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Comment by Barbara Andrews on May 28, 2011 at 10:05am
Attention authors! would you like to have your books available for sale at the 2011 Decatur Book Festival? (One of the largest in the country) For a fee of only $55 per title you can have up to 25 copies of your books available for sale plus any promotional materials you'd like to have included in our goodie bags. Deadline is June 30th. If you sign up by May 30th the fee is only $50.00 Inbox me for more details.
Comment by Barbara Andrews on July 11, 2010 at 5:56pm
Black Pearls Magazine Chocolate Social

Join Ella Curry and Black Pearls Magazine Thursday night, July 29, 2010 for a night of bookclub introductions, live author readings and great food at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. This event will bring readers up close and personal with fantastic authors!

If you can drive or fly into Atlanta, come out and meet Ella Curry of EDC Creations and friends. If you are in town for the National Bookclub Conference, this is a great way to spend your first night networking! We want to introduce readers to a diverse selection of books for review. The gift bag alone is priceless! Don't miss the literary party of the year!

Read this ENTIRE page for full details on submitting books and purchasing tickets.
Arrive early to be seated and to receive door prizes. Dinner is served at exactly 7:30pm.
Don't be late. Bring a printed copy of your ticket to receive the gift bags. If you need lodging for the event, please contact the Hyatt Place Hotel in downtown Atlanta for rooms.


If you can not attend this event in Atlanta, don't worry, we have your back! Advertise your book or your business in the printed version of the Black Pearls Magazine. Packages for all budgets!
Click this link to view packages and services offered by EDC Creations.

Black Pearls Magazine will shine the spotlight on today's hottest authors! One lucky party-goer will win a $250.00 gift bag!

Date: Thursday Night, July 29, 2010

Time: 7:00pm – 11:00pm EST

Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Embassy Hall - Exhibit Level
265 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Advance Ticket prices:

* Standard seating: $25.00 per person
* Group of (5) people: $125.00 SAVE $50.00
* Tickets at the door: $40.00 for ALL guests and authors

Showcases and Special Performances

* 7:00-8:00 -------- Dinner served, Bookclub Intro., New Authors and Christian Fiction
* 8:00-9:00 -------- Romance, Women's Fiction, Mystery and Mainstream Fiction
* 9:00-10:00 ------- Poetry Readings, Book Skits, Group Photos and Trivia Contests
* 10:00-11:00 ------ R-rated fiction; Erotica; Urban Lit; Grand prize giveaways

Keynote Speakers: Why Bookclubs are Important to Authors
* Lutishia Lovely discussing Heaven Forbid (Mainstream Fiction/Church-based drama)
* Vanessa Miller discussing A Love For Tomorrow (Christian Fiction)
* Trice Hickman discussing Playing the Hand You're Dealt (Mainstream Fiction)
* Brian W. Smith discussing Beater (Fiction)

Poet/Author Marc of Wretched Saints, will deliver a very riveting and powerful spoken word performance for your delight!

Featured Authors Reading Live During the Event:

