Hook Book Events has partnered with A Wider Circle to deliver a new program featuring author events. The Bridge to the Arts (BTTA) program is dedicated to helping individuals and families pursue a new vision for their lives – a vision that does not include poverty – by bridging the cultural divide in Washington, DC. Bridge to the Arts (BTTA) will bring participants to local events ranging from book talks and concerts to theater programs and more. BTTA will also work with A Wider Circle’s Center […]
There’s a book category that’s showing big growth in 2013 but it’s not ebooks. Hardcover book sales in the U.S. are up over 10% through the first eight months of 2013, according to the latest numbers from the Association of American Publishers. At the same time, adult ebook sales are only up 4.8%; all U.S. ebook sales, including children’s and religious ebooks, are down about 5%. Click here to read the entire Forbes.com article!
Three American scholars won the Nobel Prize in economics for pioneering work in financial markets that has transformed portfolio management and asset pricing and launched the study of how emotions affect investment decisions. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Monday honored Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago and Robert Shiller of Yale University, citing their complementary but independent breakthroughs on "empirical analysis of asset prices." The laureates focused on how prices are set for […]
The federal government’s partial shutdown has now entered its second week, and the Greater Washington Board of Trade is warning business leaders to expect the worst. Stalled economic productivity will likely be felt for months, and is particularly dangerous at the start of a new fiscal year because business "can't regain much of that lost productivity," said James Dinegar, president and CEO of the Board of Trade. Click here to read more of the Washington Business Journal article…..
Ingram-funded tech company teams with premier author event organizer to offer e-books with ticket purchase at Honest Tea founder Seth Goldman event. While it may have the word “old” in its name, what’s happening at Old Town Theater in Alexandria, Virginia is anything but archaic. Livrada, in partnership with DC-based Hooks Book Events, is offering a new e-book option to attendees of the September 24 book event featuring Honest Tea co-founder and TeaEO Seth Goldman and his new book, Mission […]
This year’s Long List for the Financial Times Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award is another impressive one. The shortlist will be announced in September, and the winner of the 2013 award will be announced at The Wallace Collection in London on November 18th at a ceremony and dinner attended by top names from the worlds of finance, economics, business, media and publishing. Several extremely timely themes run through this year’s titles, including the legacy of the financial […]
Random House and Penguin completed their planned merger Monday morning, creating the biggest and most powerful book publisher in the world. The new company, called Penguin Random House, will control more than 25 percent of the trade book market in the United States, giving it unmatched leverage against Amazon.com, a growing force in the industry. Click here to read the entire article in The New York Times!
We are pleased to be working with a number of organizations on events for their employees, leadership teams and customers: Apex Home Loans: Montgomery County’s largest independent mortgage banker headquartered in the county. Apex originates residential home loans throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. Baker Tilly: Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP is a full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with you and your business through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. B.F. Saul Company: As […]
World-Renowned Global Health and Social Justice Advocate to Speak at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00pm Hooks Book Events announces a public discussion with Dr. Paul Farmer on his new book, To Repair The World. The author event and book signing will take place at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC, Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Sixth and I website. “We are so pleased […]