Black power movement book publishing: Trends and issues

Thomas Weissinger

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Among the Black Power Movement's legacies are independent black presses. The justification for such presses, to produce culturally relevant books for black audiences and to create a space for black authors to publish, is now a staple of mainstream presses as well. Arguably, this particular legacy of the movement has far surpassed its original objective. Moreover, the interaction between the various types of publisher is not a simple competitive one in which the goal is to control the black book market. Rather, it is symbiotic in a number of ways, including the relations authors and publishers are able to negotiate with one another as well as those the publishers maintain among themselves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-18
Number of pages14
JournalCollection Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007


  • Black Power Movement
  • Black studies
  • publishers and publishing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Library and Information Sciences


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