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Category Archives: BenBella News

BenBella Hires Former Rizzoli Associate Publisher to Lead Smart Pop Imprint

BenBella has hired Robb Pearlman as Editor-in-Chief of its pop-culture imprint, Smart Pop Books.
 
Robb joins BenBella from Rizzoli, where he was an Associate Publisher.
 
Over his career, Robb has led the revitalization of publishing and merchandising programs for classic characters including Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, managed book-to-film rights for front and backlist titles, …

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BenBella Hires Former Wiley SVP to Lead New Imprint

Matt Holt has been hired by BenBella Books as Editor in Chief of the new BenBella imprint, Matt Holt Books. Holt was previously Senior Vice President and Executive Publisher at John Wiley & Sons, where he oversaw a team of 85 staff. Over Holt’s 27-year career, he’s acquired over 1,000 titles and published 10,000 titles including: Jon Gordon’s Energy Bus, …

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5 New Books to to Help Kickstart Your Entrepreneurial Dreams

November is National Entrepreneurship Month, a time to celebrate the risk-takers, problem-solvers, and innovation-makers who boldly go into the unknown, whose courage and determination to turn their ideas into real progress make up the backbone of our economy and our future.

To celebrate, we’ll be sharing tips, tools, resources, and deals across our platforms all month, …

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BenBella Launched a Publishing Podcast!

  

We’re so excited to share a new initiative we recently launched here at BenBella: a podcast! It’s called Building Books and it’s a book publishing podcast for anyone who wants to learn how the process works. Our publisher, Glenn Yeffeth, is the host, and every week he dives into topics in the book publishing world via conversations with industry professionals and authors. …

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BookExpo America 2018 Highlights

Last week, a group of BenBella staff traveled from all over the country (Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, St. Paul, and Kansas City) to attend BookExpo America at the Javits Center in NYC.

BenBella is a remote company, so quality team-building time is rare and valuable. We spent the week catching up with each other on projects and goals, …

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The King of Con visits Dallas

BenBella author Tom Giacomaro paid us a visit at our Dallas office recently. Tom’s book, The King of Con, is the true story of his remarkable life: he’s a smart, streetwise Jersey boy who talked his way to the top and became richer and more successful than his wildest dreams. From working with the mob to working with the FBI, …

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Star-studded launch party for ‘The Improv’

More exciting things to share about The Improv: An Oral History of the Comedy Club that Revolutionized Stand-Up, which was released on September 19th: photos from a star-studded launch party! 

The Improv is about the legendary comedy club of the same name opened by Budd Friedman, and features interviews with hosts of famous comedians (and Improv alumni) including Jay Leno, …

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‘The Improv’ featured on The Tonight Show

The Improv: An Oral History of the Comedy Club that Revolutionized Stand-Up, released on September 19th, is about the legendary comedy club opened by Budd Friedman. From the microphone to the iconic brick wall, the Improv has been the launching pad for practically every major name in American comedy over the last five-plus decades.
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Lunch with new BenBella author Steve Mariotti

I had the privilege of meeting one of BenBella’s newest authors, Steve Mariotti, for lunch recently. Steve is widely considered one of the leading experts on entrepreneurship education for low-income youth and is a prominent global advocate for both entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship education. He is the founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a nonprofit foundation that provides entrepreneurship education to at-risk youth around the world. …

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Questioning the Certainty of ‘Making a Murderer’

The Netflix series Making a Murderer was a huge hit, with over 19 million viewers in the US in its first 35 days. The series presented a clear argument: Steven Avery—a man who had been falsely imprisoned for almost 20 years on a rape charge—was once again let down by the criminal justice system, …

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