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Buzz here, buzz there, buzz everywhere!!!!!!!

Dearauthor.com is willing to pick and read two ebooks a month, AND TALK ABOUT THEM! So, dear readers (ahem EVE) go give them some suggestions!

Angie is also giving you a way to win free ebooks……..go read. All you have to do is be willing to post an honest review of the book.

In other buzz, author Millenia Black finds herself put in an unenviable position by her publisher, who according to her, knew her characters were white when she submitted her proposal, then after she turned the book in, said she’d have to make her characters black or they wouldn’t publish it. As much as I’ve learned from Monica about race and publishing, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am and I’m appalled.

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  1. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am and I’m appalled.

    Unfortunately, having been around a wee bit longer, I am NOT surprised.
    But I am appalled. :hushup:

    I don’t envy anyone, especially a new author, being placed in such a position.
    She may be screwed WHATEVER she does.

    Methinks the publishing world has some catching up to do… :dork:

  2. CALL THE NY POST TIP LINE.

    (212) 930-8500

    MAKE SURE YOU GIVE MILLENIA’S BLOG ADDRESS:
    http://milleniablack.blogspot.com

    YOU DON’T HAVE TO GIVE YOUR NAME, BUT THE MORE ATTENTION BROUGHT TO THIS STORY THE BETTER. THEY ASSURED ME THEY’D “LOOK” INTO IT. AND THEY MAY, BUT IF THEY RECEIVE CALL AFTER CALL ABOUT THIS SITUATION, THEN I AM SURE THEY TRULY WILL START TO INVESTIGATE.

    THE TIME FOR SILENCE IS AT AN END.

    SILENCE IS OUR WORST ENEMY.

  3. go give them some suggestions! Okay, if I have to.:kiss:

    I read the entry earlier – I do find it appalling. :wtf: Actually, it’s beyond appalling – it’s pathetic.

  4. :wtf: My first ‘real’ telephone conversation over one of my submissions, I’d submitted a Black sister and a white sister who shared same father book to a big NY house. Over the phone, editor told me I didn’t “sound” Black. I said I’m not. She said then I can’t publish you – it’s just ‘understood’ that only a Black author can write a Black/white book for us. My readers will never accept your photo on our website or jacket of your book.

    LOL – reverse discrimination was indeed a 1st for me. But I thought how sad that ANYONE should have to go through this, regardless of race or anything else.

    I was gracious, but I really wanted to ask: Don’t I sound like a WRITER – regardless of the color of my skin??? This was several years ago, if it makes any of you reading this feel any better, but still…ack.

  5. Raine…..I agree

    Sandy…it ain’t for the faint of heart!

    Sunny….do you think you’d be able to sell it now?