"A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read."
Robert M. Tobiassen, Former TTB Chief Counsel, Treasury Deparment
"As a senior executive in Federal Government, the perfect briefing was hearing the key points from the expert, having the opportunity to ask the expert a few clarifying questions, and taking away a detailed briefing book that provided the full picture. The author presentations organized by Hooks Book Events that I attended at the Treasury Executive Institute always met this same goal. The author was the expert in the field or on the topic, could answer questions succinctly and pointedly, and the book we took with us functioned like the detailed briefing books. The model worked great."
Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour/VAI Consulting and Training, LLC, author of Zero to Breakthrough: The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter
"Transformative. Hooks Book Events creates a space that encompasses innovation, leadership and professionalism all at the same time. It was awesome to work with a team that was getting my book into organizations on a large scale, while also providing the organizations with information or training they might otherwise not have received. HBE creates a win for everyone, every time!"
Martha W. McGrath/Principal, MW Marketing, LLC
"I was introduced to Hooks Book Events (HBE) by an experienced author and internationally-recognized expert speaker. The consequential partnership that has developed with the HBE team has been beneficial, creative, and enjoyable for me and for my clients, personally and professionally. Why? It’s simple—we have the same goals for event development and delivery--customer service, attendee experience, and successful results. We have collaborated to identify speakers, topics, and books that were selected to increase the educational value and program content for a number of information technology, cybersecurity, and executive management events in the DC area. In addition to timely and reliable service, HBE offers broad knowledge of exciting new publications on a range of subjects, as well as candid feedback on speaker skills and best fit for specific program types and venues. It is my pleasure to rely on their staff expertise and professionalism today and into the future."
William D. Eggers/Global Director, Public Sector Industry, Deloitte Research, author of If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done in Government
"I love working with Hooks Books. You have created an amazing innovation that connects big thinkers to thousands of people responsible for getting big things done."
Andrew Winston, author of Green Recovery and Green to Gold
"Hooks Book Events creates really interesting events around ideas and authors. They gather influential groups around the D.C. Area (and beyond) to hear the latest thinking from thought leaders and authors on a huge range of topics. As a writer, I really appreciate the audiences they assemble and the professional approach."
PublicAffairs — Whitney Peeling, Former Director of Publicity
"A day planned by Hooks Books is the equivalent of a national media hit. One day in their hands often means hundreds and hundreds (or many more) books sold, and always means a well-planned and well-promoted visit to Washington, DC. Every author should be so lucky as to be awarded a date in their calendar."
Bob Deans, co-author of Clean Energy Common Sense: An American Call to Action on Global Climate Change
"Hooks Book Events is terrific. They did the sales for our launch at the National Press Club and struck just the right tone – businesslike and purposeful, fun and engaged. They took care of the stock, the sales and the break down afterwards. All I did was show up – Hooks Book Events did the rest. When it comes to running a first-rate Washington book event, the folks at Hooks Books are the pros."
Armstrong Frankin — Shira Harrington, Managing Director
"I have been absolutely thrilled with the speakers provided by Hooks Book Events! As the program chair for the HR Leadership Forum (HRLF), a membership organization serving HR executives, I have purposed to present a slate of presenters who would inspire and engage these senior level strategists. Both of the authors provided by Perry and Loretta have done just that. In fact, I have received outstanding comments from our members after both recent events including the following:
Diane MacEachern, author of Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World
"Perry Hooks can’t be beat when you need someone to organize an author event. She’s a real pro at building a crowd, generating publicity, and selling books. I’ve been the beneficiary of her expertise as an author myself. I’ve also seen her prowess at work at SRO events for Nobel Prize winner Muhammed Yunus and mega author Malcolm Gladwell. If you want book sales as well as buzz, look no further than Perry Hooks."
Greater Washington Board of Trade — Jim Dinegar, President and CEO
"We are VERY excited to host the event with Bill Gates Sr. at the end of April. Hooks Book Events is making April a wonderful month because you are bringing us the fabulous Cokie Roberts, too! I still hear good things about our night with the Animal Spirits authors, Nobel Prize Winner George Akerlof and Yale Professor Dr. Bob Shiller. That is the right caliber speaker and, as word spreads, we will drive more and more people to purchase their books and know of your firm. Thanks for this opportunity to work together. I am excited about things."
The Grameen Foundation — Alex Counts, President
"The Treasury Department event went incredibly well. Thanks on working out such a great event for us."
Newsweek — Evan Thomas, Washington Bureau Chief
"I can’t think of anyone more competent at putting on a book and author event than Perry Hooks. She is resourceful, well-organized, and efficient, and she does it all with good cheer."
Noblis — H. Gilbert Miller, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer
"Hooks Book Events identifies and invites potential speakers, then facilitates and executes the event ….We are pleased to be a partner with HBE in delivering a fuel of new ideas and perspectives to the Noblis innovation engine."
Daniel H. Pink — NY Times bestselling author: Free Agent Nation, A Whole New Mind, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko, DRIVE
"Working with Hooks Book Events has been a joy. Perry and Loretta are passionate book people who are also incredibly savvy about sales and marketing. That’s a rare combination, and it’s why every author can benefit from enlisting their talents. If you’ve got a book to sell, you want them on your team."
Princeton University Press — Andrew DeSio, Publicity Manager
"HBE is perhaps the best bookselling and author event group in the Washington DC area. They have arranged numerous events that have greatly increased the visibility of our authors among US Government and business groups. Smart, efficient, dependable and professional, HBE is an innovative company….when planning a book tour through DC, HBE should be your first stop!"
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