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.
February 2013 News & Features
Watch famed author, actor, and director Melvin Van Peebles’s official welcome video inaugurating the brand-new Akashic website.
Akashic publisher Johnny Temple introduces a brand-new “Literary Lions” interview series, kicking things off with 15 questions with Dennis Lehane!
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 . . .
Nowhere Is a Place was first published in 2006. The story was inspired by my own genealogical research, which I started back in 1995. I’ve had a lot of help along the way and so would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Antoinette McFadden, Valerie Beaudrault, and the members of AfriGeneas.com—without their kind assistance, I would be years behind in my research.