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Michael Levin
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New York Times best selling author Michael Levin is a nationally acclaimed thought leader on the subject of the future of book publishing.

Michael believes that the traditional publishing model is dead, thanks to the long-term foolishness of the major houses and their willful ignorance of new technologies for the marketing and distribution of books.

Levin appeared on ABC's Shark Tank for his ghostwriting company, BusinessGhost, Inc., which has authored more than 120 books. E-Myth creator Michael Gerber says Levin has created more successful books than any human being in history.

He has written with Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, football broadcasting legend Pat Summerall, football stars Chad Hennings and Maurice Jones-Drew, NBA star Doug Christie, and Fox News broadcaster Chris Myers, among many others. He also edited Zig Ziglar’s most recent book, Born To Win.

Michael has contributed to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, Forbes.com, The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and many other top media sources.

He blogs at The Future of Publishing. You can ‘like’ his company's page on Facebook here.

Michael has also launched a free resource for writers on YouTube. Over 200 videos, with Michael Levin, discussing every aspect of fiction and nonfiction writing and publishing. Visit http://www.BooksAreMyBabies.com for more.

Entries by Michael Levin

She Won't Play The Harp While Inner Cities Burn

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 5:20 PM

Angelica Hairston is not content to play the harp while the inner cities burn.

The 23-year-old classically trained musician, currently a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar at the John D. O'Brian African-American Institute Boston's Northeastern University, was studying in Toronto when Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin died.

She realized...

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Dick Cavett: 40 Years Later, Still in a Class By Himself

(2) Comments | Posted April 1, 2016 | 8:58 AM

I first met Dick Cavett 40 years ago, when I was a teenager with my parents at a show on a Sunday afternoon in East Hampton.

I saw him in the lobby and must have gotten all lit up because I pointed him out to my parents. A moment later,...

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Steve Martin Presents: The Greatest Painter You've Never Heard Of

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2016 | 8:37 AM

If I asked you to name the most famous artist born in Canada, you might reply, Celine Dion.

Or if you like hockey, Wayne Gretsky.

How about Lawren Harris?

Yeah, I know.

You've never heard of him.

You're not alone, unless you're a bona fide Canadian, in which case he's...

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At the Boston Ballet Next Week, It's Like Father, Like Son

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2016 | 8:43 AM

Like many young men, Lorca Massine went into his father's business.

Unlike most families, Lorca's father's business was the ballet.

Léonide Massine was one of the world's greatest choreographers, whose art defined dance for most of the 20th century.

Lorca Massine first appeared on stage as a...

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Where Do Fashion and Technology Meet? At Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, of Course

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2016 | 1:44 PM

Fashion designers have always looked to Hollywood to spot trends. Now, they're looking in different places.

Biotech labs. Engineering Departments of universities. Math classrooms.

What does it all mean? The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's new show, #techstyle, demonstrates the new and astonishing connections between fashion and science.

A gown...

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Walter Isaacson: Saving the News Industry in Two Simple (But Not Easy) Steps

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2016 | 11:20 AM

Can the news industry be saved? Yes, in two simple steps, says Walter Isaacson.

Simple but not easy.

Isaacson, Harvard '78, returned in triumph to Cambridge Thursday night to accept the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence, awarded by the Shorenstein Center on Media Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard...

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Splendor In The Bronx - Marty Appel Teaches Young Yankee Fans Pinstripe Pride

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2016 | 12:04 PM

Marty Appel, the Yankee fan's Yankee fan, has been a part of the team's universe for nearly a half a century - or even more if you count his time as a young fan. He had personal contact with all of the legends, from Yogi, Casey, and Mickey to Rizzuto,...

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If Your Kid Eats, Sleeps, And Dreams MaddenMobile, Show Him This Article

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2016 | 1:13 PM

If your teenage son has begged, borrowed, stolen, or simply been gifted a smartphone, chances are he's playing Madden Mobile right now.
The game, one of the most popular downloads in the history of, well, downloads, absorbs young men not just for the realistic football action but because of...

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Boston's Goddess of Compassion Reclaims Her Peaceful Throne

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2016 | 11:25 PM

Rejoice, Boston: your goddess has come home.

One of the least known - and most beloved - works in the collection of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has returned to offer her compassionate gaze to her many followers.

She is a 900-year old wooden Guanyin, a Buddhist bodhisattva...

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Quit Your Job And Become A Fashion Illustrator? Hey, It Worked For Jamel Saliba

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2016 | 12:28 PM

Jamel Saliba, better known to her millions of fans as Melsy, did everything you're not supposed to do when you've got a good, corporate job and a 401(k) and you're still in your mid-twenties.
She quit her job and raided her 401(k) to start a business in, of all...

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Dancing Onegin: "This Ballet Is All About Emotion"

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2016 | 8:36 AM

If the principal dancers in the Boston Ballet's upcoming performances of John Cranko's Onegin seem especially relaxed and comfortable on the Boston Opera House stage, then the audience can take a bow.

That's because Boston isn't Milan.

Two Boston Ballet principal dancers, Petra Conti and Eris Nezha performed...

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The Elgar Enigma: Why Has England's Greatest Symphony All But Vanished?

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2016 | 3:11 PM

America's leading British conductor, Benjamin Zander, is preparing to conduct what he believes to be England's greatest symphony, Elgar's First. Over a cup of English tea in his very English study, he feels... not exactly angry. Slighted might be a better word for it.

"When the symphony had its...

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Warm Up Your New England Winter With Stephen Sondheim, While You Still Can

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2016 | 12:57 PM

There's still time to see Sondheim On Sondheim at the Lyric Stage in Boston's Back Bay, and if you have the slightest love for great theatre, great music, and great performances, get there as fast as you can.

Stephen Sondheim is one of American musical theatre's greatest treasures. Pretty...

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Take A Bow, Razzle Dazzle: A Biography Of Broadway, Second To None

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 8:49 AM

If all the world's a stage, Michael Riedel has captured the backstage stories of Broadway like no one else. Riedel's Razzle Dazzle: The Battle For Broadway (Simon & Schuster) is by far the best, the most thorough, and most fun book ever written about the Great White Way.
Riedel,...

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Ready to Reduce Health Care Costs? Dr. Nussbaum Will See You Now

(2) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 12:05 PM

Eliezer Nussbaum, M.D. is one of America's most respected doctors, having founded the Miller Children's Hospital Pediatric Pulmonary Center at Long Beach Hospital in California and one of the first Pediatric Intensive Care Units in that state. He has just recently released his latest novel, American Greed.

...
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Hey, Hollywood -- Dalton Trumbo Died for Your Sins

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2016 | 8:10 PM

Went to see the movie Trumbo at an actual movie theatre, and it got me wondering what the legendary, blacklisted 1950s-era screenwriter would think of today's Hollywood.

If all he'd seen were the previews for the films preceding the showing of his eponymous biopic, he might never...

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A Girl's First Nutcracker (On Stage!)

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 1:25 PM

A year ago, Elise Beauchemin, a 12-year-old New Hampshire ballet student, emerged from a performance of Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker with tears in her eyes.

"I'll never be a ballerina," she told her mother. "I'm too small."

A year later, that same Elise...

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Remember The Supreme Court? You're One in a Million

(2) Comments | Posted December 11, 2015 | 12:49 PM

With all the talk of Trump's "Yuge!" leads in the polls, the Democrats feeling the Bern, Hillary's emails, and the incredible, shrinking Jeb Bush, we're overlooking one of the most vital aspects of the 2016 Presidential elections.

It's the question of what will happen to the U.S....

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Making Music, Celebrating Mandela: The Soweto Gospel Choir Takes Its Message To The World

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 1:38 PM

It took the Soweto Gospel Choir only a matter of months from its founding in November, 2002 to reach the top of the music world. The group's first album, "Voices Of Heaven," reached number one on Billboard's World Music Chart within three weeks of its U.S. release. The group has...

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Without Elephants and Trapezes, Circa Turns Circus Into an Art Form

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 1:41 PM

Circa is a circus that pushes the boundaries of the art form. In a dozen years, the Australia-based company has performed in 33 countries on six continents. No animals, no trapeze acts, no Beatles music...and yet the group has carved out for itself a unique place in the entertainment world....

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