Are We As a Community Doing Enough?

I watched this video from a booktuber, discussing her experience as a black booktuber and systemic racism that has occurred in not only in the booktube world but as well in the publishing industry as a whole. She has made a lot of strong points and passionate remarks. However, I have noticed that while authorsContinue reading “Are We As a Community Doing Enough?”

Friday Debate: Women and Fantasy

Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons.

Friday Debate: E-book Access

Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons.

Why I Don’t Shop at Barnes & Noble

A few days ago, an editorial was published in the New York Times depicting the deep trouble Barnes & Noble is truly in and why, more than ever, the retail book chain needs to be saved. Across the web and the blog-sphere, writers and book lovers a like are urging that we need all thatContinue reading “Why I Don’t Shop at Barnes & Noble”

Indie Booksellers Outraged Over Decision to Launch “Marlon Bundo” on Amazon

Marlon Bundo maybe making the bestseller list but to some independent booksellers, they feel were not given the chance to reap the benefits.

Books By Women: Female Writers To Watch Out For

As much as we like to think much has changed, the literary world is still a male-dominated industry.  Women may buy more books than men but that doesn’t account for female writers being overlook in the book world, according to a survey done by VIDA, Women In Literary Arts.  But just because the publishing world refusesContinue reading “Books By Women: Female Writers To Watch Out For”

Lupita Nyong’o To Publish Children’s Book Celebrating Color — Black America Web

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is writing a children’s book that’s slated to drop in 2019. The New York Times reports the 12 Years A Slave actress will title the book Sulwe which means star. The word comes from her native language Luo. The book will be catered to kids between the ages of 5 andContinue reading “Lupita Nyong’o To Publish Children’s Book Celebrating Color — Black America Web”

BookCon 2017: A Disappointing Recap

BookCon has come and gone for the year 2017 and for the second time I was able to attend this time around. My rating for my second appearance at BookCon? A little bit disappointing.

E-Book Sales Decline As Paperback Sales Rise

Those who said the printed word was dead might want to take that back. A news report suggests that people are ditching e-books and are returning to the good old fashioned printed books. E-book sales have declined 18.7% in the U.S. over a period of nine months in the beginning of 2016, according to theContinue reading “E-Book Sales Decline As Paperback Sales Rise”