In Step Publishing is an independent literary publishing concern organized in 1993 for the express purpose of the commercial marketing and promotion of instructive, entertaining, and inspiring African-American and African literature. When I organized In Step Publishing, I decided that it would be a literary production entity that would involve African- Americans as well as Africans from the continent in every aspect of book production: writers, editors, typesetters, book design and lay-out, advertisers, marketers, and promoters. I invisioned In Step Publishing to be an example of the kind of literary excellence about Africa and African-American culture produced by and for African-Americans ourselves.