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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

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

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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 WomenWagePeace.org.il 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 AshleyMadison.com, 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

(228) 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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'Zero to One' by Peter Thiel

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 11:31 AM

There's a reason why Peter Thiel and his merry band of "PayPal Mafia" members have created seven companies worth a billion dollars each, including PayPal, SpaceX, YouTube, and a few others you may never have heard of. Ever wonder what makes a guy like that so smart?

You can...

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#StopTerrorPorn

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 2:45 PM

Why do the major television networks - CNN, Fox News, and so on - allow themselves to be used as recruiting tools for terror networks?

Why do they permit themselves to carry messages for the worst people on the planet?

Because terror is big bucks for the news media, I...

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Ailey Dancers and the Kids With Disabilities: "If A Finger Can Move, They're a Part of It"

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 3:58 PM

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Photo courtesy of Alvin Ailey Kennedy Day School. Photo by Robert Torres Photography.

On a recent Friday afternoon, the people who can move the most freely came to visit the people who can move the least.

Three dancers from the...

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Dude Perfect: Come for the Trick Shots and Stereotype Videos; Stay for the Message of Faith

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 5:54 PM

Dude Perfect, five buddies who recently graduated Texas A&M, have become one of the hottest sensations on the Internet for their trick shot and "stereotype" videos. They've done videos with Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll, among other sports stars, and have gotten product placement deals with Gatorade, car...

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