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The first annual Atlanta Black Book Expo went underway about a week ago at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, GA. The expo, which highlighted African-American authors, delivered the crowd numerous fictional, non-fictional, and how-to books. As diverse as the people who read them, the books spanned from urban tales to nutrional eating tips to anti-cheating advice to stories surrounding the lives of small town families.
The book, which chronicles her journey, contains lyrics to some of our all-time favorite hip-hop rhymes as chapter titles….hip-hop heads will truly find this quite admirable to the culture. Females who aspire to be like Shanti one day should definitely pick this book up!
To purchase the book, visit http://www.thehiphopprofessional.com/
Thanks Shanti for my signed copy! —Bels
Below are a few more authors who took time out to chat with us about their titles:
Klarque Garrison, author of How to Survive 365
Garrison says the book is “12 part series where we use an informal “sharing circle” as our way to discuss fundamental ideology for trusting what you already know!”
Lawrence Surles, author of How To Go Up in a DOWN ECONOMY…and have fun doing it.
Simply put, Surles says this book aims “to help you spend less than you earn and enjoy it.”
Freddie Simmons, author of Ghetto Resume…The Trilogy and co-owner of Burgstyle Publishing
Brian P., Publisher, Speaker, and author of How Do You Spell Success? C-H-A-N-G-E
About the book, Brian says it’s his “newly released uplifting and inspiring self help ‘investment’.”
Although STACKS Magazine found many of the titles interesting, there were a few that stood out from the pack. Here are the ones we wanted to share more information about regarding the authors and their books with our readers:
J.M. Benjamin, former inmate turned author and entreprenuer, presented several of his books at the ABBE. His book “From Incarceration 2 Incorporation” was appealing to us because it discussed the journey of Mr. Benjamin and Randy Kearse as former inmates to nationally recognized authors. Benjamin has written several books and has garnered the recognition of many in the publishing business and was even voted as an Essence Magazine Best Seller.
To find out more about Mr. J.M. Benjamin and his books, visit http://www.anewqualitypublishing.com/
Shanti “Shoestring” Das, one of the most respected and hardworking women in the music business, continues her efforts in building her brand with the release of her first book entitled “The Hip Hop Professional: A Woman’s Guide To Climbing The Ladder of Success In The Entertainment Business”. This native Atlantan got her start in the business by launching the music careers of major artists such as OutKast, Usher, TLC, Goodie Mob, Toni Braxton and many more. Without comprimising her integrity in this grimy business, Das uses her book to explain how she stayed true to herself and used her strong sense of ambition to overcome male-dominated boundaries to reach her goal of becoming an executive in the music business.
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