Welcome to SmileyBooks.
Welcome to SmileyBooks.
SmileyBooks includes some of the most insightful, thought-provoking authors in the world.
Tavis talks with one half of the pop-soul duo the Righteous Brothers and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Bill Medley.
Tavis talks with veteran broadcaster and Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts.
Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and Elliott Abrams, senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a former national security official in the George W. Bush Administration, offer their differing views on the conflict in Gaza.
Ritu Sharma, co-founder of Women Thrive Worldwide, details the lives of women living in some of the world’s harshest conditions in her new book, “Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe”.
Martin Bucknavage of Penn State University tells us “Five Things You Should Know About…Preparing Food Safely”.
Hakim Bellamy, Albuquerque’s first poet laureate, shares his debut collection of poetry, “Swear”. William B. Taylor, Jr., a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, offers his insight into how the U.S. and the world should respond to the latest developments in that region.
Beth Macy recounts the remarkable tale of one businessman’s battle against imports from in her new book, “Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town”.
Deborah Halber discusses her new book, “The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases”. And Ralph Peterson shares his new project, “ALIVE at Firehouse 12 Vol. 2: Fo’ n Mo’”, presented by the Ralph Peterson Fo’tet Augmented. 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: