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Queens, New York - Self-Publishing Guru Renee Daniel Flagler set to appear at 2007 Queens Book Fair


Source: PA Public Relations Company
www.papublicrelations.com
Aug 03, 2007

(PRLog.Org) – Queens, New York - Self-Publishing Guru Renee Daniel Flagler set to appear at 2007 Queens Book Fair. Renee Flagler is the founder of a yearly Self-Publishing Symposium which attracts Self-Published from around the country. In addittion, Renee Flagler recently has established the 'Divas of Literature Tour".

The 2007 Queens Queens Book Fair will be held on September 1, 2007 at the Jamaica Harvest Room located at 90-40 160th Street, Jamaica, New York. The Queens Book Fair Committee has recently launched the Queens Book Fair web site at www.queensbookfair.com to facilitate author registration and consumer information request for the 2007 Queens Book Fair.

About Renee Daniel Flagler:

Renee Daniel Flagler is a writer who has served in marketing, promotions and events for over ten years. Professionally, her writing has been featured in business and consumer newsletters, magazines, ads, brochures, websites and sales & media kits nationwide.

Flagler has always treasured the art of writing since she was a young girl and expressed her delight in the form of short stories, poetry, lyrics and screen plays. Her first published work was a poem featured in her high school year book.

In 2004 she took her love of creative writing seriously and self-published her first novel, Mountain High, Valley Low, under her company, Aspicomm Media. The book has been featured in Ebony Magazine, The New York Amsterdam News and the Columbus Post, to name a few.

Under the divisions of Aspicomm Media, Flagler has been able to marry the things she enjoys the most, marketing, events and writing, into one fulfilling personal career. She continues to consult clients with innovative marketing support, produce and coordinate captivating events and plans to publish several more titles of her own as well as the works of other aspiring authors.

In addition to being President and CEO of Aspicomm Media, Flagler is currently pursuing the launch of Futures by Design, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring at risk teenage girls by helping them build confidence and realize their potential in an effort to orchestrate the promise of brighter futures.

Flagler is a graduate of New School University with a Masters in Media Arts as well as a graduate of St. Johns University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. She is a member of the National Black MBA Association, National Association of Female Executives and Publishers Marketing Association. Currently, she resides in Long Island, NY with her husband and children.

For more information and author registration for the 2007 Queens Book Fair log on to www.queensbookfair.com. You may also contact the Queens Book Fair Committee by emailing cbbookdist@aol.com or calling 718.591.4525.

National Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker & Life Coach Georgia Woodbine selected to keynote 2007 Queens Book Fair


(PRLog.Org) – New York, New York - National Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker & Life Coach Georgia Woodbine selected to keynote 2007 Queens Book Fair. The 2007 Queens Book Fair will be held on September 1, 2007 at the Jamaica Harvest Room located at 90- 40 160th Street, Jamaica, New York.

The Queens Book Fair will begin at 12:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm.

Georgia Woodbine is Author of National Best Selling Book How to Make Big Buck$ Without Selling Your Soul! National Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker & Life Coach Georgia Woodbine will be sharing the secrets of How to Grab Your Destiny.

Topics Include:

- How to Manifest Your Destiny

- The Art of Setting Goals

- How to Find Your Calling

- How to Identify Your Career Path

- How to Effectively Market Yourself

About Georgia Woodbine: Dale Carnegie once said, “The person who has technical knowledge plus the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people—that person is headed for higher earning power.” Who would have thought that working in the fast-paced entertainment industry would lead to personal transformation and purpose to encourage, motivate, and empower others to implement their knowledge to live their dreams.

Sparking an inspirational phenomenon wherever she goes, national bestselling author/motivational speaker, and marketing expert - Georgia Woodbine shares her experiences, secrets to success and strategies from the entertainment industry that transitioned into her successful publishing company Spiritual Focus Publishing.

Ms. Woodbine is author of National Best Selling book “ How To Make Big Bucks Without Selling Your Soul”, and has produced audio CD’s “Make it Happen” and ““Grab Your Destiny” as well as other motivational products that empower many in communities near and far.

Ms. Woodbine is one of the most sought after keynote speakers in the areas of personal, spiritual and business development. Ms. Woodbine has appeared on 98.7 Kiss FM Wake Up Club, Conversations With Mayor Ernest D. Davis, of Mt. Vernon, New York, , Air America Radio, 93.5FM, 90.3FM - other credits include, Mt. Vernon Inquirer, Star Ledger Newspaper, Hempstead Times, Black Star News, Roll Out Magazine Moving Forward Magazine, and many others. She has also been listed as one of the top ten books in 2006 by the #1 book club in the country.

Ms. Woodbine has appeared as a guest speaker at Georgian Court University , Stony Brook University, Rutgers University, Howard University, Megar Evers College, Black Expo New York, as well as a long list of other churches and network organizations, just to name a few. She has also seved as fellow panelist with other well renowned speakers such as: Dr. Dennis Kimbro, Dr. Farrah Gray and Terrie Williams.