* Cameo Appearance by Zuri Day - Reading from What Love Tastes Like
* Sharon Ewell Foster discussing Abraham's Well (Historical fiction/Christian)
* Electa Rome Parks discussing Diary of a Stalker (Erotic Thriller)
* Suzetta Perkins discussing Nothing Stays the Same (Mainstream Fiction/Suspense)
* Monda Webb poetry performance and dramatic reading from 7:33 A.M. (Mainstream Fiction)
* Rhonda McKnight discussing A Woman's Revenge (Inspirational Fiction)
* Skyy Banks discussing Soul on Fire (Mainstream Fiction)
* Shawneda Marks discussing It's in My Blood (Christian Fiction)
* Marian L. Thomas discussing Color Me Jazzmyne (Mainstream Fiction)
* Lesley E. Hal discussing Pleasure Principles (Erotica)
* Jean Holloway discussing Black Jack (Erotic Thriller)
* Kevin "Coach" Brown discussing From Ghetto to Greatness (Non-fiction)
* LaWanda Blakely (LM Blakely) discussing Wikked (Urban Fiction)
* Sandra Boykin discussing The Table's Edge (Fiction)
* Shana Burton discussing Flaws and All (Christian Fiction)
* JA Adams discussing Chameleon (Psychological Suspense)
* Donna Michele Watford discussing Amazing Grace: A Tribute to You (Non-fiction)
* Chizelle Archie discussing The Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Diamond (Christian Fiction)
* Nefertari Imani Baraka discussing Little Black Book (Bedtime Stories for Lovers Vol.1)
* Tamika Newhouse discussing The Ultimate No No Part 2 (Fiction)
* R. Michelle discussing Her Game Plan (Fiction)
* Hazel Mills reading from Journey to Surrender (Mainstream Fiction)
* DL Sparks reading from The Lies that Bind (Suspense/Drama)
* Elsie Spruill discussing Say It: I’m No Bitch, I’m No Ho (Non-fiction; Women's Issues)
* J.M. Benjamin reading from Heaven & Earth. Special guests K'Wan & Randy Kearse

Your ticket includes buffet meal and beverages, gift bag valued at $20,
live entertainment and readings from authors.

The family or bookclub that purchases 6 or more tickets at once will win a $100.00 gift bag of books. Most of the books will be autographed!

* Door prizes for the first 50 readers arriving at 7pm sharp with tickets

* Books given away each hour of the event (for review purposes)

* Trivia contest prizes valued at $50.00 given away during event

* Chance to meet organized bookclubs and avid readers

Scenes from NBCC 2009 & BPM Magazine Party

Confirmed Buffet meal catered by the Hyatt staff includes:

Chunky Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich

Tri-Colored Tortilla Chips Served with Guacamole
Roasted Corn-Black Bean Relish

Salsa Roja and Smoked Chili Con Queso

Artisanal Cheese Selection- Cheese with Lavosh and Baguettes

Fruit Chutney, Toasted Nuts and Roasted Fruits

Fruit Display- Fruit in Season

Cheesecake Squares or Cupcakes

Iced Tea, Bottled Water, Soft Drinks

• Parking (Reduced Rate): $9.00 Per Car – Event Rate mention the Black Pearls Magazine Launch Party to obtain the discounted parking rate.

• Attached to the MARTA system, which provides transportation to and from the airport and throughout the city. If you are arriving by air, this is a convenient way to attend the event
Comment by Barbara Andrews on February 1, 2010 at 1:39am
Check out the trailer for what's sure to be one of the hottest reads of the summer.
What's Done in the Dark by Nefertari Baraka
Comment by Barbara Andrews on December 23, 2009 at 1:33am
I'm scheduling the last two shows of the year Market Yourself Monday's and Grown and Sexy Wednesdays if your are interested in being a guest or in one of the 8 commercial spots let me know ASAP.
Comment by Tawana Necole on August 27, 2009 at 12:58am
I am so happy to be a part of a Network with inspiring females! I am the author of Corporate Chics, an entertaining novel scheduled to be released October 1, 2009.
Check out the free preview at

You can pre-order your book and receive a gift and autograph copy!
Comment by Felicia Phillips on July 15, 2009 at 5:08pm
just release a new book, still trying to market and advetise. i am very new to this.

author/ writer Poetry from the Spirit
felicia phillips
Comment by Barbara Andrews on March 22, 2009 at 11:08pm
Market Yourself Mondays Atlanta Job Info Show
Market Your self Mondays is back!!! and back with a vengance. Join us for our first Atlanta Job Info Show. Tune in for information for job seekers in the Atlanta you'll hear about job opennings and contact opennings. We we also discuss the Do's and don'ts of job seeking, crafting the perfect resume. Be sure to call in with your questions and join us in the chat room where we will be giving the contact information that we will giving on air. This is definitely the show to download and send to anyone living in Atlanta looking for work or for anyone looking to relocate to Atlanta! Don't Miss This Show! We will also have professionals on hand to discuss what they look for in an interviewee.

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