. . .Dozens of Authors
. . .Thousands of Readers
. . .All At One Event

October 27-29, 2016 - 9th Anniversary - Houston, Texas
Location:  Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014

Exhibit Hours:  Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                        Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

AUTHORS:  Registration for the 2016 National Black Book Festival is now open. A $50 deposit by Nov. 30th will hold your table AND includes your photo on the website.  After Nov. 30th, there is a $89 photo fee. Click "Exhibitors" to register.

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Participating Authors
(Click author name for web site; returning authors are indicated with *)


Debreka Handy*
June Montgomery Lewis



Portia McGowan Green*
Vera Harris
Pamela Jarmon-Wade*


Christian Fiction
Bonnie Hopkins*
Fon James*



Historical Fiction


Mainstream Fiction
Lydia Brew*
Karen Brown*
Brenda A. White*

Motivation/Self Help

Tanya J. Miller

Oswald Scott*




Victor B. Johnson Sr.*

Tezlyn Figaro*


Janice Pender*
Pastor Michael A. Pender

Rhonda Jackson Joseph*

Science Fiction

Teens/Young Adults

Urban Fiction
Kanika Harris


National Black Book Festival News
(Current edition)

NBBF Supporting Authors
[Authors who cannot attend NBBF]
Daniel Iyeks



This Week's Featured Book

Featured Video of the Week

Quality Press
The Nation's #1 African American
Self-Publishing Service

2016 Featured Authors
More featured authors TBA
(Free admission to featured author sessions)

Carl Weber


Victoria Christopher Murray


ReShonda Tate Billingsley


Omar Tyree

2016 Festival Hours
Friday, Oct. 28 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Official Festival Events
All events will be at
Fallbrook Church
(Tickets must be purchased for events with *)

Thursday, Oct. 27 @ 7:00 p.m.

Welcome to Houston Reception*
MC/Hostess Pamela Jarmon-Wade


Friday, Oct. 28 @ 8:00 a.m.
Get Acquainted Breakfast*

M/C - Author Brenda A. White

Marketing Experts Show Authors How to Maximize Their Festival Experience

12:00 Noon
Power Lunch*

"Boost Your Book" Contest Award
Sponsored by Brown Girls Publishing
and NBBF
Power Lunch MCs
David and Karen Brown
of BrownCo Publishing


Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast*


Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 12 Noon
Book Club Meet and Greet

Participating authors meet book clubs
to pitch their books
[Advance registration required]

Saturday, October 29 @ 4:00 p.m.
Spoken Word Poetry Slam
Victor B. Johnson Sr.
a/k/a Birdman 313
Author of Thoughts of Life and his new book, Birdman 313 Presents: The World in Poetry According to Him

Festival's Official Book Seller

2016 Festival Partners


Order your NBBF t-shirt
ONLY $15.00 each


To receive the NBBF monthly e-newsletter, send an e-mail to:  info@nationalblackbookfestival.com

Fallbrook Church (Gymnasium)
Site for 2015 NBBF

For NBBF attendees who are staying the entire weekend, feel free to worship with Fallbrook
on Sunday @ 8 or 11 a.m.

Download the
2015 NBBF Newspaper here

Host Hotel - Sheraton North Houston


2016 Participating Author Photos   

Rhonda Jackson Joseph   Oswald Scott

           Fon James             Karen Brown     

  Lydia Brew                  Tezlyn Figaro

June Montgomery                           
          Lewis              Debreka Handy


Vera Harris               K. K. Harris


Workshops/Seminars, Etc.
(Free admission to all seminars)

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Social Media 101

5:00 p.m.
Bringing Out the Book In You

Create Your Own NBBF Seminar
Details Here

Book Club Central
2016 Participating Book Clubs
Cushcity Book Club
Houston, TX
Missouri City Mocha & More Book Club
Missouri City, TX
Phenomenal Divas Book Club
Houston, TX

Register your book club via e-mail:


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