13 Top Selling Black Authors You Should Know

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Author Terri Woods

Spanning a variety of genres and sub-genres, African-American and/or Black literature is best seen as an umbrella term that defines not only the ethnic background of the authors but also a commitment to putting out a message that is relevant both within and outside the Black community.

Readers may not agree with everyone whose name is on this list as the best representation of the genre, but these 13 authors are some of the best selling black authors of the past few years and they certainly have offered works that appeal to mainstream audiences. So, as you can tell, this list hinges on book sales, rather than critical reviews. Without further ado, here are the 13 Black fiction and non-fiction writers who have enjoyed widespread popularity and “bestseller” status over the course of the last five years.

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  • Rommie

    Damn! NO comments on the post about books!

  • Ladybug

    Some names got left out one of which is Sister Souljah “Midnight” which is one of my favorites.

  • Blackunity

    @ Rommie why are you surprised, I heard someone say before the best way to keep something from a black person is put it in a book and from the comments on here it’s sad but true. When I go to Books a Million and Barnes a Noble I really see someone black unless they are looking at a magazine. It’s sad how are race keep falling further and further behind.

  • lilbabiphat2004

    my girl terri woods i loved true to da game back in 10th grade that was my ish!! lol also another great author is Wahida Clark her books are great also. Waiting for her latest book to drop now.

  • lilbabiphat2004

    and for anybody who has read all 3 installments of true to da game…….i knew quadir wasnt dead!!! lol

  • Dottie

    I thought Teri Woods only wrote one book and the rest were manuscripts stolen from prison inmates.

  • LYRICS

    @LADYBUG

    BEST DAMN BOOK EVER!!! FROM THE VERY FIRST LINE OF THE BOOK UR HOOK’D!!! I READ IT 3 TIMES!!! I’M NOT SOLD ON ‘MIDNIGHT’ BY SISTAH SOULJAH, BUT IT WAS STILL A GOOD BOOK N’ HER BIO WAS AMAZING!!! I THINK SOULJAH WAS OMITTED ONLY B/C OF HER LENGTH OF ABSENCE FROM WRITING…..IT TOOK 4EVER 4 ‘MIDNIGHT’ 2 COME OUT N’ THAT WASN’T EVEN A FOLLOW UP FOR ‘COLDEST WINTER EVER’, EITHER WAY I’D PUT HER ON THE LIST!!!!

  • MsDtown

    Where is L.A. Banks on this list? And yeah…what’s up with Karrine Steffans? It’s like that time R.Kelly got the NAACP award all over again. SMDH

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    Omar Tyree rocks

  • Angel

    If I must say so myself, I love to read. I agree with some of the authors on there. On the other hand, how on earth did “Super Head” get on there. I will give it to her…the first book was good. But the second one was boring as hell. It just kept repeating herself. When she saw that no one else would deal with her for all the things she put in her first book, then she decided to change things. On another note…I didn’t know Osama Bin Laden like dark meat. Lol. Humph. You learn something new everyday.

  • Angel

    @ miss t…I totally agree. I could have named so many other black authors that should have been on there. But I did see some that I don’t even know. I might have to check them out.

  • sexymike

    A couple of my favorites
    were on there Terri Woods and
    Michael Basiden.

  • ShawnM

    Yea, this list should’ve been longer!… Glad Terri Woods was on there all “True to The Game” books were good!… Nikki Turner is my girl and Zane is too!… They should’ve added Wahida Clark too, cus her books be really good!… Oh, and Joy King, Keysha Ervin, Vicki Stringer and a few more:)

  • Just Sayin

    HERE’S THE LIST

    (Niccas do anything just to get page views.)

    1. Terri Woods
    2. Maya Angelou
    3. Kola Boof
    4. Nikki Turner
    5. Tavis Smiley
    6. Michael Baisden
    7. Jawanza Kunjufu
    8. Sadie Smith
    9. Cornel West
    10. Karrine Steffans
    11. Zane
    12. Barack Obama
    13. Malcolm Gladwell

  • ThickLikeCornbread

    Supahead made the list?!!!

    Anyway, I never expected Zane to look like that- – She looks like my 50 y.o. mama.

  • Spongetta Citronella

    Zane helped alot of men/boys get @ss!

  • ..

    @Rain, EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!! How the heck Karrine Steffans make this list! Amazing…

  • 507_diva

    @Thick..that is what has made her such a great guest professor and editor. She need not channel her “inner” self to write..she just writes

  • tommykimon

    Never heard of LA Banks, I just looked her up. I can’t get into that vampire stuff. I like hood books and books about relationships and drama.

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  • aum360

    Maya Angelou and Tavis Smiley are the only two I am familiar with or that I respect.I love non fiction books that deal with historical events(from an African perspective),pyschology, or anything that deals with science(physics,biology,chemistry,and herbs).

    The music a person listens to,the pictures on their walls,and the books that they read tells you alot about a person IMO.It tells you if you’re dealing with an intelligent person or a damn fool.LOL

  • Rae Rae

    Read “Soldieress Chronicles” by Ravion Eregbu

  • ShereceBeasy

    Teri Woods??? lmbo…She puts her name on the books ghostwriters write for her…she doesn’t even pay good, but makes millions…smh

  • http://www.good2gopublishing.com Jasmine

    I know this is about Top Selling Black Authors but I wanna add a future TOP SELLER. He is a talented up & coming black author by the name of Silk White. Check out his books Married 2 The Game and Tears of a Hustler part 1 & 2. Find him on Amazon.com or GOOD2GOPUBLISHING.COM

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