July 9, 2013

Employee Engagement Does More than Boost Productivity

What we do at HBE! Help organizations engage employees with Mission! It works!! Click here to read more…..
July 3, 2013

Featured Author: Sheila Bair with Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself

Click here to register! Sheila Bair is the former Chairman of the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation). She has been covered—and lauded—everywhere from The New Yorker to The Washington Post to The Wall Street Journal, and in 2008 and 2009 Forbes named her the second most powerful woman in the world. Prior to assuming her post at the FDIC, Bair served as assistant secretary for financial institutions at the US Department of the Treasury and as senior vice president for […]
July 2, 2013

Loretta’s Favorite Past Time

On vacation, jigsaw puzzles are a favorite past time, but even then books are never far away!  I was surprised to note that I have not read six of these books.  I will now add to my summer reading list and pick up a couple at  A Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Vineyard Haven. Happy 4th to all! – Loretta
July 1, 2013

Merger of Penguin and Random House Is Completed

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, a growing force in the industry.  Click here to read the entire article in The New York Times!
June 20, 2013

Featured Author: Pamela Ryckman with Stiletto Network: Inside the Women’s Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business

Pamela Ryckman has written for The New York Times, Financial Times,, International Herald Tribune, The New York Observer, and The New York Sun, among other publications. Prior to becoming a journalist, she performed strategy work for Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. About Stiletto Network:  Inside the Women’s Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business More women are running major companies than ever before. While still far too few in number, these female heads of industry are the […]
June 19, 2013

Hooks Book Events Welcomes New Clients

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 […]
June 18, 2013

BEA 2013

“Writers and readers are two poles, apart from each other,” he said. “And you, ladies and gentlemen, are the electricity that connects us.” — Wally Lamb, BEA 2013 BEA 2013! Another whirlwind trip to NYC at the Javits Center in late May.  This year we were traveling with a small entourage of young friends wanting to learn more about the world of publishing as well as our digital book pals from Livrada in California! (  We had a great time connecting with old […]