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.