Her credentials include 15 years of entrepreneurial business success as well as an extensive marketing background. She worked in the entertainment industry with over ten years of experience working for a variety of companies such as; Def Jam, PolyGram, WNYU Radio, WQHT-Hot 97, Black Enterprise Magazine, and the Apollo Theatre, where she honed her management, promotions, and marketing skills.

She has an amazing desire to be a servant for our Heavenly Father and touch the lives of millions through empowerment and inspiration. She wants to live by example and show others how to discover their inner strengths, tap into their spiritual power, and embrace their destiny.


The Queens Book Fair is pleased to announce our 2007 Keynote Speaker. For more information on the 2007 Queens Book Fair or Author registration details log on to www.queensbookfair.com


To book National Best Selling Author Georgia Woodbine as a speaker contact Phil Andrews, PA Public Relations Company at 718.380.2062 or email philandrews2001@yahoo.com or to purchase Georgia Woodbine's National Best Selling Book How to Make Big Buck$ Without Selling Your Soul! Log on to http://www.spiritualfocuspublishing.com/products.htm or Pre-Order Georgia Woodbine’s Grab Your Destiny CD log on to the above link.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Queens Book Fair deadine for Author Sign-up 2007 Queens Book Fair


Queens, New York - Queens Book Fair deadine for Author Sign-up 2007 Queens Book Fair. Due to increasing demand the 2007 Queens Book Fair Committee is extending Author registration for the upcoming book fair August 10, 2007. The 2006 Queens Book Fair is anticipated to attract hundreds of people to NYC, and Piper and Rogers were counting on the event to introduce some writers to a bigger audience than they've ever enjoyed. The 3rd Annual Queens Book Fair will be held on September 1, 2007 at the Jamaica Market Harvest Room located at 90-40 160th Street, Jamaica, NY 11434. Visit www.queensbookfair.com for complete registration details.
"It was packed in 2005, and 2006 was well attended " Rogers said. "And I was shocked. It was rainy and we didn't think people would show up. But they still came out."

To some degree, the women are all about taking chances. They started their book business almost by accident a decade ago, while selling gift baskets and floral arrangements at the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Flea Market in Jamaica.

They began bringing used books from their own collections to sell at the market, selling out each week. A frequent customer soon asked if the pair could get their hands on books by other African-American authors.

"She asked how soon we could get them, and I said we'd have them for her the next Saturday," Rogers said. "And I thought, 'I don't know how I'm going to get these, but I'm going to find out.'"

Rogers, 44, not only supplied the requested books, but soon found herself fielding requests for work by other black writers. Within weeks, she and Piper were visiting distributor warehouses that stacked dozens of titles from tiny imprints around the country.

By 2001, the women sensed a revolution stirring in the African-American literary community. Sister Souljah's 1999 cautionary coming-of age novel "The Coldest Winter Ever" had reinvigorated an urban-literature market that had hibernated for decades, provoking a new generation of black writers to eschew the mythic glamour of drugs and violence.

Other genres took shape around the same time, including revenge melodramas, romance thrillers and inspirational memoirs about overcoming abuse, addiction and lives of crime.

"It's a whole industry booming within an industry," said Angela Wallace, whose self-published novel, "Secret Dramas," earned acclaim for its unique hybrid of soap opera and mob intrigue. "[Writers] are implementing their own imprints. As a result of that, they're bringing other black authors in under their umbrella. I think mainstream publishing is noticing that."

Amid this resurgence, Piper and Rogers established their own tiny umbrella on the Internet in 2002. C&B Books Distribution eventually opened a kiosk at Jamaica Market in October and introduced its newest location in a compact corner store in Flushing in January.

The partners built their stock through consignment deals with self-published authors, advising writers through labor-intensive processes such as mission statements, cover design, press releases and book signings.

While she tirelessly provides encouragement and advice, Piper, 53, insists that no book will sell without its author's own follow-through.

"They have to be willing to get out," she said. "They can't just drop their book at the store and expect the stores to sell their book. We have our own business to run."

But the women treat the Queens Book Fair like a community service as much as they do a business endeavor.

The event, which offered seminars and workshops for published and unpublished writers alike, kicked off with a networking breakfast to help forge partnerships in New York's independent literary scene. Readers had the chance to meet and solicit advice from their favorite authors, as well.

"Harlem and Brooklyn, they already have their recognition - even the Bronx," Piper said. "Queens was very low-key, and it's just starting to blossom.

" The fair was very nice! I met some wonderful authors and walked away with a bag full of info on good books! They even had free food! As soon as I heard the announcer say free and food...LOL

Testimonial Queens Book Fair 2005

It was a rainy day outside but anytime you have a room full of books there is nothing but sunshine. My wrap got wet but it was worth it. :- ) Congrats ladies!!

Wanda D. Hudson Coming Soon - Wait For Love: A Black Girl's Story It's a Woman's World - www.extasybooks.com http://wandasway.blogspot.com

The word is out. A listener spotted Guilty Pleasures at the Queens Book Fair. She enjoyed the interview and purchased two copies of my novel. Thanks again for providing yet another platform for striving authors. ~Sonya Harris - Guilty Pleasures Books never go out of style!

