About the Program
From the 2012 National Black Writers Conference, a panel discussion entitled, "Being Sold or Selling Ourselves: Black Writers and the Marketplace." The panelists, include Regina Brooks, founder and president, Serendipity Literary Agency, JLove Calderon, author, Linda Duggins, director of multicultural publicity, Hachette Book Group, Lisa Moore, founder and editor, RedBone Press, Johnny Temple, publisher and editor-in-chief, Akashic Books, and Cheryl Woodruff, associate publisher and president, SmileyBooks. The event is moderated by Calvin Reid, senior news editor of Publishers Weekly and is hosted by Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York
Regina Brooks is the founder and president of Serendipity Literary Agency and is a former senior editor at John Wiley and Sons and McGraw-Hill. Ms. Brooks is the author of Writing Great Books For Young Adults and Never Finished! Never Done! For more information, visit serendipitylit.com.
JLove Calderon is the author of numerous books, including Occupying Privilege: Conversations on Love, Race & Liberation. For more information, visit jlovecalderon.com.
Linda Duggins is the director of multicultural publicity at Hachette Book Group. She is the co-founder of the Harlem Book Fair, co-leader of the African Diaspora Literary Group, and sits on the Board of Directors of the National Book Club Conference.
Lisa Moore is the founder and editor of RedBone Press and the editor or co-editor of several books, including Does Your Mama Know?: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories. For more information, visit redbonepress.com.
Johnny Temple is the founder and publisher of Akashic Books. For more information, visit akashicbooks.com.
Cheryl Woodruff is the president and associate publisher of SmileyBooks. She is the founding editor and former associate publisher of of One World.