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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to Add Simmons' Latest Book

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture ( will be adding, "#HTSP - How to Self-Publish," written by ESE, Inc. CEO Eric Simmons, to its prestigious Collection, the Company announced today. The acquisition by the Schomburg Center is its second purchase of a book written by Simmons, within the past year, as "#HTSP" will be joining his successful Memoir, "Not Far From The Tree," on the Center's shelves. Unavailable for checkout, both books will be hardbound to be preserved for "indefinite use" before being made available to the Public. The Center has extended Simmons an invitation to come to New York to sign both books.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a research library of the New York Public Library (NYPL). In 1998, the Center's Collection was considered as consisting of the rarest, and most useful, Afrocentric artifacts of any public library in the United States. At least as late as 2006, it is viewed as the most prestigious for African-American materials in the country. (Source: Wikipedia)

As a first-time writer and self-publisher, Simmons' Memoir ranked number 79 on's "Best Seller" list (single parent category) this January and out of over 8,000,000 books sold worldwide, it has ranked in the "Top 1%" in sales 39 times and the "Top 10%" 170 times. After being introduced to Librarians in January 2018, 53 libraries, including 3 of the 5 largest in the U.S., have added the book to their Collections.

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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