Very nice artical written up on you in Newsday. Thank you for throwing such a wonderful event and also for you commitment to the self-published authors. Nathaniel Portis Things In Between

Congratulations Carol & Brenda on your vision to host the Queens Book Fair and for being dedicated to assisting black authors, readers and lovers of the written word. When I say, "It is a blessing to have people like you in the literary community," I mean it from the center of my soul! I can't wait to come next year! Yasmin Shiraz www.yasminshiraz.net

Self-published authors from around the country are anticipated to participate in the upcoming Queens Book Fair 2007.

Authors are encouraged to register early.

Last year the Queens Book Fair was filled to capacity and we anticipate another great year for the Queens Book Fair.

Log on to www.queensbookfair.com today and contact us to get more information regarding the 2007 Queens Book Fair.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

New York, New York - New E-Book by Phil Andrews released by www.cbbooksdistribution.com The Day I Became the CEO of my own Corporation


(PRLog.Org) – New York, New York - New E-Book by Phil Andrews released by www.cbbooksdistribution.com The Day I Became the CEO of my own Corporation by Phil Andrews uses the Socratic Method of learning to help both existing business owners and those wishing to start their own business ask critical questions to help grow their business to the next level. The book The Day I Became the CEO of my own Corporation is designed in workbook format to allow business owners the opportunity to format a plan of action as they answer pertinent questions to systemize their daily plan of action.

About the Author:

Phil Andrews, was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Marcy Housing Development. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School, which is a specialized school in New York City. He has lectured throughout New York State at various colleges and universities. He was the Vice President and Marketing Director of the Haircut Hut franchise for over a decade.

Mr. Andrews is listed in Who’s Who in Black America and International Who’s Who.

He is also featured in a book published by, Mr. Robert H. Adams entitled, 15 years of Minority Business Development. Currently, he is the Public Relations Director for Cbbooksdistribution.com, Awarenessmagazine.net, SGIB Magazine.com, Renaissancemanmagazine.com, Hempstead Horn Newspaper, African Atlantic Genealogical Association, and 100 Black Men of Long Island, Queens Book Fair (http://www.queensbookfair.com).

Mr. Andrews is a current member of the Caribbean- American Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc., Member of Urban League of Long Island (Young Professionals), Black Public Relations Society of New York, Chairman of Public Relations for The United Black Men of Queens, Inc., and member of the New York Association of Black Journalist.

In October of 1995, Mr. Andrews was presented the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce/Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year Award.

In 1998, he was presented with the Nassau Council of Chambers/West Indian Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year Award. He has also received a citation from the 18th Assembly District of Long Island New York, Assemblywomen Earlene Hooper Hill.

In 2005 Mr. Andrews received a Proclamation for Outstanding Service to New York’s 10th Congressional District presented by Congressman Ed Towns. Mr. Andrews has received Proclamations from former Nassau County Executive Thomas S. Gullotta, and former Town of Hempstead Supervisor Mr. Richard Guardino. In December 2005 Mr. Andrews was inducted into the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. as a Member Visionary.

Other publications he has been featured in are: Point of View Newspaper, Black Star News, The New York Beacon, The Gleaner Extra, Caribbean Life Newspaper, Afro-American Times, The Network Journal Magazine, Community Journal Newspaper, Economic Forum Newspaper Minority Business Review, Amsterdam News, and Shop Talk Magazine. Currently, he is the Public Relations Director for JoJo’s Caribbean Showcase TV Show, and is on the Public Relations committee for the Harlem Book Fair on Long Island, which attracted over 2000 participants in 2003, Harlem Book Fair on Long Island.

Mr. Andrews is also currently serving as the Public Relations Committee for the New York Metro MBA Association and the 100 Black Men of Long Island. Mr. Andrews writes a weekly business column for Blackstarnews.com. Black Star News is New York’s leading investigative paper and owns NYC Black Search an African American Black Business Directory located at http://www.nycblacksearch.com/

To order your copy of Phil Andrews E-Book The Day I Became the CEO of my own Corporation log on to http://www.cbbooksdistribution.com . For speaking inquiries contact Phil Andrews at info@papublicrelations.com

Sunday, July 1, 2007

New York, New York - NYCBlackSearch.com set to sponsor 2007 Queens Book Fair


New York, New York - NYCBlackSearch.com set to sponsor 2007 Queens Book Fair. The 2007 Queens Book Fair will be held on September 1, 2007 at the Jamaica Harvest Room located at 90-40 Jamaica Ave, Queens, New York. The Queens Book Fair Committee has recently established a web site at www.queensbookfair.com to facilitate inquires for this year's book fair.

About NYCBlackSearch.com:

NYC Black Search features websites, NYC Black News, and offers registered users the ability to open a free account.

NYC Black Search offers business owners the opportunity to add their business to the search engine. NYC Black Search is a New York based search engine which also includes a national database.

