New Issue of to Highlight African American Books in the Publication Industry

The upcoming Black Books Matter issue and campaign hashtag aim to shed light on the lack of representation of black books and how if effects the book industry at BookExpo America.

(Indianapolis, IN, May 21, 2018) — It’s not hard to figure out what’s missing from the mainstream publication industry and its promotional events. Black books are all around us, but there hasn’t been a great focus on this important part of the publication industry. The next issue of UrbaniaMag, a publication of Art Official Media LLC, aims to change that with its upcoming issue, Black Books Matter, to be featured at this year’s BookExpo America.

UrbaniaMag’s special issue ‘Black Books Matter’ will serve as a guide to the who’s who of the publication industry, featuring resources, reading lists, agents, websites, publicists and publishers, to name a few. To be featured at the largest book trade fair, BookExpo America. invites all organizations to submit content or support its parallel campaign, #blackbooksmatter, which will create awareness about the importance of diversity in books and especially publications for the African American audience.

As a meeting point of urban literature and art, the quarterly published aims to offer a platform where artists can showcase literature and mixed media works.

Our team recognized the dwindling of the African Americans in the industry and access through the Book Expo and #BlackBooksMatter issue hope to educate anyone interested in promoting, publishing marketing or selling books by people of color,” saidQ.B. Wells of Art Official Media.

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Art Official Media is about providing media resources so that artists and creative minds can find and connect with their audience. The company publishes books and art related media, e-books, paperbacks, audio, films and magazines with media and art from an urban perspective. Some of its other services include distribution programs for paperbacks and digital products, media resources for publicity campaigns, promotion strategies, personalized databases and networks in publishing, etc. welcomes publishers, agents, authors and publicists to participate in this initiative through contributions, sponsorship or advertising for the special issue of ‘Black Books Matter’.

Art Official Media LLC is a hybrid publisher and wholesale distributor located in Indianapolis, IN. The company publishes and distributes media including For more information, please visit: and

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