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 COVENANT In 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.

SmileyBooks Mission
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:

  • Advocacy, Autobiography, Self-Help
  • Education, Memoir, Inspiration
  • Politics, Psychology, Health, Business

SmileyBooks includes some of the most insightful, thought-provoking authors in the world.

SmileyBooks includes some of the most insightful, thought-provoking authors in the world.

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