Welcome to SmileyBooks.
Welcome to SmileyBooks.
SmileyBooks includes some of the most insightful, thought-provoking authors in the world.
Tavis talks with hip-hop visionary Nas about the 20th anniversary of his landmark album, "Illmatic."
Tavis talks with best-selling writer, social critic and activist Barbara Ehrenreich about her latest text, Living with a Wild God.
Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold discusses the peace deal he brokered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in his new role as special envoy to that region. Jesuit priest Father James Martin explores both the humanity and divinity of Jesus Christ in Jesus: A Pilgrimage. Dr. Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer at Cleveland Clinic, joins us with “Five Things You Should Know About…Managing Stress”.
Legendary singer and composer Philip Bailey shares the story of his life and career in his new memoir, Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire. Former Houston mayor Bill White shares his new text, America’s Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse.
Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert examines the shrinking diversity of life on Earth in her new book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks at the recent sharp increase in the nation’s autism rate. Saxophonist Craig Handy shares his new CD, "Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith". 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: