Welcome to SmileyBooks.
Welcome to SmileyBooks.
SmileyBooks includes some of the most insightful, thought-provoking authors in the world.
Tavis talks with the iconic Joni Mitchell about her music career, from her coffee house days to playing some of the biggest venues in the world.
Tavis talks with Grammy-winning superstar Mary J. Blige about her new CD, "The London Sessions," featuring duets with a host of young British talent.
Tavis talks with Broadway favorite, Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth, about her new CD, "Coming Home," and her TV special.
Former NYC schools chancellor Joel Klein shares tips on restructuring education in his new book, “Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools”.
We’ll have part two of our conversation with legendary TV producer Norman Lear. Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin discusses “Sharon Isbin: Troubadour”, a public television documentary on her life and career.
Rona Peligal of Human Rights Watch offers an update on the kidnappings of more than 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
Comedian Ruby Wax shares her campaign to end the stigma of mental illness with her new book, “Sane New World: A User’s Guide to the Normal-Crazy Mind”.
Personal chef Jamika Pessoa has “Five Things You Should Know About… Preparing for Thanksgiving”.
And husband-and-wife filmmakers Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman tackle the subject of health care access in their new documentary, “Remote Area Medical”. 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: