Urban Reviews is the premier destination for all things relating to African-American Fiction. It's primary focus will be on the promotion of new and upcoming books by Black authors, but Urban Reviews will also include exclusive interviews, online Q&As, tour info, press release info, and industry news as well.
Monday, June 04, 2007
Urban-Reviews.com - June 2007 Newsletter
Urban-Reviews.com Monthly Newsletter
June 2007- Keeping you up-to-date on African-American Fiction, Hip-Hop, and R&B!
Check out this month's edition of INSIDE OUT featuring Exclusive Author and Artist Interviews with:
Tracie Howard talks to Radiah Hubbert about: - Her new novel 'Gold Diggers' - Her literary journey - Her upcoming projects - Her outside ventures into fashion - Her advice for aspiring authors - And Much More!!!
The Author Connection page - A Monthly Feature of different links to things like author webpages, Blogs, Myspace pages, Publisher sites, Literary sites, and now we've added Poetry to this section!
We're on Myspace too! Check us out at WWW.MYSPACE.COM/URBANREVIEWS. We have hundreds of Myspace friends who are authors, literary agents, book reviewers, and other industry insiders.
We've also recently started a Yahoo Group! We hope to have all of you join and participate. The purpose of the group will be exclusively to converse about, promote, and inform each other on anything related to AA Fiction. We will eventually have exclusive giveaways ONLY among group members. So CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE URBAN REVIEWS YAHOO GROUP today!!!
And last but certainly not least, we have updated our BLOG to include our very own PODCAST! Yes, you can see our opinions on books and music AS WELL AS check out and subscribe to our Podcast. We now have a new feature called The Forthcoming where we post a new book preview everyday on our blog!!! Just visit The Pinnacle to learn more!
Email Us your comments at Info@Urban-Reviews.com, and let us know what you think about all the new updates and features. This is an exciting time for Urban Reviews, and we thank you all for your continued support. Thanks again!
In addition to the two reviewers we added in April, we have ANOTHER BRAND NEW REVIEWER on the site! Please join us in welcoming LASHONDA to the Urban Reviews team! She will be providing book reviews for the site. We wanted to expand our review base by adding someone who could review Sci-Fi/Horror/Paranormal books by Black Authors, and Lashonda was the perfect candidate. Her first review will be in July, so stay tuned! We have also provided a scale to help with interpreting the ratings on the site now. Please visit the About Us page for more information about Urban Reviews.
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WE HAVE FINALLY REACHED OUR PEAK! THE MAILING LIST HAS REACHED IT'S MAX!
We will be discontinuing this mailing list as of July 1st.
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AGAIN, PLEASE NOTE: This list will be no more after the July 2007 Newsletter is sent!
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