Streaming the Book Fair, Olympic-Style

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According to a report in the New York Times, PBS will be live-streaming the Miami Book Fair at Dade College later this month. Representatives at PBS cite a strong correlation between public television watchers and book consumers, and will be working with the festival to broadcast “Olympic-style coverage” of author events, panels, and interviews. Is it genius to target readers through the medium of television, or totally at cross purposes? In any case, it’s a gutsy move from book publishers, and should make for treasure troves of archived material for future projects. 


Dinah Fay is a poet, copywriter, and social media maven living in Brooklyn. She is the co-host of the Brick City Speaks reading series in Newark, where she is pursuing an MFA in writing from Rutgers University. More from this author →