Chirs Abani’s breathtaking novella, Becoming Abigail, is a February selection of Amazon’s Kindle Monthly: 100 Books for $3.99 or less. From now until February 28, the kindle edition of Becoming Abigail is available for only $2.99. Abani’s novella is also featured in this month’s Akashic Digit: Digitial Excerpts from the Akashic Catalog.
Watch famed author, actor, and director Melvin Van Peebles’s official welcome video inaugurating the brand-new Akashic website.
Our favorite online feline has arrived in physical form at last: the first boxes of Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos are here!
Mystery Writers of America has awarded Akashic Books the 2013 Ellery Queen Award; Patricia Smith, editor of Staten Island Noir, has won the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award!
Bernice L. McFadden and Courttia Newland appear in conversation together across the Mid-Atlantic. A celebrated author in England, this is Newland’s first-ever US book tour!
Every Friday, the Akashic team highlights industry news, reviews, and features from around the web. This week’s roundup comes to you from Akashic Publicist Kate Bogden and Production Manager Aaron Petrovich.
Kicking off a new feature spotlighting our colleagues in other corners of the publishing world, Akashic Books Managing Editor Johanna Ingalls speaks with Julie Schaper, president of Consortium Book Sales & Distribution.
You will probably bleed out in the next ten minutes. The totality of every bad decision that brought you here has become a laser, cauterizing the hole in your chest. You can tell that nothing inside you will work properly anymore. You’re just an engine now, pumping fluid through a ruptured hose . . .
Featured: Black Interest
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- John Crow’s Devil
- Among the Bloodpeople: Politics & Flesh
- The System of Dante’s Hell
- The Lost Treasures of R&B: A D Hunter Mystery
- The Plot Against Hip Hop
- The Half That’s Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread
- To Funk and Die in LA
- Revolutionary Threads: Rastafari, Social Justice, and Cooperative Economics
- The Baker’s Son: My Life in Business
- What Is Hip-Hop?