NYC Black Search was created to create a one stop database for individuals and businesses looking for African-American resources in NYC and around the country. NYC Black Search is a member of the African-American Directory which has been promoting Black on Black Business since 1999.

RushPRnews.com has been recently added as a community link to NYCBlackSearch.com

Log on to NYCblacksearch.com to log on to our main directory, view NYC Black News, or add your business to http://www.nycblacksearch.com/ For more information on the upcoming 2007 Queens Book Fair log on to www.queensbookfair.com , you may also email the Queens Book Fair Committee at queensbookfair@aol.com


Phil Andrews
CEO
PA Public Relations Company
www.papublicrelations.com
info@papublicrelations.com

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Queens Book Fair More than Books


Queens Book Fair 2006 featured in News, article titled More than Books.

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For more information on the 2007 Queens Book Fair log on to www.queensbookfair.com

Queens, New York - Queens Book Fair Selects Mr. Phil Andrews as Public Relations Director, Queens Book Fair September 2007


Queens, New York - Queens Book Fair Selects Mr. Phil Andrews as Public Relations Director, Queens Book Fair September 2007. Book Distribution Company cbbooksdistribution.com set to promote aspiring authors at Queens Book Fair (www.queensbookfair.com) on September 1, 2007. The Queens Book Fair will be held in the heart of, Queens, and will draw many of the following vendors to the Queens Book Fair. Children Authors, Christian Authors, Self-published & Aspiring Authors, Literary Professionals.

This event will be advertised locally and abroad to ensure a great turnout.

About Phil Andrews:


Mr. Andrews is the CEO of Phil Andrews Public Relations Company. Phil Andrews was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Marcy Housing Development. He attended Brooklyn Technical High school which is a specialized school in New York City. He has lectured throughout New York State at various colleges and universities. He was the Vice President/Marketing Director of the Haircut Hut Franchise for over a decade.

Mr. Andrews is listed in Who’s Who in Black America and International Who’s Who. He is also featured in a book published by Mr. Robert H. Adams entitled 15 years of Minority Business Development. He is the current Public Relations Public Relations Director for Cbbooksdistribution.com, Awarenessmagazine.net, SGIBMagazine.com, Hempstead Horn Newspaper, Harlem Book Fair on Long Island, African Atlantic Genealogical Association, and 100 Black Men of Long Island.

In October of 1995 Mr. Andrews was presented the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce/Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year Award. In 1998 he was presented with the Nassau Council of Chambers/West Indian Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year Award. He has also received a citation from the 18th Assembly District Long Island New York, Assemblywomen Earlene Hooper Hill. Mr. Andrews has received Proclamations from former Nassau County Executive Thomas S. Gullotta, and former Town of Hempstead Supervisor Mr. Richard Guardino. In 2005 and 2006 Phil Andrews was inducted as a member visionary by the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc.

Mr. Andrews has been featured in many publications such as Point of View Newspaper, Black Star News, The New York Beacon, The Gleaner Extra, Caribbean Life Newspaper, Afro-American Times, Community Journal Newspaper, Economic Forum Newspaper Minority Business Review, Amsterdam News, and Shop Talk Magazine. He is currently the Public Relations Director for and on the Public Relations committee for the Harlem Book Fair on Long Island which attracted over 2000 participants for the 2003 Harlem Book Fair on Long Island. Mr. Andrews is also currently serving as the Public Relations Committee for the New York Metro MBA Association and the 100 Black Men of Long Island.

Phil Andrews has served the community in various ways during the past decade. He has served on the Board of directors of the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce, Roosevelt Kiwanis, 100 Black Men of Long Island, and the West Indian Chamber of Commerce as the Public Relation Director and currently runs a business network named the “Power Networking Business Seminar Series”. He is also a member of the 100 Black Men of America and is certified as a Mentor through the 100 Black Men of America.

Phil Andrews is the author of the E-Book "The Day I Became the CEO of My Own Corporation" book is available at www.cbbooksdistribution.com

To inquire about the upcoming Queens Book Fair in which C & B Books will be promoting aspring authors and self-published authors log on to www.queensbookfair.com and contact us, you may also email us at cbbookdist@aol.com .

C & B Books Distribution has been serving the reading community since 1995 as a community based bookstore. C & B Books specialize in selling best selling titles and promoting self-published and aspiring authors. C & B Books recently celebrated the milestone on 250,000 web site hits. C & B Books looks foward to continually meeting the needs of the reading public by connecting them to both self-published and aspiring authors.

Please contact C&B Distribution today at 718.591.4525 and ask to speak to Carol or Brenda for more information on the upcoming Queens Book Fair or you may log on to our web site at http://www.queensbookfair.com and contact us. You may also email us today at cbbookdist@aol.com to be placed on our email list for the upcoming Queens Book Fair September 2007.

Queens, New York - Queens is book country book lovers set to flock Queens Book Fair September 1, 2007


Queens, New York - Queens is book country book lovers set to flock Queens Book Fair September 1, 2007. Authors will participating from a variety of genres such as fiction, non-fiction, romance, mystery, children’s books, etc. The book fair will be held in the heart of Queens. Book lovers from around the tri-state area will be attending to support both published and self-published authors from around the country. Authors will be signing their books for consumers.

The Queens Book Fair is sponsored by C & B Books Distribution Inc. C & B Books Distribution Inc. was founded by Carol Rogers & Co-founded by Brenda Piper. The Queens Book Fair will be held at the Jamaica Market in the Harvest Room 90-40 160th St. Jamaica, New York. The Queens Book Fair will begin at 12:00 P.M. and end at 7:00 P.M.


Please contact C&B Distribution Inc. at 718.591.4525 and ask to speak to Carol or Brenda for more information on the upcoming Queens Book Fair or you may log on to our web site at www.queensbookfair.com and contact us.

You may also email us today at cbbookdist@aol.com to be placed on our email list for the upcoming Queens Book September 1, 2007. Consumers will be admitted to the Queens Book Fair free of charge.

2007 Queens Book Fair announces Commemorative Journal for upcoming Queens Book Fair


2007 Queens Book Fair announces Commemorative Journal for upcoming Queens Book Fair. Self-Published Authors, Self-Published Authors and other literary industry personnel will be featured in the 2007 Queens Book Fair Commemorative Journal.

Authors need not attend to place a special feature in the commemorative journal.

This year's book fair will be held on September 1, 2007 at Jamaica Market Harvest Room. The Queens Book Fair was was featured in Newsday, May 3, 2005, article "This book fair’s for the self-published authors.

Queens Book Fair 2007 Announces Author sign-up for 3rd Annual Queens Book Fair. Self-published authors from around the country flocked the 2005 Queens Book Fair, along with book lovers around the tri-state area. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall proclaimed the month of April as Book Month in Queens.

The fair has generated local buzz for emphasizing the growing phenomenon of self-published African-American authors. The writers have seized mainstream publishers’ attention by independently printing small quantities of their work and controlling all of its creative and financial aspects.

The authors’ success hinges on marketing strategies as diverse as door-to-door sales, street vending and arranging book signings at popular restaurants or nightclubs. But before this year, only Harlem had established an annual book fair where writers are exposed to thousands of readers in one setting.

The Queens Book Fair attracted hundreds of people to Jamaica Market, and Piper and Rogers were counting on the event to introduce some writers to a bigger audience than they've ever enjoyed.

"It was packed," Rogers said. "And I was shocked. It was rainy and we didn’t think people would show up. But they still came out."

To some degree, the women are all about taking chances. They started their book business almost by accident a decade ago, while selling gift baskets and floral arrangements at the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Flea Market in Jamaica.

C & B Books Distribution began bringing used books from their own collections to sell at the market, selling out each week. A frequent customer soon asked if the pair could get their hands on books by other African-American authors.

"She asked how soon we could get them, and I said we'd have them for her the next Saturday," Rogers said. "And I thought, ‘I don't know how I'm going to get these, but I'm going to find out.’"

Rogers, 44, not only supplied the requested books, but soon found herself fielding requests for work by other black writers. Within weeks, she and Piper were visiting distributor warehouses that stacked dozens of titles from tiny imprints around the country.

By 2001, the women sensed a revolution stirring in the African-American literary community. Sister Souljah’s 1999 cautionary coming-of age novel "The Coldest Winter Ever" had reinvigorated an urban-literature market that had hibernated for decades, provoking a new generation of black writers to eschew the mythic glamour of drugs and violence.

Other genres took shape around the same time, including revenge melodramas, romance thrillers and inspirational memoirs about overcoming abuse, addiction and lives of crime.

"It’s a whole industry booming within an industry," said Angela Wallace, whose self-published novel, "Secret Dramas," earned acclaim for its unique hybrid of soap opera and mob intrigue. "[Writers] are implementing their own imprints. As a result of that, they're bringing other black authors in under their umbrella. I think mainstream publishing is noticing that."

Brenda Piper and Carol Rogers established their own tiny umbrella on the Internet in 2002. In March 2002 Mr. Phil Andrews joined C & B Books as its Public Relations Director to strengthen C & B Books brand name recognition in the literary community. C&B Books Distribution eventually opened its first physical location at the Jamaica Market in October and introduced its newest location in a compact corner store in Flushing in January.

The partners built their stock through consignment deals with self-published authors, advising writers through labor-intensive processes such as mission statements, cover design, press releases and book signings.

While she tirelessly provides encouragement and advice, Piper, 53, insists that no book will sell without its author’s own follow-through.

"They have to be willing to get out," she said. "They can't just drop their book at the store and expect the stores to sell their book. We support authors through C & B Books authors club which promotes self-published authors.

But the women treat the Queens Book Fair like a community service as much as they do a business endeavor.

The event, which offered seminars and workshops for published and unpublished writers alike, kicked off with a networking breakfast to help forge partnerships in New York’s independent literary scene. Readers had the chance to meet and solicit advice from their favorite authors, as well.

"Harlem and Brooklyn, they already have their recognition - even the Bronx," Piper said. "Queens was very low-key, and it’s just starting to blossom."

Authors interested in registering as a vendor for the 2007 Queens Book Fair or placing an advertisement in the 2007 Queens Book Fair Commemorative Jouranl may log on to our web site today at www.queensbookfair.com or you may email us at queensbookfair@aol.com.


Phil Andrews
CEO
PA Public Relations Company
http://www.papublicrelations.com/

Friday, June 29, 2007

GEORGIA WOODBINE Author, Motivational Speaker, Marketing Expert selected as panelist for the upcoming 3rd Annual Queens Book Fair


GEORGIA WOODBINE Author, Motivational Speaker, Marketing Expert selected as panelist for the upcoming 3rd Annual Queens Book Fair.

The 3rd Annual Queens Book Fair (www.queensbookfair.com) will be held on September 1, 2007 at the Jamaica Harvest Room, located in the heart of Queens, New York.

Sparking an inspirational phenomenon wherever she goes, national bestselling author/motivational speaker, and marketing expert - Georgia Woodbine shares her experiences, secrets to success and strategies from the entertainment industry that transitioned into her publishing company Spiritual Focus Publishing. She gives it to you straight in her powerful book, How To Make BIG BUCK$ Without Selling Your Soul!. available at Barnes and Noble worldwide and soon with QVC, CVS and Target.

Following an extraordinary career in the entertainment industry and over 10 years of experience working for a variety of companies such as; Def Jam, PolyGram, WNYU Radio, WQHT-Hot 97, Black Enterprise Magazine, and the Apollo Theatre, she honed her management, promotions, and marketing skills.

Ms. Woodbine also runs successful marketing consulting company G&J Consulting Services. With heart and a vision, she formed tailored business G&J Consulting Services with her partner. A copywriting/marketing consulting company that provides promotional, marketing, and advertising campaigns to maximize exposure and increase visibility for your business and/or product.

Her affiliations include; National Association Female Executives, NAACP Metuchen-Edison Area Branch, Women Rights Information Center, African American Chamber of Commerce, Minority Investors Network, and American Marketing Association.


Even with this impressive track record, she states that it means nothing without a spiritual foundation and life of purpose.

To request National Best Selling Author Georgia Woodbine to speak at your upcoming event log on to www.papublications.com and contact us, or to purchase your copy of Georgia Woodbine's best seller log on to www.spiritualfocuspublishing.com

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Queens Book Fair 2006 featured in News

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Visit www.queensbookfair.com for vendor registration.

Queens Book Fair announces E-mail list sign up for 2007 Queens Book Fair


Queens Book Fair announces E-mail list sign up for 2007 Queens Book Fair. The 2006 Queens Book Fair is anticipated to attract hundreds of people to NYC, and Piper and Rogers were counting on the event to introduce some writers to a bigger audience than they've ever enjoyed.

"It was packed in 2005, and 2006 was well attended " Rogers said. "And I was shocked. It was rainy and we didn't think people would show up. But they still came out."

To some degree, the women are all about taking chances. They started their book business almost by accident a decade ago, while selling gift baskets and floral arrangements at the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Flea Market in Jamaica.

They began bringing used books from their own collections to sell at the market, selling out each week. A frequent customer soon asked if the pair could get their hands on books by other African-American authors.

"She asked how soon we could get them, and I said we'd have them for her the next Saturday," Rogers said. "And I thought, 'I don't know how I'm going to get these, but I'm going to find out.'"

Rogers, 44, not only supplied the requested books, but soon found herself fielding requests for work by other black writers. Within weeks, she and Piper were visiting distributor warehouses that stacked dozens of titles from tiny imprints around the country.

By 2001, the women sensed a revolution stirring in the African-American literary community. Sister Souljah's 1999 cautionary coming-of age novel "The Coldest Winter Ever" had reinvigorated an urban-literature market that had hibernated for decades, provoking a new generation of black writers to eschew the mythic glamour of drugs and violence.

Other genres took shape around the same time, including revenge melodramas, romance thrillers and inspirational memoirs about overcoming abuse, addiction and lives of crime.

"It's a whole industry booming within an industry," said Angela Wallace, whose self-published novel, "Secret Dramas," earned acclaim for its unique hybrid of soap opera and mob intrigue. "[Writers] are implementing their own imprints. As a result of that, they're bringing other black authors in under their umbrella. I think mainstream publishing is noticing that."

Amid this resurgence, Piper and Rogers established their own tiny umbrella on the Internet in 2002. C&B Books Distribution eventually opened a kiosk at Jamaica Market in October and introduced its newest location in a compact corner store in Flushing in January.

The partners built their stock through consignment deals with self-published authors, advising writers through labor-intensive processes such as mission statements, cover design, press releases and book signings.

While she tirelessly provides encouragement and advice, Piper, 53, insists that no book will sell without its author's own follow-through.

"They have to be willing to get out," she said. "They can't just drop their book at the store and expect the stores to sell their book. We have our own business to run."

