Hampton, Virginia
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I was a loyal customer of Black Expressions.I loved that there was a place that I could go that had such a large selection of books by African American authors.

Because of this, I was saddened to learn that the website was taken over by Double Day. I decided to just suck it up and deal with it, but after browsing Double Day's website I discovered that they got rid of African American material. There was no Zane, Eric Jerome Dickey, or Carl Weber-all top African American authors.

They could have just cancelled my membership altogether when they took over instead of sending me featured selections of books that I have absolutely no interest in from authors I have never heard of.I have no clue why they chose to wipe out the availability of African American material but it is a shame.

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Ann
#1332795

How very upset also should they took down black expression but I did find something calls Paperback book swap. You swap books back and forth and there's great Books on there.

Anonymous
#1318691

Black authors lost money bc Black Expressions was stealing the work and not paying authors. It was like a bootleg site for books. Order books via authors' owned websites.

Anonymous
Vidalia, Georgia, United States #1274293

wow! I was member some yrs ago loved the website@ @

Anonymous
Chicago, Illinois, United States #1261377

I found out the same thing, and it sading me to know that if it wasn't for black expression most of our black people wouldn't think about reading a book. But since the books read touched us in some way or form has been tooken away. So as I was looking for a site to purchase a good read, I ran across this site called Goodreads it has all of authors from Zane on down!

Anonymous
Washington, District Of Columbia, United States #1219177

Wow I wondered what happened to them. So sad.

Anonymous
#1181582

I feel that Double Day books is very wrong for getting rid of all the African American books. The reason I say that is when I look at Double Day books now all I see is White book writers and I feel that is racist.

Anonymous
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States #1175795

I JUS CANT BELIEVE IT SO WAT THE *** WE DO NOW IM MAD AS ***

Anonymous
#1161074

Just noticed that too!! How sad!

Anonymous
#1087730

Being a black author, I was trying to find a way to reach out to BE. I was an a member from high school to college, but they are no more. I'm greatly saddened.

Sherry
#1079659

I just realized this same thing!I was a loyal BE Club member, but have not ordered in a while.

I was about to place an order for Christmas and no Black authors!!

I'm now cancelling my DD membership.Sad.

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