Friday, December 02, 2005


Yesterday was the official launch of Harlequin's new African-American line of books called, Kimani Press. Those of you who may have heard about Harlequin's acquisition of my publisher, BET Books, will know that Kimani Press is the new home of authors who write for Arabesque, Sepia, and New Spirit. The Harlequin website now has a page up for Kimani Press complete with message boards for readers and authors to interact. I was a little worried about the whole Harlequin sale when I first heard about it. But now I'm thinking this will be a good thing. Things seem to be moving right along. They're already doing so with the new webpage and message boards, which are being hosted by Arabesque author Wayne Jordan. For some unknown reason, BET didn't really utilize their website to promote all BET Books. They had the Arabesque and some New Spirit books listed but not the Sepia titles. I was beyond baffled by that. You can even purchase books from the Kimani website, which I don't think you could do on BET's website. Oh, well. It's the dawn of a new day. Let's hope it's a good one.

Those of you looking for an inexpensive gift to give someone for the holidays, or if you just like good music, may want to order this new live CD by John Legend. I may be a little biased, since he's from my hometown, but this guy is extremely talented. You'd be hard pressed to find a person in good ole Springfield, Ohio who isn't really proud of him.



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