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Augustus Publisher's CEO Anthony Whyte

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Born Anthony Augustus Whyte and grew up in the Bronx, Anthony Whyte attended UMD. He graduated from Lehman College and was a former military personnel. Whyte worked at ACS child welfare investigator/caseworker. He was always writing. First he did poetry as a child then magazines as a teenage to adulthood. Next came short stories. While taking writing classes at NYUSCE, Whyte met Susan Shapiro and became a full time member of the Tuesday Night Workshop. He wrote Ghetto Falsehoods in 1996. Hip Hop Literature was alive, and Anthony Whyte became Hip Hop Lit, penning several tomes (thirteen) under his own label Augustus Publishing. Formed in 2005 with business partner, Jason Claiborne, the independent publishing house has flourished in a sea of literature where others have drowned. Whyte places this success squarely on the shoulders of being original. The company boasts several titles and includes imprints, Vibe Books and Uptown Books. Both offer nonfiction titles. A health and fitness writer, Whyte is also editor-at-large for Heart & Soul magazine.