HEATHER COVINGTON HOSTS MICHAEL BAISDEN SIGNING AT AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOK EXPO


ACGI’S AFRICAN AMERICAN PAVILION AT BOOKEXPO AMERICA IS PROUD TO HOST THE “WELCOME TO BOOKEXPO AMERICA” RECEPTION AND BOOKSIGNING EVENT FOR AUTHOR AND RADIO / TELEVISION TALK SHOW PERSONALITY MICHAEL BAISDEN! JUNE 6, 2012, JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER, NEW YORK CITY – 1 – 5 PM
 
 Michael Baisden, author, radio and television talk show personality. National – Amber Communications Group Inc’s 2012 African American Pavilion Booth at BookExpo America booth will be hosting a special “Welcome to BookExpo America Michael Baisden” Reception and Booksigning for the internationally renowned author, radio and television talk show personality, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 1:00pm – 5:00pm in the ACGI African American Pavilion Booth. 
The event will be hosted by Heather Covington of Disilgold.com, Troy Johnson of AALBC.com and Charisse and Harvey Nunes of The Book Look. Michael Baisden is undeniably one of the most influential and engaging personalities in broadcast history. 
His meteoric rise to #1 is redefining radio with the numbers to back it up. The show is syndicated by Cumulus Media and is heard in over 78 markets nationwide with over 8 million loyal listeners daily.
 Since his radio show debuted nationally in 2005, Mr. Baisden has captured the hearts and minds of millions of Americans with his provocative mix of relationship talk, hot topics, politics and the best of old school with today’s R&B. When it comes to entertaining, enlightening and educating, no one in talk radio compares.
 His high energy and love for interacting with his listeners is just one reason for the popularity and success of The Michael Baisden Show. Michael Baisden was recently voted as one of the most influential men in radio and since 2007, when he partnered with TV One to host and co-executive produce “Baisden After Dark”, featuring comedian George Willborn and band leader Morris Day, the show has been a smash hit, breaking records for viewers on the TV One Network. The show currently airs weekdays. 
 Along with Michael Baisden the 2012 invited guests will include: Book Industry Leaders – Carol Mackey (Black Expressions Book Club), Troy Johnson (AALBC), Ron Kavanaugh (Mosaic Books), Malaika Adero (Atria Books/Simon and Schuster), Dawn Davis (Armistad Press / Harper Collins), Judith Curr (Atria Books/Simon and Schuster), Cheryl Woodruf (Smiley Books), LaToya Smith (Grand Central Publishing), Dante Lee (Diversity City Media), Dr. Farrah Grey (Philanthropist), Wade and Cheryl Hudson (Just Us Books), Clara Villarosa, Lesleigh Underwood (Kensington Press), Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati (Publicist) and Selena James (Kensington Press). Authors will include: Mary B. Morrison, Omar Tyree, Mary Monroe, Victoria Christopher Murray, Irene Smalls, Kevin Johnson, Bruce George, Lynette Velasco, Renee Flagler, Denroy Morgan, Levar Fisher, Dorothy Hughes and many others ACGI’s 2012 African American Pavilion Booth Book Display Authors include: Kevin M. Weeks (Is It Passion or Revenge? and Is It Rags or Riches?); Alexandra Barbot (Dusable-Pirate Son City Founder); T.L. Blythers (Mika Dika-Foster Kid); Denise Bolds (Raising Princes to Be Kings); Ann DeWitt and Kevin M. Weeks (Entangled In Freedom: A Civil War Story); Clarence English (R&B Hip Hop poetry); Artie Fletcher (Comedy On the Road); Sandra Gittens (Ophella’s Rooms); C JH Griffin (Lyrics On Matters relating to Stepping Sones and Understanding God’s Kingdom); Don Logan (Targeted Delivery: Destination Scottsdale, Arizona); Dr. Russell Razzaque (Obama Karma); Synthia SAINT JAMES (Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing); Lisa Smiley (The Black Womans Blues) Marian Styles-McClintock (But Isn’t This What We’re S’posed To Do) and Ernie Webb (Rescuing America! We Are Taking Her Back and Joshua Freeman) More TBA. ACGI’s 2012 African American Pavilion booth authors include: James Tanner, Park Bench Publishing (My Girl Got A Girlfriend) and Darrell King, Darrell King Productions (Deadly Phine) More TBA Media personalities covering the event will include: Charisse and Harvey Nunes (The Book Look), Don Thomas (The New York Beacon), Renee Minus White (The Amsterdam News), Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly), Diane Patrick (Publishers Weekly), Pat Stevenson (The Harlem News), Dr. Bob Lee (WLIB & WBLS talk show personality), Kam Williams (International Reviewer), Michelle Gipson (Written Magazine), Danny Tisdale (Harlem World Magazine), Kyle Donovan (NV Magazine), Sam Chekwas (Black Book News Magazine), Cynthia Horner (Cinnamon CHIPS Publicity – Word Up! and Right On Magazine), Kenneth Harris (Kenthephotographer), Hal and Debbie Jackson (Hal Jackson’s Sunday Classics). More media TBA. BookExpo America, one of the largest book trade exhibits in the world, provides independent African American book publishers, self publishers, authors, Black Interest Imprints at major publishing houses, distributors, literary agents, publicists, librarians and bookstore owners exposure to 20,561 book buyers and booksellers from across the globe.
 The event takes place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City June 5th – 7th 2012. Now in its Ninth Year, Amber Communication Group, Inc.’s African American Pavilion Booth at BEA, exhibit space, will showcase African American books, authors, products and publishers.