I wonder what your opinion is?
GMI POLL: AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE STUDY
When asked why more African-American authors haven’t crossed over into the mainstream, less than a third of African-American respondents said mainstream readers are the problem because most actively avoid reading books written by African-American authors. 35% of respondents said the books are the problem: African-American authors just don’t appeal to most Americans. The largest number of respondents, nearly two-thirds, said African-American authors have seen very little crossover success because the books are only marketed and distributed to an African-American audience.
I would agree with the last statement. We just haven’t done a good job of marketing to the mainstream audience. Only a few mega-authors are known and sought out by the general reading public.