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The State of Publishing for Black Writers

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A panel discussion with Rakia A. Clark, Chris Jackson, Jamia Wilson. Moderator: Linda A. Duggins

The publishing world is in the midst of a major transition. Writers, like musicians, are faced with seeking alternative and creative ways of publishing and promoting their books. Black literary agents, publishers, writers, and editors discuss the challenges of publishing in a technology-driven age. These topics include online publishing, blogging, distribution, marketing and e-books. Questions explored are: How do publishers impact the kind of literary texts that are produced by Black writers? How do the Internet, digital publishing and e-books impact the publishing of literature produced by Black writers?

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