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.
Economist Jeffrey Sachs analyzes President Obama’s State of the Union speech and looks back on the anniversary of the 2010 Citizens United decision. American Bar Association president-elect Paulette Brown explores implicit bias among law enforcement officers. Benedict Cumberbatch discusses his Oscar-nominated performance in “The Imitation Game”.
Director Ava DuVernay talks about the controversy surrounding her film, “Selma”. Sir Patrick Stewart discusses his starring role as a Juilliard dance instructor in the new independent film “Match”. 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: