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Here are the top ten articles for the African American Lit Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Things to Avoid When Writing Interracial Romance
Interested in writing an interracial romance book? I don't blame you. Interracial romance is one of the biggest sellers in the romance genre. Find out how to make your interracial romance sparkle and stand out from the pack.

2. How to Manage Online Promotion
Many authors rely on online promotion and social networking to get the word out about their books. Successful online promotion can lead to burnout so having a solid plan of action can save the day.

3. Benefits of Writing a Series
Have you noticed the rising popularity of writing a series in the writing industry? Commercially published and self-published authors are finding outrageous success with series.

4. Do Not Skip on Editing
Are you an aspiring writer who is dying to publish your book but cannot afford an editor? Skipping the editing process is never a good idea but there are options for getting eyes on your books without having to pay for it.

5. Stock Photos for Black Books
You're a writer interested in self-publishing but are stumped when it comes to finding photos that will fit your book. Whether you're looking for the perfect book cover photo or photos to imbed within your work, these sites will lead you to professional images of African-Americans.

6. The Black man who led a Revolution
In celebration of Black History month. A look at the impact of Black Men like our Haiti Revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture and "The Black Jacobins" written by a brother named C.L.R. James.

7. An Interview with Author Timothy Michael Carson
A personal interview with new author Timothy Michael Carson, whose first novel "When the Truth Lies" is only the beginning for this Morehouse College student who has Zane for a Publisher.

8. Beloved: the Manifestation of Guilt
A brief synopsis of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "Beloved" [1987] by Toni Morrison.

9. Dancing with the Avatar by Jovan Jones
The Battle between the forces of Good and Evil continues for Maya's Soul in "Dancing with the Avatar", Jovan Jones' 2nd novel in the "Descent Series."

10. Book Clubs Bring Success to Black Authors
There are book clubs specifically devoted to spreading the word about black authors and their books. Black writers often don't receive the mainstream exposure they deserve so it's crucial that they take advantage of the buzz book clubs can provide.

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