Welcome to SmileyBooks.
Welcome to SmileyBooks.
SmileyBooks includes some of the most insightful, thought-provoking authors in the world.
Tavis talks with director of the critically acclaimed film Whiplash, Damien Chazelle.
We convene a pair of panels to discuss the topic, Is Free Speech Really Free? In Part One, our panelists are Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, comedian and author Maz Jobrani, and Peter Eliasberg legal direction of the ACLU of Southern California. For Part Two, our guests are comedian and actress Roseanne Barr, KPFK Pacifica radio host Sonali Kolhatkar, and Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Univision anchor Jorge Ramos weighs in on immigration policy; author Michael Connelly and actor Titus Welliver discuss their collaboration on the new Amazon Studios series “Bosch”. Jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon branches out into playwriting with “The Clothesline Muse”; director Damien Chazelle talks about the unexpected success of his low-budget film, “Whiplash”. Listen Now
Tavis Smiley has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Gulfport, Mississippi (PDF).
Enlighten. Encourage. Empower.
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: