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


It’s always nice to have someone say kind words about you and your work, but just in this past month, Hooks Book Events has received two wonderful endorsements from clients that we believe capture the essence of our work.  We believe our clients can say it better than we can and we appreciate their taking out the time to share their thoughts. See below! Noblis Executive “I was one of the attendees at today’s workshop with Dan Pink. It was […]
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 […]
June 11, 2013

Indie Bookstores!

Hooks Book Events is a firm believer in the independent bookstore and from the start we’ve partnered with indie stores.  We currently work with Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington DC, The Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, MA and Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN all of which are integral and important parts of their communities – more so than we even imagined!  Do you know how much money stays in your community when you spend $100? At a locally owned […]
June 3, 2013

Seth Kahan and Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

HBE has the pleasure of working with Seth Kahan on his second book, Getting Innovation Right: How Leaders Leverage Inflection Points to Drive Success.  Seth helps leaders on large scale change and innovation and he has spoken at numerous events for HBE clients this spring.  In addition to being a great speaker, Seth also “gives back” and he serves on the board of the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind.  CLB is holding an event to celebrate Seth’s new book – […]