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September 7, 2022

Banned Books and the Future of America

Banned books are back in the headlines. It’s not the first instance, nor will it be the last, but this time the heat has turned up in Keller Independent School District outside of Fort Worth, Texas. Historically, banned books hold the connotation of book burning, but Keller Independent School District isn’t resorting to matches.  Instead, they limit access to titles parents and community members deem inappropriate for specific age groups. And of the 40 titles under review, many will be […]
July 6, 2022

Employee Engagement is Out, Employee Thriving is In

The hybrid workplace is here to stay; we can’t deny it. Fall is rapidly approaching and 2023 waves to us on the horizon. But we are struggling to measure how well our employees are fairing during these changes. We often focus on employee engagement to ensure employees are meeting their goals, but an article from the Harvard Business Review has us rethinking this strategy.  Dawn Klinghoffer and Elizabeth McCune pose one vital question in their article, “Why Microsoft Measures Employee Thriving, […]
February 8, 2016

Hooks Book Events Supports New Bridge to the Arts Program with A Wider Circle

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 […]
November 20, 2013

Hardcover Sales Growth Outpacing Ebooks In 2013

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 article!
October 16, 2013

Americans Win Economics Nobel for Market Insights Scholars Fama, Hansen and Shiller Share Award

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 […]
October 9, 2013

Board of Trade: Businesses should brace for lengthy shutdown

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…..
August 21, 2013

Livrada and Hooks Book Events First to Offer E-books at Author Event

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 […]