Marcus Bouldin, an author writing under the pseudonym Ali Shakur is also the CEO of ANB House of Royalty, a premier publication company in the urban genre. Marcus began his journey as a writer in 2017. After a year of his first manuscript being looked over by many established publishing companies, Marcus decided he would self-publish his own book. The beginning of 2018, Marcus stepped out on faith and launched ANB House of Royalty and released his first book titled “Loyalty: Episode 1 - The Beginning. With little to no knowledge of how the publishing or author game work, Marcus navigated his way through the trenches, while learning the tricks of the trade. Following the release of “Loyalty: Episode 1, Marcus became determined not to be just another here today and gone tomorrow author or publisher, so he increased his networking ability through social media, traveling and interacting with other independent authors. And soon after, his following began to grow and so did his confidence and motivation to be a successful author with the ability to run a publication company that’s second to none.
Loyalty: Episode 1, is the start of the Loyalty series and is sure to take you on an emotional roller coaster ride. Readers of “Loyalty” have given it 5 stars across the board. Below are a few 5 star reviews from readers. “Amazing book! Definitely worth reading and I recommend everyone to check it out. I can’t wait for the next one!” -Bria “Wow this book is definitely a page turner. It was so realistic, I notice sometimes with books it can seem so unrealistic which I hate! It is definitely a roller coaster ride and keeps you at the edge of your seat ! I would give 10000 stars if I could!!!! Can’t wait for more books!!” -Amazon purchaser “Story was light with a sprinkle of humor. The characters were relatable and easy to like. I found myself secretly wishing success for Zeke and G. I’m intrigued to see what happens next.” -Veronica
UBAWA (Urban Books, Authors, & Writers of America) named Ali Shakur one of top 100 authors of 2018. When asked who are some people he looked up to, his response was “Sean Diddy Combs”. “I’ve always admired how Diddy conduct his business. Rather it be Bad Boy Entertainment, Ciroc, Sean John or whatever it is. His no nonsense approach to handling his business and getting deals done to grow his portfolio is truly astonishing. I want ANB House of Royalty to be what Sean Enterprise is to Diddy. An umbrella of different ventures. Most successful people have a quote that motivates them more than any other quote. When Marcus was asked what his go to quote is, he replied, “Are you the same animal, but a different beast?” The meaning behind it he says, depends on how the person views it; it can mean something different to each person. For him it means stay true to who you are, but understand that you must transform yourself into a beast to accomplish goals and overcome any obstacles. Well alrighty then Mr. Bouldin! With momentum on his side, Marcus Bouldin aka Ali Shakur is rolling full steam ahead with no clear sign of him stopping. And I’m glad I’m here for all of it!
About his book
Ezekiel Miller is heading to Howard University on a full academic scholarship. Not wanting to leave his best friend Gabriel behind, he convinces G to leave their hometown of Lake Shore and move to Washington D.C in hopes he can figure out his own niche in life. Everything seems to be flowing perfectly for the friends. But once the two agrees to do a favor for neighborhood friend, Zeke & G finds themselves in the midst of an unforgiving and ruthless businessman, Hugo De La Cruz What once seemed like a promising future for Zeke, quickly shifts to being a nightmare as he now must pledge his loyalty to Hugo, or lose everything. Even his life! How far are you willing to go to prove your loyalty? Decisions will be made and lives will be changed. Forever!
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