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Background Information

Employment History

President

African-American Bookstore

Owner

African-American Bookstore

Author

Affiliations

Founder
African-American Bookstore

Education

B.S.

accounting

Virginia State University

MBA

marketing

University of Virginia

Web References (174 Total References)


Pay to Play Article Two

www.aroundthewaybooks.com [cached]

Prolific author, publisher, and New York book retailer Carl Weber is not so surprised. (He launched the Urban Books imprint in August 2003, distributed by Kensington Publishing Corporation, is the author of five novels, including Baby Momma Drama [Dafina/Kensington, January 2003] and is president of a New York City retail chain, African American Bookstores, Inc.) "Our audience is fifteen to fifty," he says.

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Weber, coincidentally the author of Baby Momma Drama, thinks a lot of the criticism is misguided, or just sour grapes from others whose work is not selling. "It's a real travesty that people put down this popular genre. No one puts down Tom Clancy or Danielle Steele. No one puts down people that write Mafia books.
"It really upsets me when people say we're dumbing down" continues Weber.
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Weber says he and Kensington plan to distribute a new Urban Books trade paperback every month. "We're exactly a year old," he says. "We're doing phenomenal numbers.
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Kensington Publishing Corporation This 30-year-old publisher made its name in romance fiction, and now publishes urban titles and distributes Weber's Urban Books.


Cashing In on Black Readers

dailynews.yahoo.com [cached]

Black specialty bookstores proliferated by making most of their money from selling popular self-published books , which were typically hard to find in other stores , said Carl Weber , founder of the African-American Bookstore in Jamaica , Queens.

The hottest paperback in the country right now is `Addicted' by Zane , he said , But it is very hard to find a book like that in the chains..
The biggest force behind the boom has been the explosion in reading groups.Many black reading groups and clubs around the country even raise money and coordinate with other local groups to fly in a steady stream of authors.
The network of readers became a powerful force.L.
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Mr. Weber , of the African-American Bookstore , said black sections in mainstream stores were luring away customers , and so was Black Expressions , a fast-growing mail-order book club operated by the Literary Guild.
The Borders Group , which also operates Waldenbooks , debated the sensitivity of grouping black fiction in a special section.


Race Matters - Explosion Of Black Works

www.racematters.org [cached]

"In seven years, we went from the point of mostly having book covers on display to mostly having book spines on display," said Carl Weber, owner of the African-American Book Store in Jamaica, Queens.


Black Pearls Magazine Bookclub Showcase... bringing the jewels of publishing to the readers!

www.blackpearlsmagazine.com [cached]

Some of my favorite authors are Steve Harvey, Curtis Bunn, Carl Weber, TD Jakes, RJ Washington, and Susan Orman.

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The first book we read was by Author Carl Weber.
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Kimberla Lawson Roby, Eric Jerome Dickey, and Carl Weber
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Carl Weber, Zane, and Mary B. Morrison
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Kimberla Lawson Roby and Carl Weber
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•Up To No Good by Carl Weber


Kensington, Zebra, Pinnacle Imprints -- romance, fiction, nonfiction book publishers

www.kensingtonbooks.com [cached]

Carl WeberKensington, Zebra, Pinnacle Imprints -- romance, fiction, nonfiction book publishers

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Author Section - Carl Weber
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Carl WeberCarl Weber is the president of the African-American Bookstore Inc. a chain of ethnic bookstores in Long Island, and Queens.His is the partner and Chief Operating Officer of Weber Books.Whose holdings include: Everythingblack.com a company that promotes African-American businesses and people over the Internet and Afrobooks.com an African-American online bookstore and Mail Order Service.
Carl is a contributor to both the Black Board bestseller list and is presently President of the Black Retail Book Association in New York.He writes a monthly book review and bestseller list for the Amsterdam News.
He graduated from Virginia State University with a B.S. in accounting and has an MBA in marketing from the University of Virginia.Carl presently lives in Long Island with his wife and tow children.He is busy at work on his next Kensington book tentatively titled Married Men.
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Author: Carl Weber, La Jill Hunt, Angel Hunter, & Dwayne S. Joseph
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Author: Carl Weber, La Jill Hunt, Angel Hunter, & Dwayne S. Joseph
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Author: Carl Weber
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Author: Carl Weber
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Author: Carl Weber
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Author: Carl Weber

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