Both of these books strongly reflect our publishing mission to empower our readers to become agents of change through the principles of love and service.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2009
Two titles published by SmileyBooks in 2008--Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women 20th Anniversary Edition by Iyanla Vanzant and Hope on A Tightrope: Words & Wisdom by Cornel West--were nominated for NAACP Image Awards. The official announcement of the list of nominees was made at a press conference in Beverly Hills, California on January 7, 2009. The NAACP Image Awards is the nation's premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts. Tapping the Power Within was nominated in the "Outstanding Literary Work-Instructional" category and Hope on a Tightrope was nominated in the "Outstanding Literary Work-Non-fiction" category. Both Tapping the Power Within and Hope on a Tightrope feature an original CD and are Black Expressions Book Club selections.
"We are honored to receive these two nominations from such a legendary organization, especially during its centennial celebration year," said Tavis Smiley, founder and publisher of SmileyBooks, himself a recipient of over a dozen NAACP Image Awards throughout his career in radio, television, print and philanthropy. "Both of these books strongly reflect our publishing mission to empower our readers to become agents of change through the principles of love and service."
SmileyBooks, founded in 2004, is a co-publishing venture with Hay House Inc., an international leader in self-help and motivational publishing, based in Carlsbad, California. A general trade publisher based in New York City, SmileyBooks specializes in quality nonfiction. In 2008, the SmileyBooks title The Covenant in Action, edited by Tavis Smiley, received an NAACP Image Award in the "Outstanding Literary Work-Instructional" category.
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