We hope we’ve armed readers and influencers alike with an arsenal of choices for reading recommendations. We look forward to making 28 Days Later an annual initiative. But we’re not stopping at Black History Month. Next, on the horizon for The Brown Bookshelf…
28 & Beyond
While the BBS wholly supports Black History Month and felt it was the best time to bring attention to under-the-radar authors – we don’t want readers thinking they can forget about authors of color until next year. Plus, it would be a shame to not share some of the great candidates submitted for the 28 Days campaign, who didn’t make our final cut.
So tune into our site for the 28 & Beyond blog feature, where we’ll discuss books by some of the authors who made our Top 12.
Summer Chat Series
We’re gearing up a forum on Myspace to conduct a series of chats. Summertime is good reading time and since the publishing industry slows down a bit, also the perfect time to talk books, writing and book publishing.
Every Wednesday, June through August, BBS members will host a chat. We’re lining up guests now. Look for chats for young readers, aspiring writers, current authors and influencers.
Examples of the chats we’re putting together include:
*Indies & The Author: Looking at opportunities for indie bookstores and authors to work together in innovative ways.
*Temperature Check: Chat with agents to talk about what’s going on in the kiddie lit industry
*Hype, Hype Hooray: Chat with teen readers to find out what really makes them pick up a book.