Also in the picture: Dr. and Mrs. Walter Leonard, Office of the President, Mr. and Mrs. John Harwell, and others.
My earlier post, Writing and Self-publishing , described how Alex Haley promoted his book, Roots, before publication.
Haley co-wrote The Autobiography of Malcolm X which was a transformative work. Roots became one of the best promoted stories ever. By using the all available media, Haley was able to turn years of research and writing into a profitable and historic work.
The more recent research and biography, Malcolm X, written by Dr. Manning Marable used materials available since the first biography. Dr. Marable was unable to defend his writing as he died a few days before the book was released. Together these books help to explain a period in the lives of these three men.
- Spike Lee: Why has he become such a hater? (thegrio.com)