Edward Kelsey Moore's The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat has been on the better-known bestseller lists: Publishers Weekly, and The New York Times, but The Power List is a recently started tracker that accumulates data on books written, and books read by African Americans, and compiles that information into a quarterly best-selling books list. Here's why they are doing this --
The Power list is a beneficial tool for publishers, authors, consumers, book clubs and others within the book industry for a variety of reasons:
• Provides insight into the reading preferences of African-American consumers
• Showcases the authors who are having the most impact among African-American readers
• Highlights authors of other ethnicities who are reaching the African-American market
• Identifies the African-American authors who have the most staying power and the deepest market penetration
• Provides an opportunity for self-published authors to gain exposure if they are having an impact in the book marketplace
The Supremes was on The Power List back in the spring, and this week the summer list included the book again! You can survey the complete Summer Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers on The Power List here.
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The online site for Mosaic Magazine is featuring a new interview with Edward Kelsey Moore discussing his debut novel, The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat. Some of the topics covered: Are any of your characters drawn from, or inspired by, women in your life? What was it like for you, a man, to get inside the mindset of women? How did you come to choose former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt to play a role in your book? Did you have a particular reader in mind when you were writing? For the answers to these and other questions, click here!
Launched in 1998, Mosaic explores the literary arts by writers of African descent, featuring a unique blend of artist profiles and book reviews, plus literature lesson plans for educators. Mosaic is produced by the Literary Freedom Project, a nonprofit arts organization that supports the literary arts through education, creative thinking, and new media.