Any Good Books Lately?
Is it me or are fewer titles in the African American fiction genre being released by major publishers? Are these new releases becoming harder to find in at a brick and mortar book store?
This weekend, I visited my local Barnes & Noble looking for Nappily About Us by Trisha Thomas and Twelve Gates to the City by Daniel Black. Neither book was available in the store even though they are both new releases. According to the book seller, the only way for them to order the books was if I paid for them in advance.
I like to consider myself informed and plugged in when it comes to books relating to African Americans. My motto has typically been so many books, so little time but for the last year (or more) there have been fewer titles catching my interest. Unlike Borders, Barnes and Noble does not group titles under African American banner so I often wonder if I am missing something? Are fewer titles being published. Are booksellers moving to print on demand?
Is it just me or are you having a hard time staying informed too?