Welcome to SmileyBooks.
Welcome to SmileyBooks.
SmileyBooks includes some of the most insightful, thought-provoking authors in the world.
Tavis talks with 10-time Grammy-winning musician, songwriter, actor and Harvard law school grad Rubén Blades.
Tavis talks with Bhaskar Sunkara, whose new magazine, Jacobin, is dedicated to shaking up the status quo.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) discusses criminal justice reform legislation he introduced with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY.). Eric Liu, a former speechwriter and domestic policy advisor to Bill Clinton, shares his new memoir, “A Chinaman’s Chance: One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American Dream”. Career and HR expert Vicki Salemi has “Five Things You Should Know About… Job Interviews”.
Freda Payne shares her latest album, “Come Back To Me Love”. Billionaire entrepreneur Nick Hanauer ponders America’s income inequality crisis.
Alma J. Powell, chair of America’s Promise Alliance, discusses their new report on high school graduation rates, “Don’t Call Them Dropouts”. African-American NASCAR champion Darrell Wallace, Jr. discusses his experiences on and off the track. And guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd shares his latest CD, “Goin’ Home”. 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: