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Yearly Archives: 2015

My Favorite Real Housewife of NJ!


I was thrilled to join Jacqueline and Chris Laurita, authors of the upcoming BenBella title Defy Expectations, for dinner last week.

Their memoir gives a frank and personal account of raising a child with autism while living in the spotlight.

It was great to see you, …

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New author Tonya Craft visits BenBella!

The BenBella staff was delighed to meet Tonya Craft today, author of the upcoming memoir Accused: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and the Strength to Forgive, which will hit shelves in September.

Pictured here is Jessika, Natalie, Brittney, Vy, Alicia, Tonya, me, Jennifer, and Sarah.

Thank you for making the trip, …

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Do You Want Your Book to Earn Out ?

Michael Shatzkin reveals an interesting statistic here – large publishers estimate that they spend between 36 to 42% of their revenues on royalties (including both advances and royalties). This shows that publishers, as a percentage of revenue, pay a lot more to authors that don’t earn out than those that do.

How much more? …

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Fun with Authors

Earlier this month, I had the great pleasure of heading out to Mill Valley to visit with the amazing authors two upcoming books. Beyond Mars and Venus, a revisiting of John Gray’s iconic Mars/Venus paradigm, will be written by John Gray, Warren Farrell, and Marc Gafni. The Boy Crisis, …

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T. Colin Campbell visits BenBella!

BenBella was excited to welcome Colin Campbell, coauthor of The China Study and Whole, who visited our office today! He was greeted by some familiar faces and a lot of new ones.

Pictured here is Lindsay, Cameron, Monica, Sarah, Aida, Me, Colin, Vy, Jessika, Jordynn, and Alicia.

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Billionaire philanthropist shares her model for ethical business

2015 is off to a great start at BenBella, and one of our many exciting upcoming books is The Doing Good Model by Shari Arison.

Ranked by Forbes as one of the most powerful women in the world, Shari is an American-Israeli businesswoman, philanthropist, and owner of the Arison Group—an international company that stays true to Shari’s vision of “valuing people and planet alongside profit.”

In her previous bestseller, …

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