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Michael Levin

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,, 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 for more.

Entries by Michael Levin

How Do Champions Think? Ask The Guy Who Trains Them

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 1:55 PM

Dr. Bob Rotella is America's leading sports psychologist, having worked with just about every big name athlete in every sport you can imagine. The author of numerous books on golf, he has just published How Champions Think, In Sports And In Life (Simon & Schuster). This is the book for...

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Shoveling While Black: MLB Star Doug Glanville Turns a Bad Experience into a Good Law

(65) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 1:01 PM

You're African American, you're shoveling snow in your own driveway, and a white cop from another jurisdiction pulls up.

Without as much as hello, he asks you if you're trying to make a few bucks for the holidays.

What do you do?
A) Sue for a million dollars.

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(1) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 12:03 PM

Illustration by Holly Nichols
Once upon a time, if you wanted to make it as an artist, you had to be prepared to toil for years in obscurity, perhaps lugging an oversized black portfolio of your work from one gatekeeper...
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Who Needs Conductors, Anyway? Not These Guys

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 12:28 AM

2015-09-17-1442505548-8389843-GrandHarmonieHighResEnsemble.jpgPhotography provided by Nate Butler.

The audience has found their seats in the concert hall, the orchestra has tuned up and sits silently, and then the moment everyone's waiting for suddenly occurs.

A stagehand invisible to the audience opens a side door on the...

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Raising the Bar: John Oliver Reflects on 45 Years Leading the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

(4) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 11:51 AM

The Tanglewood Festival Chorus has known many conductors but only one master. Its founder and sole leader, John Oliver, is stepping down this summer after forty-five years and more than 1,000 performances.

Oliver, for decades a music professor at MIT and the founder of his own twenty-singer chorale, is...

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In the Shadow of Netanyahu's Residence, Women Fast for Peace

(3) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 11:01 AM


Jewish and Palestinian women have begun a joint series of twenty-five-hour and fifty-hour to persuade political leaders to find a nonviolent solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Citing Liberia and Lysistrata, the organizers of reached a breaking point during last summer's war in...

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Seven Years Later: What Exactly Did Rupert Murdoch Do To The Wall Street Journal?

(1) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 11:02 AM

Seven years ago, Rupert Murdoch ended the 105-year-long ownership of the Wall Street Journal by the Bancroft family, when he bought the paper for $5 billion.

Employees, readers, and investors were terrified that Murdoch might turn the Journal into, say, the New York Post, maybe even with half-naked starlets...

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Ashley Madison Hack: What To Tell Your Wife If Your Data's Been Exposed

(2) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 1:59 PM

Hackers have, er, penetrated, a website dedicated to online dating but targeted at married people looking to have affairs.

The hackers were upset, of all things, over the fact that the website won't delete all of your personal information and photos from its hard drive unless you pay a...

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In Controversial Campaign Move, Donald Trump to Buy Puerto Rico

(241) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 1:13 PM

Donald Trump told a large, enthusiastic Keokuk, Iowa audience that he's going to purchase the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in order to resolve its debt crisis and rename it Puerto Trump.

Trump later heatedly denied to reporters that buying Puerto Rico was a way to repair bridges with Latino voters...

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Hey, Jeb and Hillary, "Selfies" Doesn't Mean Self-Absorbed

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 12:41 PM

Don't confuse selfie with selfish.

Most older people look at millennials with their penchant for taking pictures of themselves and assume that the young are far too self-absorbed to care about anything beyond their Facebook timeline.

Kristen Soltis Anderson, a millennial, a pollster, a conservative, and the author of The...

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If the Presidential Election Were Held Tomorrow, I'd Shoot Myself

(132) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 8:30 PM

The most amazing thing happened yesterday.

I ran into a registered Republican who was not running for president.

In case you've just joined us, the Democratic nomination appears to be sewn up by the scandal-surfing Hillary Clinton.

The Republican side is a clown car with no less than sixteen notables...

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Backstage With Boston's Celebrity Series - What It Takes To Make A Season

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 7:17 PM

Bostonians know that one of the greatest purveyors of culture is the Celebrity Series of Boston, offering 45 events a year across 8 venues.

Yo-Yo Ma, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, David Sedaris, and new, lesser-known performers all grace Celebrity Series stages.

So how do you put together all those...

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Friends In High Places at Fenway Park

(5) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 1:18 PM

Took my wife to a day game at Fenway Park yesterday, and there are few things better in life than day baseball. Especially at Fenway.

I'm glancing at the standings on the Green Monster when I notice an error.

The sign has both the Blue Jays and the Red Sox...

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SCOTUS: Wrong From The Start?

(4) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 3:25 PM

From slavery to segregation, from Jim Crow to George Bush, the Supreme Court has been consistently on the wrong side of the law.

The critique comes not from some outraged, isolated blogger, but from one of the most respected voices in Constitutional law: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the UC Irvine...

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Mama Said Knock You Out

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 12:05 AM

Even if you're not a boxing fan, tune in for this column.

It's not so much about boxing.

It's about men.

Men love fights.

We're competitive on an instinctual, visceral level.

And we're also laydowns when it comes to really good marketing.

So when they told us this would be...

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250 Books Later, I Finally Tell Mom's Story

(1) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 3:27 PM

You might ask what took me so long.

My mom, Jenny Graubart, a Holocaust refugee who spent World War II in Havana with her family before entering the United States, finally has her life story inside hard covers.
It only took her son, the author, decades to get...

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Marriage Fantasy Camp Founder Facing Prison Time

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 4:46 PM

The Marriage Fantasy Camp, funded by an astonishingly successful Kickstarter campaign and founded by an unhappily married man attending a New York Mets Fantasy Camp, has collapsed in a series of criminal charges and investor lawsuits.

Alan Lindenman, a Little Neck, New York attorney whose adult children had given him...

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Nothing Wimpy About Jeff Kinney's New Bookstore

(1) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 12:37 PM

Imagine that you are the author of one of the most successful franchises of children's books in publishing history: To date, nine books and three movies, and more to follow. You're happily married, raising your kids in a small New England town. So what do you do next with your...

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Meet Ingrid Nilsen: Becoming a YouTube Sensation and Supporting Women Across the Globe

(3) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 10:10 AM

Ingrid Nilsen's popularity reaches into the millions. She's a top YouTuber -- one of an elite cadre of young video stars whose focus on makeup, fashion, and lifestyle attract a vast audience of girls and young women.

In an interview with HuffPost, Ingrid displayed her belief that beauty is much...

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Elephants Hit the Bricks

(16) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 10:42 AM

"Ringling Bros. Eliminating Iconic Elephant Acts From Performances"
-- Associated Press

"How can I help you?"

"I'm an elephant."

"I can see that."

"I just got notice I'll be out of work."

"What do you for a living?"

"Walk around in a circle. Sometimes I carry a pretty girl...

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