Add Black to Your Shopping Cart this Holiday Season
By Shelia M. Goss
This holiday season why not buy books for gifts. Whether the person likes Christian fiction, romance, contemporary fiction, mysteries, science fiction or non-fiction, there’s a book out there to fit a variety of tastes. While doing your shopping don’t forget about picking up books by people of color. Many books by African-Americans and other nationalities sometimes go unnoticed unless it’s part of pop culture. Gems can be overlooked simply because you may not be familiar with their works.
How can you help spread the word about books by African-American authors?
Simple. Just tell a friend.
•Link to the authors website
•Link directly to the book
•Mention some of the books on your online network–i.e., Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, etc.
•Discuss alternate books at your book club meetings
•If you have a blog, do link exchanges or guest blog posts.
These are just a few suggestions. Be creative.
Black Pearls Magazine ( http://www.blackpearlsmagazine.com/ ) showcases a variety of books, so be sure to browse around. There are plenty of good books out there by African-American authors. Happy Holidays and have fun book shopping!
About the Author
Shelia M. Goss is the national best-selling author of six multi-cultural romance books: His Invisible Wife (2009), My Invisible Husband, Roses are thorns, Paige’s Web, Double Platinum and Hollywood Deception (2010) and three young adult books: The Lip Gloss Chronicles series: The Ultimate Test, Splitsville, and Paper Thin (2010).
Delilah (Jan 2011) is her tenth novel but first Christian fiction book.
For more information, visit her website: http://www.sheliagoss.com/