What inspired you to launch your bookstore?
What really inspired me to launch my bookstore is for a launch pad for my books to get exposure. There are really no outlets for paperback books and as myself being independent I like to control my own destiny. Also give an outlet for other inspired authors to make away to make money. Books, music, clothing, and whatever anybody trying to promote and to make a living. This is about survival for young black entrepreneurs like myself.
Can readers purchase books from you online?
Yes readers can purchase my books and other independent books online under http://www.streetknowledgebookcenter.com
What authors have you worked with and which ones you enjoy the most?
I’ve worked with Leondrei Prince, Kevin Bullock, Jimmy Dasaint, Gregory Garrett, Wasiim, Allysha Hamber, Parish Sherman, Sicily, Deja King, Eric Fleming, KD Harris, Divine G, Willie Dutch, Visa Rollack. I may be missing a few, but I would have to say I enjoyed working with Leondrei Prince the most he was the platform of how I got started with Bloody Money and forming Street Knowledge Publishing. I’m excited about all the new authors and new projects that we have up next for 2017.
What type of books do your customers enjoy most?
I have all kinds of customers of all genres. They enjoy the street lit, erotica, Christianity, history, Islamic, self-help, kids book. We have it all and it is all being sold evenly. I love it! Personally my favorite is the self-help and knowledge.
How do authors and publishers contact you for book signings and to pitch their books for placement in your stores?
Package your book with a press kit with flyers, posters, and book markers. Set up to do a signing. A lot of authors are lazy and don’t want to invest in their own project. My motto was and is I’m going to sale these units with you or without you. Create that buzz for yourself instead of depending on your publisher or bookstore.
What has been one of the challenges of running a bookstore?
The groundwork of getting the book store off the ground and finding the right people around you that you trust and make things happen like you would.
If you had any advice for future book sellers, what would it be?
Be creative and love what you do.. You have to promote and promote and promote. Lol!
Please share with us how authors can contact you via email and social media?
Authors can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org and social media street knowledge book center on twitter, facebook, instagram, and snapchat