Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Urbania Magazine Call for Sponsors

Urbania Magazine Call for Sponsors

As part of the goal to engage readers and interact with advertisers, I have decided to have fun all year... We are having contests! To lesson the load of planning and to automate some of the features of the website, I am calling for anyone who wishes to be considered a sponsor of the winter contest by donating a prize. All you have to do is send the prize and cover letter to our address. 

As an alternative for digital products, you can email our address here and we will get back to you.

Here's what we are looking for:

Prizes that directly relate to literature and art.  It may be
an e-book
physical signed book
website membership
online course
dvd film
website review
consultation time
anything you provide as an expert to help authors market their book

What do you get as a sponsor?

I will promote the contest during its Winter run...hard.  Links to your website and your prize will be on the contest page and will expose you to new visitors. There is no fee involved to be a sponsor. Only the "cost" is providing what you're known for as a prize.

A paid sponsor option is available here if interested.

 To get started as  a sponsor, send the prize with a cover letter or complete the contact form of our publisher Art Official Media LLC and tell about your idea.

 Thanks for considering to be a sponsor this year. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to e-mail.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

One Hundred Miles and Running Free on Kindle New Year's Day

To celebrate the New Year, we are running a promotion for a free download of One Hundred Miles and Running by Q.B. Wells for the Amazon Kindle. If you do not have a Kindle, download the application on your computer, Ipad or smartphone.  The promotion will end at midnight. 

Get the follow up to Blackface: A Novel today. A link to the page is below.

One Hundred Miles and Running download

 Remember to leave a book review for the book on Amazon.

Note: If you are a member of Amazon Prime, download the book with no due dates! Get your copy of One Hundred Miles and Running (Blackface 2) on your Kindle App or device today.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Behind Those Books Documentary (Extended Trailer)

When I first saw the trailer for Behind Those Books, I was excited because urban authors finally made it to the screen.   There had been talks of many movies to be made from urban books but none came through.  This documentary breaks grown and is the first in history.  Check it out and leave comments.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Queen Latifah Put On Your Crown Book Giveaway

Put on Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom

Urbaniamag.com is giving 25 lucky winners the opportunity to win a copy of Queen Latifah's new book Put On Your Crown.  In addition to that, entrants will automatically qualify to win a digital camera, camcorder, and accessories prize pack from Vivitar.

The promotion ends May 30, 2010

Fill out entry form here

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

RIP Guru

Guru, Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal died today. I'm just as much saddened as I have questions. With all the aggregated content, no one reported on the type of cancer he suffered from. To have a heart attack at 42 and die at 43 is not normal.

Guru was one of my favorite MC's of all time. The three videos below are dedicated to him.

"Ex Girl to Next Girl"

Monday, March 29, 2010

Should African Americans Critique President Obama?

I missed the We Count! program on CSPAN a few weeks ago. Nothing big, the critique of the black culture occurs annually with The State of the Black America and other panels that "talk" about the main issues.

In past years, the conversation was necessary because there was no talk of a black agenda and most certainly no ear in the White House. Very little changed for Black America.

There has been a lot of black mayors in major cities, but no huge upward shifts in the black population. Critique President Obama as we may, but know that we should hold him to the standard of those that have gone before him. Nothing less. Nothing more.

Do you think African Americans should be critical of President Obama in public? Leave a comment.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Free Download - Blackface: A Novel by Q.B. Wells (7 Days)

Reading and writing is infectious. So much so, I'm giving away Blackface: A Novel, my novel for 7 days. Register and download now here  or http://ebookreadingchallenge.eventbrite.com/

When Rawsistaz decided to hold the E Book Reading Challenge and book chats, I cringed. Although Rawsistaz has earned the respect of the the publishing community and provided honest, informative free reviews for African American authors, I couldn't envision a free download of my book. Why?

There are enough free e-books on the net. 

Furthermore, unless the work is charity, no one works for free.  And anyone who does work for free has an empty plate.  At the same time, I realize during tough economic times, some people want to purchase but don't have the ends or resources to get the book. Finally, the purpose of the E Book Reading Challenge is to promote AA e-books and usher in the new wave of publishing. 

For everyone who couldn't purchase from a local store,  download Blackface on your computer or mobile device. Book reviewers, readers and anyone who would like to read can download for seven days.

To download, register for free @ E Book Reading Challenge .  I hope to talk to you next month and chat about images and characters in Blackface at www.rawsistaz.com. If not, catch me at a bookstore, in the street or grab a book from my website.

Note:  There are several other authors participating in the e-book reading challenge, get their books too. It's free!

Reading List

  • Black Diamond Prequel by JaNese Dixon – fiction
  • How to Make Money as a Writer in a Down Economy by Maxine Thompson – writing guide
  • Keeping It Tight by Shani Greene-Dowdell – fiction
  • Love Like This By Sylvia Hubbard – romance
  • Love Stories of Some People I Have Known by acVernon Menchan – short stories
  • Moving The Furniture by Barbara Joe Williams – non-fiction, marriage
  • Seeds Of Bible Study By Carole McDonnell – non-fiction, religion
  • The Education of Black Dickey by Kenneth Bowens – literary
  • When We Were One by Zaji – speculative fiction
  • Blackface by Q. B. Wells - fiction