From Street Lit to Film Deal: Relentless Aaron Keynotes The Essence of Motown Literary Conference

Recognized by Publisher’s Weekly as a “street lit phenomenon” and by ABC World News as “a one-man-marketing machine,” Relentless maintains a healthy blog that always informs and teaches the ins and outs of the publishing industry from a self-publishing perspective, as well as from the vantage point of one author who has created a brand that has been well-received and has earned global status.

The evolution of Relentless Aaron began in his late teens, when he began promoting concerts with Russell Simmons and Tiny Wood, to name a few.

Organizing concert venues, stage/sound/lights, street promotion campaigns and direction overall has gave Relentless the grass-roots tools to move into more traditional operations such as producing and directing The Westchester Talent Competition for 2 years, as well as he built two nightclubs—Fool’s Paradise, in the Bronx & G-Strings in Westchester—before eventually launching SuperStar USA.  Already accustomed to coming up with unheard-of accomplishments, the 20-something went on to produce the SuperStar USA TV Show, a one-hour, weekly variety show that featured videos, live performances and exclusive interviews with the entertainment industry’s biggest stars.

He then crafted a free magazine called “The SuperStar” which road side-by-side with the TV content that was broadcasted in 2 million homes throughout the tri-state area and beyond.

Relentless Aaron’s past experiences, his industry connectivity, his marketing magic and his long list of properties has earned him more than normal acknowledgement in International publications such as The New York TimesTIME magazine and on television and radio, to put it lightly.

He was named “Author of The Year” at the 2007 Book Expo America (AfAm Pavillion), as well as he has earned honors from local organizations including the Beta Alpha Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, as well as the Mount Vernon Public Library and the Leak & Watts school where Relentless periodically shares his theories, methods and progress with disadvantaged youth.

Relentless Aaron’s published works include, PUSH (St. Martin’s Press/Griffin),TRIPLE THREAT (SMP/Griffin), PLATINUM DOLLS (Relentless, LLC), RAPPERS ‘R IN DANGER (Relentless, LLC), THE LAST KINGPIN (SMP/Griffin), SEEMS LIKE YOU’RE READY (SMP/Griffin), SUGAR DADDY (SMP/Griffin), TOPLESS, TO LIVE & DIE IN HARLEM (SMP/Griffin), EXTRA MARITAL AFFAIRS (SMP), LADY FIRST(SMP), DERELICT (G-UNIT), and SINGLE WITH BENEFITS (SMP), releasing in October of this year.

Relentless currently serves on the board of directors for The Harlem Book Fair, he is a contributor to This Is website, and Andrew Morrison’s Small Business Camp, as well as he manages and directs the “Author’s Pavillion” for the Bronner Bros International Hair & Beauty Show in Atlanta.


  • “RELENTLESS AARON IS at the forefront of the Street Lit movement” says The Hollywood Reporter.
  • ”Relentless is a Street-Lit Sensation!” raves the LIBRARY JOURNAL. 
  • The DAILY NEWS says “Readers apparently can’t get enough of Relentless Aaron’s brand of street literature.”
  • Publisher’s Weekly calls Relentless Aaron a “Self-Publishing street-lit phenomenon” 
  • And of course there’s ABC WORLD NEWS: “The books he penned behind prison walls are now breakout hits…he’s now writing a new chapter in the way that authors rise to the top…he is relentless in his drive to succeed…he’s a one-man marketing machine”


Relentless Aaron will be keynote speaker at The Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference from Nov 12th - 13th, 2010

Essence of Motown Literary Conference & Jam
November 12 - 13, 2010
Detroit, Michigan
Nov 12 - 5:30pm to 9pm
The Detroit Impact Center
9930 Greenfield, Detroit, MI 48227 (Nr Plymouth)
Networking, Poetry Performances & More!
Nov 13 - 8am to 6pm
18100 W McNichols, Detroit, MI 48235 (nr Meyers & Outer)
Writing, Publishing & Marketing Workshops, Literary Kidzone, Author & Expert Panels, Publisher Pitches, Social Media Coach Sessions, Manuscript Critiques, Awards Presentations & More!

Nov 13 - 7pm to until
Pub Rub Restaurant
Adams & Woodward 48226

Jazz with Yancyy & Spoken Word Artists. Two Detroit artist bringing music and words to celebrate the written word and an ending to a great affair. $5 entrance charge (separate from Conference fees or a five book donation).

All donations made go to support Pro-Literacy of Detroit & The Detroit Impact Youth Center and Library. Contact us for more information or make a monetary donation byclicking here.
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Detroit, MI 48243

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