But the women treat the Queens Book Fair like a community service as much as they do a business endeavor.

The event, which offered seminars and workshops for published and unpublished writers alike, kicked off with a networking breakfast to help forge partnerships in New York's independent literary scene. Readers had the chance to meet and solicit advice from their favorite authors, as well.

"Harlem and Brooklyn, they already have their recognition - even the Bronx," Piper said. "Queens was very low-key, and it's just starting to blossom.

" The fair was very nice! I met some wonderful authors and walked away with a bag full of info on good books! They even had free food! As soon as I heard the announcer say free and food...LOL

Testimonial Queens Book Fair 2005

It was a rainy day outside but anytime you have a room full of books there is nothing but sunshine. My wrap got wet but it was worth it. :- ) Congrats ladies!!

Wanda D. Hudson Coming Soon - Wait For Love: A Black Girl's Story It's a Woman's World - www.extasybooks.com http://wandasway.blogspot.com

The word is out. A listener spotted Guilty Pleasures at the Queens Book Fair. She enjoyed the interview and purchased two copies of my novel. Thanks again for providing yet another platform for striving authors. ~Sonya Harris - Guilty Pleasures Books never go out of style!

Very nice artical written up on you in Newsday. Thank you for throwing such a wonderful event and also for you commitment to the self-published authors. Nathaniel Portis Things In Between

Congratulations Carol & Brenda on your vision to host the Queens Book Fair and for being dedicated to assisting black authors, readers and lovers of the written word. When I say, "It is a blessing to have people like you in the literary community," I mean it from the center of my soul! I can't wait to come next year! Yasmin Shiraz www.yasminshiraz.net

Self-published authors from around the country are anticipated to participate in the upcoming Queens Book Fair 2007.

Authors are encouraged to register early.

Last year the Queens Book Fair was filled to capacity and we anticipate another great year for the Queens Book Fair.

Log on to www.queensbookfair.com today and contact us to get more information regarding the 2007 Queens Book Fair.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

2007 Queens Book Fair Exhibitor Application

2007 Queens Book Fair Exhibitor Application
AT THE JAMAICA MARKET'S HARVEST ROOM
90-40 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, New York 11432
September 1, 2007 12 Noon - 7 PM

EXHIBITOR APPLICATION
http://www.queensbookfair.com/reg.html
Final Date Registration by July 10, 2007


Please make checks or money orders payable to:
C&B Books Distribution Inc.
Mail to: C&B Books Distribution 65-77 160th Street Flushing NY 11365
CONTACT INFORMATION Caroline Rogers & Brenda Piper CEO/Founder & CEO/Co-Founder
Email:Queens Book Fair Website: C&B Books Web Site:Customer Service:
QueensBookFair@aol.com
www.queensbookfair.com
www.cbbooksdistribution.com
718-591-4525

2006 Queens Book Fair Photo Gallery

2006 Queens Book Fair Photo Gallery

http://www.queensbookfair.com/2006.html


2007 Queens Book Fair September 1, 2007

Log on to www.queensbookfair.com for more information on the 2007 Queens Book Fair.

Queens Book Fair set to feature top Self-Published authors nationwide at 2007 Queens Book Fair


Queens, New York - Queens, New York - Book Fair set to feature top self-published authors nationwide at 2007 Queens Book Fair.

The 2007 Queens Book Fair will be held on September 1, 2007 at the Jamaica Market in the Harvest Room, located in the heart of Jamaica, Queens.

The sponsor of the Queens Book Fair C & B Books Distribution Inc. promotes self-published and published authors through their online bookstore located at Cbbooksdistribtion.com as well as their two store locations in Queens, New York. Self-published authors in various literary categories will be participating in the upcoming fair.

Book lovers around the New York tri-state area will be flocking the Queens Book Fair to support the literary works of today’s top self-published authors.

C & B Books Distribution Inc. was founded by Carol Rogers & Co-founded by Brenda Piper. C & B Books recently celebrated a milestone of 250,000 web site hits to its online store.

The Queens Book Fair will be held at the Jamaica Market in the Harvest Room 90-40 160th St. Jamaica, New York. The Queens Book Fair will begin at 11:00 A.M. and end at 7:00 P.M.

This event will be advertised locally and abroad to ensure a great turnout. Book lovers and authors interested in participating in the upcoming Queens Book Fair may email us at the above email address for more information.

Contact Queens Book Fair Committee at tel. no. 1.718.591.4525 and ask to speak to Carol or Brenda for vendor registration or more information on the upcoming Queens Book Fair or you may log on to our web site at http://www.queensbookfair.com and contact us.

Phil Andrews
Public Relations Director
C & B Books Distribution

Queens Book Fair 2007 Announces Author Sign-up for 2007 Queens Book Fair

(PRLog.Org) – Queens Book Fair 2007 Announces Author sign-up for 2007 Queens Book Fair. This year's book fair will be held on September 1, 2007 at the Jamaica Market in Jamaica, New York.

