AAMBC was founded in Feb 2008 by Tamika Newhouse for the main purpose of showcasing the best new black authors. We currently have about 95 devoted members, but several hundred affiliated members. The book club was named African Americans on the Move Book Club because Tamika wanted to start a whole new empowering movement through black literature. That’s why AAMBC’S motto is “Novels that reflect you and me”. Believe it or not our black authors are our voice, so write great stories. We want to get each reader in touch with the Author so here at AAMBC you meet every author chosen for the book of the month.
We will always be open for membership, and we have street team members in six cities
organizing their affiliated AAMBC book clubs. You can be a newly added street team member as well. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the membership application and to start a new reading experience. We are co-ed and looking for great men of color.
The main AAMBC chapter is located in San Antonio and other AAMBC chapters are
AAMBC Radio is a power house radio show that is taking over the internet radio scene.
We have exclusive author interviews with today’s most prominent new authors. We also
show case an African American hero who has made a great impact on our nation. Our most successful show thus far is the Open Mic Shows allowing authors and poets to showcase their talents. Want you join us for a new literary Movement happening on a world wide level. AAMBC Radio is located at www.blogtalkradio.com/aambc.
Visit us today on our site www.aambookclub.net to know how to become a member. We
are also on myspace at www.myspace.com/aambc2008. Join a new Literary Movement
focused on promoting black authors and our communities.
AAMBC Promotions Coordinator
President AAMBC Springfield, Massachusetts Chapter
Taking on the role as Promotions Coordinator for AAMBookClub.net, I am responsible for the promotions of the site, spreading the word and bringing new readers and authors to the site, as well as being of any assistance to its members in the department of promotions of their works, ideas, outlets and information. Having over ten years experience in the entertainment industry doing street team work, marketing & promotions for artist al across the country this is a great fit for me.
CEO Black Tiger Music & Promotions
Promotions Coordinator AAMBOOKCLUB.NET
AAMBC Street Team DIRECTOR
President of AAMBC, Durham Chapter
I am also an associate minister, and aspiring author. I will be directing the street team by staying in contact with the other S.T. members and checking in to see how their efforts are edifying AAMBC. I will be brainstorming for new projects with the S.T. in order to give us more publicity, and catapult us as readers, writers, aspiring authors, and authors into the next level of our destiny. I will be on the lookout for new S.T. members for recruitment locally and nationally, and will promote and publicize the books of the month and our authors of the month. I will be the catalyst in making connections with authors so that they can be featured on AAMBC's radio show. A monthly segment called the street team update segment is where I will be featured to talk and will be able to give updates monthly on how the team is doing individually and collectively.
My name is Keyonda Campbell and I am the National Spokesman for AAMBC! My past experience in writing professionally will allow me to express and communicate with this group as well as outsiders on the goals and great intentions of this organization.
Some of my duties will consist of monthly press statements for the book of the month, participating on the live radio broadcast, and helping with promotions with the well equip street team. I will also have a Myspace page that will be strictly for AAMBC business. I will announce my Myspace URL tomorrow.
AAMBC has many great things planned for this year and the coming year as well and I will make it my priority to inform and promote these events the best way I know how. I will also update you on other events that we can attend together as a group or separate as we spread the word on our wonderful group and network with readers, authors and future supporters alike.
AAMBC Street Team
The AAMBC Street Team is a dynamic group of men and women who have gathered together to help promote the newly and seasoned black authors. The whole purpose of this group is to expand the fact that African Americans’ do read. Just last year blacks spent 36 million on books, and we are here to continue that trend. Each member who lives within their own city volunteers to get involved within the AAMBC activities and events. Each member is honored and respected and as we grow we will not leave not one member behind. We have fun, read great black novels, attend book fairs, and promote our movement. Visit the main African Americans on the Move Book Club site at www.aambookclub.com for more information on the Book Club itself.
We currently have four AAMBC Chapters in the cities of Fayetteville, NC, Durham NC, Central New Jersey, and Springfield Massachusetts. These chapters host their own local meetings and accept author tour stops. Authors wanting to visit these groups cal email us at email@example.com and speak with Street Team Director Lacha Mitchell.
Schedule a Radio Interview
All shows are open to all authors and publishers. Because we are a non-profit organization we ask that you donate any amount to our organization to be interviewed on our show. We will schedule a time for you when ever you would like and the interview will consist of asking you about your book and future projects. We are open to any day you would like simply email us to get a date. Our show is in syndication on a 24/7 radio show that reaches 16000 listeners, so spots are filling up. We want to interview you after reading the titles so please send a copy to us and put interview for the submission as follows;
African Americans on the Move Book Club, Interview
2210 Blake rd
San Antonio, TX 78236
We will need a book, contact info, and synopsis. We will also publish a review for you on amazon.com
Only for interviews will we return your review copies to you, and in this case enclose a prepaid and already addressed envelope and we will return your book to you when our review is finished. To make the donated amount you would like visit our web at www.aambookclub.com and on the main page click the donate link and pay through pay pal. Thank you for your support and all that we do here at AAMBC.
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Here are the interviews we offer: A Blind Interview:
This is when AAMBC has not read your book, and will interview you anyways. This is the least liked interview because it will be impersonal. We will not know your book. But we will still offer a interview, ask alot of questions, and request history of your life and other projects. So the interview will be just as good. How ever you do not get a book review published online.
A Get to know Me interview:
We have read your book and we will offer a review. This interview will be like a author exposure interview only thing is you will not be the book of the month. I can only promote you to a limit. But with Book of the Month you will get a bigger audience. You will also get a published book review online, since you did a submission
BOTM at AAMBC
Our main focus is promoting authors that reflect the black community. I would love to have your novel for the book of the month. Please be advised that I do have plenty of authors who request a spot for our month’s selection. You can post your book in our blog here on myspace. Click View all Blogs and it will be the very last one. Wanting to get a Book of the Month Spot Now, do a submission to our office and contact us today. It is on first come bases. Here is a highlight of what benefits you will receive. There is a required $50 donation to be a BOTM. Below is a list of the benefits.
Online Promotion on Several Sites
Profile on our Website and Myspace Page
You get an exclusive promoted radio Interview on our syndicated show AAMBC Radio that reaches thousands of listeners
There will be group discussions based on your book on our yahoo reading group
There will be several small commercials telling readers about your book on our radio show throughout the 30 days of promotion
YES all of this is done for a donation for $50 to the organization
I WOULDN'T’T WAIT, THERE ARE ONLY TWO SPOTS A MONTH.
Here's how to get the next available spot, email AAMBC, complete application, and make your donation. That is all. Look to hear from you all soon.
We have our national street team based in many states within the u.s. that promote your book in their local area. We currently have 18 devoted street team members and 120 members who buy our book of the months. Not to mention the over 2000 affiliated members you on occasion buy our book of the months. Secondly we have four AAMBC Chapters in four cities that have in person meetings and accept author tour stops. We are currently developing two more chapters. AAMBC and all of these individuals promote you and all it takes is a small donation from you. This is a major mile stone for your writing career. Look to hear from you soon