Welcome to SmileyBooks.
Welcome to SmileyBooks.
SmileyBooks includes some of the most insightful, thought-provoking authors in the world.
Tavis talks with actress Kristen Stewart about her work in a series of interesting indie films, including Camp X-Ray.
Tavis talks with Grammy winner Annie Lennox in the first of a rich two-part conversation on her five decades in the music business.
Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, looks at America’s broken criminal justice system in his book, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption”. Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California Irvine School of Law, also casts a critical eye in his book, “The Case Against the Supreme Court”.
Dorsey Nunn, executive director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, explains a proposal for an executive order that would ban questions about prior criminal convictions on federal job applications. Filmmaker Justin Simien discusses his new satire, “Dear White People.”
Terrorism expert Louise Shelley of George Mason University shares her new book, “Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism”.
We share excerpts from The Tavis Smiley Foundation’s Town Hall meeting in Philadelphia as part of a four-year initiative, “Ending Poverty: America’s Silent Spaces”.
Jeff Chang, executive director of the Institute for Diversity in Arts at Stanford University, looks at race relations through art in his book. “Who We Be: The Colorization of America”. Ron Magliozzi, associate film curator at the Museum of Modern Art, discusses a new exhibit, “100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History." Listen Now
Tavis Smiley has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Gulfport, Mississippi (PDF).
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Publisher: Tavis Smiley
Founded by media pioneer Tavis Smiley in 2004 as a co-publishing venture with Hay House Inc., SmileyBooks is a general trade book publisher that specializes in quality nonfiction. In 2007, SmileyBooks announced the expansion of its publishing program. Its new vision was anchored by the company's 2007 #7 New York Times best-seller, THE COVENANTIn Action, a companion volume to the 2006 #1 New York Times best-seller, the Covenant with Black America.
A dynamic company dedicated to the new media landscape, SmileyBooks publishes books by authors ranging from established New York Times best sellers to exciting new voices on topics that appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. SmileyBooks titles are published in hardcover, trade paperback, and digital media, offering the widest possible readership and exposure.
In 2011, Peace From Broken Pieces: How To Get Through What You Going Through by Iyanla Vanzant was a #1 New York Times best-seller for the imprint.
SmileyBooks NAACP Image Award nominees include: Tapping the Power Within by Iyanla Vanzant, Hope on a Tightrope and Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud by Cornel West, and Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell.
To empower our readers to achieve their own personal fulfillment and to become agents of change through the principles of love and service.
A Full-Spectrum Publisher
SmileyBooks publishes quality nonfiction works in the following categories: