK CITY

The 2008 5th Annual African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, Promotional Video.
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STARRING
WESLEY SNIPES
“Blade” and the new film “Zulu Mech 1”

ZANE
New York Times Bestselling Author

OMAROSA
(THE APPRENTICE)
The Bitch Switch: Knowing How to Turn It On and Off

SYBIL WILKES
THE TOM JOYNER SHOW
Sybil’s Book Club (Live Interviews) in The Pavilion
SATURDAY MAY 30, 12:00NOON -1:00PM

THE TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION
Thomas Joyner, Jr.

MARY B. MORRISON
New York Times Bestselling Author

OMAR TYREE
New York Times Bestselling Author

NIKKI TURNER
New York Times Bestselling Author

BRENDA L. THOMAS
Essence Bestselling Author

CAROL MACKEY
Black Expressions Book Club

Terrie Williams
Essence Bestselling Author

WADE AND CHERYL HUDSON
JUst Us Books

George Fraser – Max Rodriguez – Irene Smalls – Dante Lee

WITH
Brother G.
The Shades of Memnon Book Series and Co-Creator of “Zulu Mech 1”

Mshindo Kuumba 1
Co-Creator of “Charles the Chef” and Co-Creator of “Zulu Mech 1”

FEATURING
Buffie The Body
Vixon Icon
Mildred Muhammad
Scared Silent-The DC Sniper

Dana Dane
Numbers

THE STREET LIFE SERIES BY KEVIN WEEKS
BRUCE GEORGE – WEST COAST BIZ
PEGGY BROOKS-BERTRAM & BARBARA SEALS NEVERGOLD
The Latin Temptress – The Divine Expressions Book Club – Helen L. Edwards
Freedom Speaks Diaspora – Kevin Weeks – Dawayne Williams
Raji Cooler – Sherri Glover – Shayla Price – Robin Ayele
Kamau & Aquila Butler

SEMINARS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION MEETING ROOM
# 1C01/1C02

WESLEY SNIPES PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE AAP/BEA MEETING ROOM TO ANNOUNCE HIS NEW MOVIE “ZULU MECH 1” SATURDAY MAY 30TH,
12:OO NOON – 1:00PM

Marcella Smith, Barnes & Noble, How To Get Your Books Into Barnes & Noble, May 29 – 10-11am
Yvonne Rose, Quality Press, How To Self Publish Your Book, May 29 – 11-12noon
Darnell & Therez Smith, Marketing Your Website, May 29-12-1pm-May 31-10-11am
Malaika Adero, Up South, Inc., Voices and Visions of New American Dreams,
(Speakers and Reception) May 29 – 2-4pm
Thomas Joyner, Jr.; Wil LaVeist; Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD; Neil Foote;
The Tom Joyner Foundation, Prepares Kids For College – May 30 – 10-11am
Herbert Harris, LifeSkill Institute, Inc., Wealth Building In Trying Times, May 30 – 11-12noon
WESLEY SNIPES PRESS CONFERENCE MAY 30 – 12:00NOON – 1:00PM
Booker T. Mattison, Baker Publishing Group, Christianity & Hip Hop, May 30 – 1-2pm
Rev. Deborah Jenkins, Devineexpressions Book Club, LLC,
Self-Published Author Christian Book Awards, (SPA-C Book Awards) May 30 – 2-4pm
Darnell & Therez Smith, Marketing Your Website, May 31-10-11am
Yvonne Rose, Quality Press, How To Self Publish Your Book, May 31 – 11-12noon

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION
MAY 29 – 31, 9AM – 5PM – EXHIBITORS, BOOKSIGNINGS & GIVEAWAYS

EVENTS

HOST- HEATHER COVINGTON
May 29th – 12:00noon-2:00pm The African American Pavilion “Just Us Books-Chidrens Books Pavilion” – Celebrity Authors Booksignings and Giveaways. 9:00am-5:00pm Exhibitor and Celebrity Authors Booksignings and Speakers.

May 30th – 12:00noon-2:00pm The African American Pavilion – Sybil Wilkes of the Tom Joyner Show (Sybil’s Book Club) interviews Celebrity Authors. 9:00am-5:00pm Exhibitor and Celebrity Author Booksignings, Speakers and Giveaways.

May 30th – 1:00pm-2:30pm – The African American Pavilion – Actor Wesley Snipes, Author, Brother G. and Graphic Artist Mshindo Kuumba 1 Present “African Legends Past and Future”, The Shades of Memnon Book Series and announce the new “Zulu Mech 1” scifi/fantasy movie starring Wesley Snipes. 9:00am-5:00pm Exhibitor and Celebrity Author Booksignings, Speakers and Giveaways.

May 30th – 3:00pm-5:00pm – The African American Pavilion Reception and Awards Program presenting “Lifetime Achievement ” Awards to Wesley Snipes and Tom Joyner. Celebrity Author Booksignings and Author-Publisher Awards. 9:00am-5:00pm Exhibitor and Celebrity Author Booksignings, Speakers and Giveaways.

May 31st – 9:00am-4:00pm – Exhibitor and Author Booksignings all day.

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SPONSORED BY:
Amber Communications Group, Inc.; Amber Books; Adrienne Ingrum, LLC.; The Tom Joyner Foundation; Lift Every Voice Books; BlackNews.com / Diversity City Media, Inc.; QBR The Black Book Review / QBR.com; Disilgold.com and The Tushe Group
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.
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 Book Publishing Industry such as: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises; Tavis Smiley, Founder, The Tavis Smiley Foundation and 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.”
The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America was founded in 2004 by: Executive Director, Tony Rose, Amber Communications Group, Inc., Adrienne Ingrum, Adrienne Ingrum, L.L.C. and Niani Colom, Genesis Press.
2007, 2008 and 2009 AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION
EXHIBITORS INCLUDE:
African American Books On Tour; Africa World Press/Red Sea Press; African American Literature Book Club (AALBC.com); African American Expressions; 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; Brain Candy 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.; Divine Expressions Book Club; Emida International Publishing; Eugene LaCorbiniere; Every Generation Media, LTD; Expressions of Love Publishing; firebrandpublishing; First Black Autos-The Story of Charles C.R. Patterson; FYOS; Gary Braxton; 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 Books; 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; Naphtali 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 Books/Life Changing Books; 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; Seker Nefer Press; Shawn Ryan; Sheryl Walker Press; Silver Maple Publications; Soft Skull Press; Strebor Books International; Sun Cycle Publishing; SUNY Press; Tate Publishing; The Cartel Publications; The Elevator Group; The Healing Tree; The Pilgram Press; The Street Life Series by Kevin Weeks; The Tom Joyner Foundation; Third World Press; Triple Crown Publications; 22nd Century Press; Twinlineal Institute; 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