TONY ROSE, PUBLISHER/CEO, AMBER COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC. & 2013 44TH ANNUAL NAACP IMAGE AWARDS RECIPIENT FOR LITERATURE RECEIVES “A PROCLAMATION”

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At Phoenix City Hall, Adora Lewis, Special Advisor to the Mayor of Phoenix, AZ, presented “A Proclamation” from the City of Phoenix and the Office of the Mayor, to Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO of Amber Communications Group, Inc.  At the bottom of the “Proclamation” it reads:
“WHEREAS, Tony Rose, Publisher and Amber Books in their Fifteenth Year of being based in Phoenix, AZ, were announced as the winners of the NAACP Image Award for Literature – “Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens” for the title, Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue With America’s Young Leaders” by Gregory J. Reed, Esq. (Amber Books), at the 2013 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards Show, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, on February 1, 2013.
THEREFORE, I, Greg Stanton, The Mayor of the City of Phoenix, Arizona hereby proclaim February 22, 2013 to be TONY ROSE AND AMBER BOOKS DAY in the City of Phoenix and ask all citizens to recognize this very special day. Signed, Greg Stanton, Mayor.
With Tony Rose and Adora Lewis at Phoenix City Hall were his wife, Yvonne Rose, Associate Publisher of Amber Communications Group, Inc. and his mother, Mrs. Muriel Waller of Roxbury, MA and Phoenix, AZ.
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A PROCLAMATION
TONY ROSE AND AMBER BOOKS

Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc.

WHEREAS   –   Tony Rose was born in Roxbury, (Boston) Massachusetts, raised in the Whittier Street Housing Projects, was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force after serving in the Vietnam War, and attended the University of Massachusetts and the University of California in Los Angeles.  He was employed as a production assistant at the Burbank Studios (Warner Brothers and Columbia Pictures), in the Accounting and Sales division at Warner/Electra/Atlantic Records (WEA), an Accounts Representative at Warren Lanier Public Relations and as an A&R Representative at RCA Records
WHEREAS   –   Tony Rose returned to Boston and along with Maurice Starr became the primary architect of that, which in the late “70’s” and “80’s” would be called “The Boston Black Music Scene” a movement that would lead to the discovery of the international blockbusters, “Prince Charles and the City Beat Band”, “The Jonzun Crew”, “New Edition” and “New Kids On The Block”.  Tony Rose in the “80’s” held Record Production deals with Virgin Records, Atlantic Records and Pavilion / CBS/Sony Records.
WHEREAS   –   Tony Rose formed and based Amber Books, the nation’s largest African American Publisher of Self-Help Books, in Phoenix, AZ on January 2nd, 1998 and published it’s first title Is Modeling for You? The Handbook and Guide for the Young Aspiring Black Model by Yvonne Rose and Tony Rose, January 29th, 1998
WHEREAS   –   Tony Rose and Amber Books in May, 2000, became the first African American Independent Publisher to ink a multi-year, Co-Publishing/Imprint deal (Amber/Wiley Books) with a major book publisher (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), publishing titles such as: The African American Woman’s Guide to Successful Make Up and Skin Care and many more titles from 2000 – 2007.
WHEREAS   –   Tony Rose incorporated Amber Communications Group, Inc. in 2001 and formed imprints that include: the award winning Amber Books – Self-Help 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 Quality Press – The nation’s largest African American Book Packaging Company, and has successfully  negotiated numerous world-wide partnerships, licensing and eBook licensing deals for Amber Communications Group, Inc. in the United States, South Africa, Canada, Europe and Asia.
WHEREAS   –   Tony Rose and Amber Books, in their Fifteenth Year of being based in Phoenix, AZ, were announced as the winners of the NAACP Image Award for Literature – “Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens” for the title, Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue With America’s Young Leaders by Gregory J. Reed, Esq. (Amber Books), at the 2013 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards Show, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, on February 1, 2013.
THEREFORE, I, Greg Stanton, The Mayor of the City of Phoenix, Arizona hereby proclaim February 22, 2013 to be TONY ROSE AND AMBER BOOKS DAY in the City of Phoenix and ask all citizens to recognize this very special day. Signed, Greg Stanton, Mayor.
IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA.

Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO

Amber Communications Group, Inc.,

1334 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 5-D67, Phoenix, AZ 85048

602-743-7211

amberbk@aol.com

WWW.AMBERBOOKS.COM

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