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Self-Publishing The Best Option For Black Authors?

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Self-Publishing The Best Option For Black Authors?

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Self-Publishing The Best Option For Black Authors?

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There was a time when major publishers were reluctant to release books written by black authors. Self-publishing, for many, was the only option.

These days, with book sales dwindling and independent book stores closing, is self-publishing still a viable alternative?

For more on the future of black publishing, Farai Chideya talks with Haki Madhubuti, founder of Third World Press — one of the oldest, independent black publishers in the United States.

Chideya also speaks with author Quincy Troupe — whose works include Miles and Me and The Pursuit of Happyness — and Nakea Murray, founder of The Literary Consultant Group. It's an organization that help writers self-publish.