Special Recognitions


Tony Rose is the Publisher and CEO of Phoenix, AZ based, Amber Communications Group, Inc., the nation’s largest African-American Publisher of Self-Help Books and Music Biographies; The 2013 44th Annual NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literature;  The Los Angeles Leimert Park Book Fair / Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards, ”2014 African American Book Publisher of the Year”; and The Harlem Book Fair / Phillis Wheatley Book Awards “2013 African American Book Publisher of the Year”.

ACGI’s imprints include: The NAACP Image Awards winning, Amber Books Publishing;  Amber Classics Books – Self-Help Reference Books;  Colossus Books – Music Biographies;  Amber/Wiley Books – Self Help and Financial Books Co-Published with John Wiley & Sons Inc.;  Joyner/Amber Books – Co-Publishing with the Tom Joyner Foundation and Desmoon Books – Fiction.
Tony Rose led the movement towards modern Independent Book Publishing for the African American Self-Publisher and Independent Book Publisher as we know it today.

 In 2000 he responded to the needs of the growing market of self-publishers and founded Quality Press, the nations largest “African American Book Packager”, in order to accommodate authors who wished to self-publish their books, and placed the Quality Press Self-Publishers Book Division under the direction of Yvonne Rose who is also an Associate Publisher for Amber Communications Group, Inc. and the Director of Quality Press. 

In 2004 Tony Rose co-founded and became the Executive Director of The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America bringing together as exhibitors and attendees a community of thousands of African American book publishers and book publishing industry professionals, a feat that had been unprecedented in the over 100-year history of BookExpo America. In 2005 Rose founded the Katrina Literary Collective, which has been responsible for collecting and donating over 90,000 books for the Hurricane Katrina Survivors, he serves as a founding Director of the Harlem Book Fair National and The Harlem Book Fair/Roxbury, Mass.

He is noted as the first African American Independent Publisher to ink a multi-book, multi-year, Co-Publishing/Imprint deal with a major book publisher (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), and the first book publisher to have titles licensed by Black Expressions Book Club with thirty five titles signed to date.  In addition, Rose has acquired/licensed paperback rights from: Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins and Hyperion Books for publishing and distribution by ACGI.

He has also, successfully negotiated numerous world-wide partnerships, licensing and ebook licensing deals for ACGI in the United States, South Africa, Canada, Europe and Asia, recently setting the pace, signing a seven book exclusive ebook international licensing rights deal with K-tel International for Colossus Books.
2014 Publisher of the Year - Jessie Redmon Fauset Awardee
Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO

Amber Communications Group, Inc. - Amber Books
Tony Rose with wife, Yvonne Rose, Associate Publisher and Chief Editor of Amber Communications Group, Inc. - Amber Books
Tony Rose, Publisher, Amber Books  and Gregory J. Reed, Esq., Author at the 44th Annual NAACP Images Awards
Tony Rose (Jessie Redmon Fauset Award Winner, Publsher of the Year)  with Farrell J. Chiles, Cynthia E. Exum (Founder/LPVBF) and Annette Thomas (Awards Director) at the 8th Annual Leimert Park Book Fair.