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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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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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Raymond Davis discusses ‘The Contractor’ with the New York Times

 On June 27th, we were proud to release Raymond Davis’s highly anticipated book The Contractor. In it, he offers up a firsthand account of the series of events he found himself in which drew international attention and triggered a diplomatic crisis between the US and Pakistan.

Earlier this month, Raymond sat down with Mark Mazzetti from the New York Times for an interview about this exciting new book. …

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How to be happy despite the stress of an ever-present news cycle

The past few weeks alone have produced enough high-stakes news to keep one’s mind busy with worry at nearly all times. It seems that with every hour that goes by, another notification lights up our phone screens with a piece of shocking news— another act of terrorism in Europe, buzz about the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with Russia, …

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BenBella authors’ NYT op-ed: Video games aren’t addictive

Video games get a bad rap. Seen by some as the hobby of the aimless, stereotypically associated with lazy (or, depending on the source or recent current event, violence-proned or addicted) adolescents, the many benefits that video games have to offer are grossly underreported. 

Hence the plight of BenBella authors Patrick Markey and Christopher Ferguson to set the record straight in their new book,  …

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