Welcome to SmileyBooks.
Welcome to SmileyBooks.
SmileyBooks includes some of the most insightful, thought-provoking authors in the world.
Tavis talks with legendary actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno about her candid autobiography and seven decades in show business.
Tavis talks with Mikhail Baryshnikov, considered one of the greatest dancers of his generation.
Retired Marine Corps Gen. Tony Zinni discusses his new book, “Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win or Lose Off the Battlefield”. Tavis discusses his new book, “Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year”, with radio host Terrence McNally.
Brazilian musician Sérgio Mendes shares his latest CD, “Magic”. Amadou Sy, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, explores the economic impact of the Ebola virus. Book editor Erika DeSimone shares a new poetry collection, “Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century”.
Kimberly Palmer, senior money editor at US News & World Report, tells us “Five Things You Should Know About…Turning a Side Job Into a Full-Time Job”. And director John Lucas and Richard “Poochie” Roderick discuss the new documentary, “The Cooler Bandits”. 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: