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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Delores Thornton, CEO of Marguerite Press selected as Keynote Speaker for 2006 Queens Book Fair

Queens Book Fair Committee

Brenda Piper




Queens, New York - Delores Thornton, CEO of Marguerite Press selected as Keynote Speaker for 2006 Queens Book Fair

Queens, New York - Delores Thornton, CEO of Marguerite Press selected as Keynote Speaker for 2006 Queens Book Fair.

The 2006 Queens Book Fair will be held on August 19, 2006 at the historic Rufus King Park which sits on 11 Acres in the heart of Jamaica, Queens. The Queens Book Fair will begin at 11:00 am and end at 7:00 pm. Self-Published Authors and Published authors will be participation in this years book fair.

In 2005 the Queens Book Fair attracted a host of authors from various genres, and the book fair was featured in Newsday in an article titled “This one is for Self-Published Authors”.

C & B Books and the Queens Book Fair Committee recieved a proclamation declaring the month of Queens Book Month in honor of their outstanding literary contributions to the Borough of Queens. The Queens Book Fair committee has launched a separate web site at www.queensbookfair.com to better accommadate inquiries from both book lovers and authors seeking to to register for the upcoming book fair.


Delores Thornton,

Queen of Promotion/ Author/Founder/CEO, Marguerite Press

Voted, “Queen of Promotion” by C&B Books,

Delores Thornton, a lifelong Indianapolis resident, belongs to several writing organizations including: Marguerite Press (founded in 1996), Marguerite Press Promo (founded in 2003) and Marguerite Press PR (launched 2006).

Thornton, who has been inducted into the Self Publishing Hall of Fame (www.bookmarket.com/selfpublish.html), is the “Literary Expert” at Blackrefer.com. and is a columnist for the Indiana Herald Newspaper. Thornton also hosts an author show (Around2It, since 2002). Selected A Round 2 It interviews are archived at the African-American Literature Book Club.

Thornton started writing several years ago and friends encouraged her to publish her first novel, Ida Mae, in 1997. Her second work, Ida Mae: The Saga Continues, was released in December, 1998. May 2000, she released Ida Mae the combined edition. Her third novel, titled Babe was released December 2000, Anybody Seen Junebug?, was released in 2003, Divine Appointment: A Caregiver’s Guide, was published in June 2004, and How To Self-Publish That Great Novel Without Going Nuts!, was released in 2005. Upcoming work, “Airing Dirty Linen”, 2006.

Recognized for community service during the 9th Annual Joy Awards in 2005, Thornton is also a volunteer mentor with the Marion County Probation, and the Executive Director of Indianapolis Book Fest, Incorporated. A judge in the Judge Paul Buchanan Literary Awards for 2004, and 2005, Thornton is a regular contributor to Word Life News, Chaotic Dreams, AMPS Magazine, and the Naldar Publishing, and NuShape Publication Newsletters. In her spare time, Thornton likes long drives and visiting her grown children and grandchildren.

Delores Thornton


How To Self-Publish That Great Novel Without Going Nuts! Please plan to attend on August 19, 2006 and take full advantage of what this workshop can do for you and your company. WORKSHOP BEGINS PROMPTLY AT: 2:00 pm

Register now to attend this dynamic workshop and…Make $10.00 payment to reserve your space.

Send payment to: C&B Books Distribution@
65-77 160th Street, Flushing, NY 11365 – or pay via paypal indicate that the payment is for the Self-Publish Workshop –or email queensbookfair.com

RushPRnews.com and NYCBlackSearch.com has been selected as media sponsors for this year’s 2nd Annual Queens Book Fair.

For more information regarding vendor registration or to request more detailed information log on to our web site at www.queensbookfair.com


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