Hooks Book Events prides itself on creating relevant and thought-provoking author events for clients, and on knowing which books are going to be the best and the most talked about. With hundreds of thousands of new books published every year (2,500 books each day, by some estimates), it can be extremely challenging to sort through and find the right book for the right client at the right time. Fortunately, that is exactly what HBE is set up to do and does so well.
HBE clients shouldn’t be surprised when an author they have just hosted at an event turns up in the news – quoted in print in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal or The New York Times, interviewed online on the Huffington Post or on national television onThe Daily Show, The Colbert Report, NPR, or CNN.
“We are pleased to bring our clients thought leaders with new books hot off the presses; this is a real benefit for the employees and guests of our clients,” says HBE CEO Perry Hooks. “It is a thrill to host an author, then see him or her interviewed by Jon Stewart the same week!”
For instance, Julia Flynn Siler, who is coming to DC for an HBE private event on March 8 to discuss her new book, Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America’s First Imperial Adventure, was interviewed on NPR last weekend:“How Sugar Brought An End to Hawaii’s Nationhood.” Julia is currently working on another piece about Hawaii’s history; keep checking our site for the link!
Another notable recent example is David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general and author of Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility. Walker, who has spoken at numerous HBE client events in DC, California and New York over the past 18 months, is being touted as a 2012 third-party presidential candidate by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.
“How great would it be,” Friedman asks, “to have presidential debates in which a smart independent like Walker was in the middle to challenge both sides and offer sensible solutions?” “An “anointing” by Tom Friedman can not be all bad!” Hooks observes.
Hooks Book Events is proud to bring its clients the right new books and ideas for their clients, to give them access to the nation’s preeminent thought leaders discussing the most current, important topics, and to do so consistently, time and time again.