The 2005 Queens Book Fair was was featured in Newsday, May 3, 2005, article "This book fair’s for the self-published" New York City Edition Neighborhoods section pg. A52. Self-published authors from around the country flocked the 2005 Queens Book Fair, along with book lovers around the tri-state area.

The fair has generated local buzz for emphasizing the growing phenomenon of self-published African-American authors. The writers have seized mainstream publishers’ attention by independently printing small quantities of their work and controlling all of its creative and financial aspects.

The authors’ success hinges on marketing strategies as diverse as door-to-door sales, street vending and arranging book signings at popular restaurants or nightclubs. But before this year, only Harlem had established an annual book fair where writers are exposed to thousands of readers in one setting.

The Queens Book Fair attracted hundreds of people to Jamaica Market, and Piper and Rogers were counting on the event to introduce some writers to a bigger audience than they've ever enjoyed. "It was packed," Rogers said. "And I was shocked. It was rainy and we didn’t think people would show up. But they still came out." To some degree, the women are all about taking chances.

They started their book business almost by accident a decade ago, while selling gift baskets and floral arrangements at the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Flea Market in Jamaica. C & B Books Distribution began bringing used books from their own collections to sell at the market, selling out each week.

A frequent customer soon asked if the pair could get their hands on books by other African-American authors. "She asked how soon we could get them, and I said we'd have them for her the next Saturday," Rogers said. "And I thought, ‘I don't know how I'm going to get these, but I'm going to find out.’"

Rogers, 44, not only supplied the requested books, but soon found herself fielding requests for work by other black writers. Within weeks, she and Piper were visiting distributor warehouses that stacked dozens of titles from tiny imprints around the country. By 2001, the women sensed a revolution stirring in the African-American literary community.

Sister Souljah’s 1999 cautionary coming-of age novel "The Coldest Winter Ever" had reinvigorated an urban-literature market that had hibernated for decades, provoking a new generation of black writers to eschew the mythic glamour of drugs and violence.

Other genres took shape around the same time, including revenge melodramas, romance thrillers and inspirational memoirs about overcoming abuse, addiction and lives of crime. "It’s a whole industry booming within an industry," said Angela Wallace, whose self-published novel, "Secret Dramas," earned acclaim for its unique hybrid of soap opera and mob intrigue. "[Writers] are implementing their own imprints.

As a result of that, they're bringing other black authors in under their umbrella. I think mainstream publishing is noticing that." Brenda Piper and Carol Rogers established their own tiny umbrella on the Internet in 2002.

In March 2002 Mr. Phil Andrews joined C & B Books as its Public Relations Director to strengthen C & B Books brand name recognition in the literary community. C&B Books Distribution eventually opened its first physical location at the Jamaica Market in October and introduced its newest location in a compact corner store in Flushing in January.

The partners built their stock through consignment deals with self-published authors, advising writers through labor-intensive processes such as mission statements, cover design, press releases and book signings.

While she tirelessly provides encouragement and advice, Piper, 53, insists that no book will sell without its author’s own follow-through. "They have to be willing to get out," she said. "They can't just drop their book at the store and expect the stores to sell their book. We support authors through C & B Books authors club which promotes self-published authors. But the women treat the Queens Book Fair like a community service as much as they do a business endeavor.

The event, which offered seminars and workshops for published and unpublished writers alike, kicked off with a networking breakfast to help forge partnerships in New York’s independent literary scene. Readers had the chance to meet and solicit advice from their favorite authors, as well. "Harlem and Brooklyn, they already have their recognition - even the Bronx," Piper said. "Queens was very low-key, and it’s just starting to blossom."

To be placed on our email list for the 2007 Queens Book Fair or to join our authors club you may log on to our web site at www.cbbooksdistribution.com or you may email us at cbbookdist@aol.com.

Authors may register for the upcoming 2007 Queens Book Fair by logging on to www.queensbookfair.com

Phil Andrews
CEO PA Public Relations Company
http://www.papublicrelations.com/

3rd Annual Queens Book & Health Fair September 1, 2007

3rd Annual Queens Book & Health Fair September 1, 2007
Queens, New York - 3rd Annual Queens Book Fair September 1, 2007

The 3rd Annual Queens Book Fair continues to: Promote the forging parnerships in New York’s independent literary scene. So, meeting and mingling with your favorite author is not as far removed as you’d think at this event.

The Atmosphere

Taking place at The Jamaica Market’s Harvest Room the vibe will be as relaxed, inviting and surprising as one might expect on a summer’s afternoon in New York.

The Queens Book Fair has been building momentum as one of the most sought after events to attend by authors, writers, publishers and dedicated book fans. Inspired by the legendary success of major book fairs throughout New York City (namely, Harlem and Brooklyn), C&B Books is humbled to have successfully established an event-equal in caliber- worthy of the

Majesty that is called the “Borough of Queens”.

September 1, 2007, 12-7pm

For more information or Author Vendor Registration please visit www.queensbookfair.com


Phil Andrews
CEO
PA Public Relations Company
http://www.papublicrelations.com/