May 12 – Mike Best and Milli Brown

On the May 12 edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were Mike Best  – COO for Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar and Milli Brown –  CEO of Brown Books Publishing Group

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Mike Best, COO – Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar

Mike Best is the Chief Operating Officer for Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar® (Boston’s), where he has managed the day-to-day operations of the business since 2003.

Prior to his role with the company, Best was the President of MJDesigns, a Dallas-based national arts and crafts retailer, which he joined in 1997 after his role as the Chief Operating Officer of JH Collectibles, a Milwaukee-based retailer of fine women’s apparel.

Best attended St. John’s University in New York where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and he is also a CPA. He has two grown sons and currently resides in Dallas with his wife.

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Phone: (972) 484-9022


Milli Brown, CEO – Brown Books Publishing Group


As a natural born trailblazer with an extensive, high-level business background, author and publisher Milli Brown has made a name for herself as the “entrepreneurial publisher for entrepreneurial authors.” What began over twenty years ago with her recognition of a void in the publishing industry has developed into Brown’s very own namesake publishing house in Dallas, Texas.

Brown Books Publishing Group was the first independent, full service book publisher in the country to give authors what is rightfully theirs: full ownership and rights to their intellectual property.  Considered heresy in the beginning and still a radical divergence from traditional royalty publishing path today, Brown’s successful business model of “relationship publishing” is a collaborative partnership between author and publisher from start to finish.

Brown’s novel approach navigates authors through the publishing cycle from manuscript development and creative design to marketing and public relations, as well as fulfillment and distribution, all while the author retains the rights to their book and profits from its sales.

Brown’s client roster is an impressive who’s who of CEOs, business professionals, media personalities and bestselling author’s from across the country. Many Brown books have received prestigious awards including the Writer’s Digest Grand Prize, the Hollywood Film Festival Opus Magnum Award and the Independent Publisher’s Award.

Phone: (972) 381-0009

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