Sunday, August 9, 2009

Buy gear!

The White Readers Meet Black Authors store is open at Cafe Press. Each item has a small mark-up to help fund this blog (without advertisements). Get t-shirts, buttons, mugs, tote bags and more and help spread the word that you black authors.
Contest!
Tweet this, link to it on your blog, or post it on your Facebook page and let me know in the comments. You'll be entered to win a copy of Stephen Carter's Jericho's Fall t-shirt (supplied by his publisher) and a free I ♥ black authors coffee mug! Leave comment about how you shared this link with friends by midnight Mountain Time August 31st. Winner will be chosen at random.

11 comments:

campbele said...

I"m tweeting (user: Editi) and blogging! Good luck!

Vickie Beene-Beavers said...

Ms. Brice. I love you! You are too funny!

MegaMom9 (same on Twitter!) said...

Found you on twitter. I have never thought of skin color when looking for new books- kind of shocked by that idea honestly. The color of your skin has zero to do with your writing ability.

mocha mother earth lover said...

I tweeted! (@divineladylotus)

zettaelliott said...

I'm putting it on Facebook now!

new fan said...

Not directly related to the post, but I hope Carleen sees it:

I'm not black, but I do read some black authors occasionally, including new ones. Your blog has inspired me to do more! I'm going to go out and get myself a stack of mysteries tonight. And as I read them, I'm going to think about who else might appreciate an introduction to them. Then I'll be prepared come December. :)

The YouTube video is hilarious. Keep up the good work.

Color Online said...

Tweeting now! Love a mug.

Color Online said...

"The color of your skin has zero to do with your writing ability."

Megan, no writing well is not determined by skin color. The skin color of characters and writers provides identification. Have you ever considered the effect of being invisible or marginalized? To that end skin color does matter.

You might want to check out recent discussions about book covers & race and great article by Neesha Meminger at Justine Larbaleister's blog.

Carleen Brice said...

Thanks everybody for your comments and thanks for spreading the word!

Conseula said...

I linked to your post. Off to order a t-shirt...

malleycc said...

I tweeted.

http://twitter.com/jadenruby/status/3264364607

Most of the time I have no idea what color the authors I read are (usually paperbacks with no picture). But I believe most of my reading is white authors I would love to read more from black authors Thanks for the site. I will be reading reviews on these authors and reading more black authors.