Welcome to SmileyBooks.
Welcome to SmileyBooks.
SmileyBooks includes some of the most insightful, thought-provoking authors in the world.
Tavis talks with pioneering comedienne and best-selling author Joan Rivers about her latest text, Diary of a Mad Diva.
Darnell Hunt, director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, examines Hollywood’s diversity gap. Journalist Carlos Harrison tells the tale of Mexican American war heroes from one street in Illinois. Sharon Epperson of CNBC has tips on saving for retirement.
Dan Tynan, a columnist for Yahoo! Tech, helps us understand how Internet video set-top devices work and the differences between them. Baseball all-star Willie Randolph shares his memoir.
Advertising executives Eugene Morris, McGhee Osse and Carol H. Williams discuss the decline of Black-owned ad agencies. Renowned bassist Nathan East discusses his first solo album. 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: