NBBF NEWS - February 2021

We are looking forward to the 2021 National Black Book Festival in Houston, Oct. 21-23! The past year has been extremely challenging for us all. We hope you and your family are doing well during this pandemic and offer our condolences if you have lost any loved ones as a result.

At this time, we are hopeful we can hold an in-person event this year for our 14th anniversary. If not, it may be a hybrid or entirely virtual again. We will make a final decision by the end of May. For authors interested in participating, early bird registration ends Feb. 28th. Standard registration begins March 1 and there is a slight price increase. All registered authors that have at least made a deposit will be able to participate in the 2021 NBBF, regardless of the format.

If NBBF is a hybrid or virtual, there will be much greater limitations regarding the number of participating authors. As a result, it would be advisable to at least submit a deposit if you would like to participate this year. You may register online here: http://bit.ly/2SXAMma

Whether it is in-person, a hybrid, or entirely virtual, NBBF will again offer two full days of activities, informative seminars, high-profile featured authors, and book and t-shirt giveaways. Stay tuned for developments as they occur.

In the meantime, NBBF sponsors a weekly, live-streamed program called Black Authors Matter TV where we interview authors and other book industry experts every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. CST. On May 18 we will host the Black Authors Matter TV Awards which will honor the most compelling interview subjects in 11 categories. You are invited to tune in to the show on any Tuesday or view the Awards program via the NBBF Facebook Page here. Information about being a future guest on Black Authors Matter TV is available online here.

Continued best wishes to you in all of your literary endeavors and feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Gwen Richardson
Co-Founder and National Coordinator
National Black Book Festival
The Head That Wears the Crown (The Crown Series)
by D. D. Bridges

The Head That Wears the Crown is the gritty story of Darius King, who finds himself in an all-out war to save everything and everyone that he loves while also discovering the truth about his past. Darius became a millionaire overnight when he was 18 years old after his successful father, whom he never had the opportunity to know, passed away.

Darius is being groomed to run the company he inherits--Kingdom Enterprises--by his father's supporters. But there are many vultures circling that intend to take his father's fortune. Available at Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bMATvo
There's a Stinky Monster Inside My Shoes
by Melissa Hudson

There's a Stinky Monster inside My Shoes follows the life of a young autistic boy who prefers to walk barefoot because he fears a stinky monster hides inside his shoes. Hudson was motivated to write this book by her autistic son, Curtis, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of four.

Hudson believes that autistic children do have imaginations but are unable to show or talk about them. "A child with autism has unique ways of learning and viewing the world. They have imaginations, fears, and creativity that many may not understand."
Available at Amazon: https://amzn.to/3080o5f