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Yearly Archives: 2015

BenBella joins the Clone Club

I’m delighted to announce the newest addition to our Smart Pop line–an exciting new book on the philosophy of the hit BBC show Orphan Black!

What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club, by Gregory E. Pence, PhD, explores issues raised in Orphan Black about human cloning, …

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Fun with Pamela Anderson in LA!

This past week, I had the privilege of meeting with brilliant cultural icon and BenBella author Pamela Anderson in Los Angeles! Here we are with Pam’s literary agent, Bill Gladstone:

While we’re putting the finishing touches on Pam’s upcoming book Raw, I’m excited to announce that we will be collaborating with her again soon on a new cookbook,  …

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“12 years of my life were taken from me”

In our criminal justice system today, there are an alarmingly high number of people who are convicted for crimes they did not commit. African American men are disproportionately among the falsely convicted.

This issue is addressed in depth in an upcoming BenBella title, Wrongfully Convicted, Rightfully Committed (Spring 2017). …

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Grandparents, this one’s for you!

In the realm of child-rearing literature, it’s a parent-centric world. That’s not to say that the dozens of parenting guides available to parents-to-be aren’t incredibly valuable, but until now there has been a real lack of attention paid to the tremendously important relationship between a grandparent and their grandchild, particularly in the crucial first year of a child’s life. …

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The forgotten Ali fight that changed sports entertainment

“Inoki can use his bare fists. He can use karate. This is serious. There’s $10 million involved. I wouldn’t pull a fraud on the public. This is real. There’s no plan. The blood. The holds. The pain. Everything is going to be real. I’m not here in this time of my life to come out with some phony action. …

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Beyond Mars and Venus

I’m delighted to announce an upcoming BenBella book–an updated re-telling of an old classic!

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by Dr. John Gray is one of the best selling books of all time, and has been the go-to relationship guide for millions of people around the world since it was originally published in 1992. …

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Do You Talk Funny?

Reluctant public speaker, business consultant, and all-around funnyman David Nihill is teaming up with BenBella to publish his previously self-published book Do You Talk Funny?coming out in March 2016! The book is a guide to speaking in public using humor. In it, readers will learn:

How to craft a story that your audience will want to listen to
How to find the funniest parts of your material and how to get to them faster
How to deal with stage fright, …

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Pamela Anderson gets Raw!

I’m delighted to announce our new project with the brilliant Pamela Anderson.

Her new book, Raw (coming out September 2015), is the product of a collaboration with longtime friend and photographer Emma Dunlavey. It’s a scrapbook-style coffee table book that combines Pam’s writing (handwritten from actual journal entries) and Emma’s photography. There are even layers of paint splatter incorporated into the book that were added by Pam and Emma! …

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“The Path Redefined” author to be featured on upcoming Oxygen show

Congratulations to BenBella author Lauren Maillian, who will mentor contestants on Oxygen’s upcoming Time To Quit Your Day Job:

Aspiring millennials will have the unique opportunity to pitch themselves and their innovative ideas to Randi Zuckerberg, Ido Leffler, Sarah Prevette and Lauren Maillian, who will also serve as mentors to the young professionals. …

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Jessie Borkan is in the house!

At our fall sales conference last week, Deputy Publisher Adrienne Lang (left) and I had the pleasure of meeting with Jessie Borkan (right), our new Manager of Client Services at Perseus Distribution. We’re delighted to be working with you, Jessie! (And that’s Mark Suchomel, President of Client Services, in the upper left—it was great to see you, …

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