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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

I Know It Just Feeds His Narcissism, But I Have To Write About Weiner Anyway

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2016 | 3:08 PM

"Weiner" is three things.
Anthony Weiner is a former congressman who resigned his House seat in disgrace after being caught tweeting photos of his genitals to various women not his wife.
Weiner is a brilliant, riveting new documentary about his failed mayoral campaign, in which we find...

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Rosanna Pansino: The YouTube "Nerd" Baker With a Billion Views (And A New Cookbook)

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2016 | 5:32 PM

Five years ago, Rosanna Pansino was just a face in the crowd in Hollywood. Now she's one of the most recognizable faces on YouTube, where 6 million people - many of whom are young girls - subscribe to her Nerdy Nummies baking channel.

Her channel has attracted more than a...

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The Firebird, Plus Ballet, Is Coming To Boston, So Get Your Flame-Retardant Formalwear Ready

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2016 | 11:40 AM

Stravinsky's The Firebird was originally written as a full-length evening of ballet, and that's how it was performed at its highly successful 1910 debut with the Paris Ballet.
You don't see a lot of full-on Firebirds because Igor Stravinsky, never one to skimp on numbers, composed The Firebird for...

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Heather Vogel Frederick: Charlotte Bronte For The Internet Age

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 6:40 AM

Heather Vogel Frederick is the Charlotte Bronte of our times. She writes big books that make girls fall in love with reading, and many of those girls fall in love with writing, too.

Frederick, author of the seven-volume Mother-Daughter Book Club series, of which Mother-Daughter Book Camp, the final...

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If You Think Jeff Kinney Builds Monuments To Himself, You Clearly Don't Know Jeff Kinney

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2016 | 6:40 PM

Okay, class. Let's start with a pop quiz. Ready?
Jeff Kinney, author of the wildly successful and beloved Diary of A Wimpy Kid, uses imagery from what wildly successful and beloved children's book series in the Plainville, Massachusetts bookstore he built?
A) Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

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Emily Davidson: Making It In Early Music Takes Guts...And Gut Strings

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2016 | 10:39 AM

Emily Davidson has everything a musician needs to make it as a world-class soloist -- the drive, the talent, and the charisma that musicians need to attract a following.

"I just couldn't do it," Davidson says, over coffee in Somerville, Massachusetts. "I'd be playing a Dvorak concerto...

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The Concert of a Lifetime, Or a Lifetime Movie? You Make the Call

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 2:54 PM

Admittedly, the story sounds like a sentimental Lifetime movie that could have been better if the two protagonists fell in love.

But at least they are making beautiful music together, so that counts for something.

Here's the plot:

Nadir Aslam, an early music violinist in Manhattan,...

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Is Boston Ballet the Best Ballet Company in America?

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 4:46 PM

It's hard to rank dance companies. Different ensembles have different objectives, different audiences, different strengths, different constraints.
That said, there is a strong case to be made that Boston Ballet, under the direction of Mikko Nissinen, has not so stealthily ascended to the supreme position of American ballet...

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How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? If You're a Kid, Call Ben Zander

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 5:42 PM

You're a kid.

You've been playing violin, or oboe, or flute, or whatever, since third grade.

Somehow, you enter the orbit of a conductor named Ben Zander.

And everything changes.

I mean, everything.

Ben Zander, 77 years young, conducts the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Youth...

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Modesta Viktorious: The World's First "Bionic Pop Star" Keeps Scaling New Heights

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 10:15 AM

Never say "No, you can't" to Viktoria Modesta.
The world's first self-described "bionic pop star" will prove you wrong before you can even finish the admonition.
VM, as fans know her, combines elements the world has never thought of in a
single sentence, or in a single...

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At Boston's MFA, If You Can't Bring The Kid To The Museum...

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 6:22 PM

While museums enjoy great goodwill in today's world, they also face huge struggles. Why travel to a museum when you can see pretty much every piece of art somewhere online?
And how do you keep museums from being elitist, country club-type institutions, unavailable to people without the traditional means...

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Great Art Goes "Off the Wall" At the Gardner... But Not for Long

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 4:19 PM

Love art? Then run, don't walk to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum by August 28. The artistic equivalent of Haley's Comet is on view, and like the great comet, once it's gone, it's not coming back anytime soon.

Isabella Stewart Gardner inherited a large fortune in the late nineteenth...

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Dude Perfect Takes Their Game to a Higher Level

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 12:28 AM

If your kids don't know Dude Perfect, they should. They are the best source of good, clean fun on the internet, and now they have taken their trick shots, caricatures, and all-around good times to TV.

Dude Perfect consists of five best friends who graduated from Texas A&M within the...

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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

(3) 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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