Promoting Before and after self-publishing

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Many of you have asked how to market and promote your book prior to and after self publishing. Below are some suggestions that have worked for our authors. Before Set up an Author central https://authorcentral.amazon.com/ Set up ore order via Amazon http://ericvanderhope.com/how-to-set-up-pre-orders-on-amazon-for-print-books/ Create a raffle to give away free copies Create a spreadsheet to record [….]

Liberatory Afro-Latinidad: a Q and A experiment

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a lot more time than usual to think and rant away. One of the conversations that I keep having with my closest friends, many of whom happen to Afro-Latinx, goes something like this: Me: You ready?! Friends: We ready!! Me: For black liberation, land ownership, collective farming and [….]

“The Story of a Dominican Dad Who Worked in New York City for Over Two Decades and Was Deported Out of Nowhere”

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[This was a story written by  Gary Gerard Hamilton] For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been looking for Baron, my favorite custodial worker here at Yankee Stadium; not actively going around searching for him, but anticipating running into him. A Dominican man, probably in his late-fifties or early-sixties with a short beard as white as [….]

“Can We Teach Our Dominican Parents and Grandparents How to Use an ATM?”

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If there’s anything more frustrating about living in a Dominican neighborhood and being Dominican is watching our querido viejos and viejas distrust banks. Yes, the idea of people distrusting the highest institutions on earth isn’t a new concept. We all distrust everything from the government to the guy who walks around Dyckman with the ‘Dulce [….]

We Need to Stop Pressuring Young LATINA Women

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Growing up in the Dominican community or any other Spanish speaking one can guarantee you a few things. You will undoubtedly be part of a very close-knit family. You will love your culture. And last, but not least, you will be expected in more cases than not to get an education, a good job “y [….]