Saturday, May 14, 2016

Love books?

Love books?

PBS Book View Now Wants to Take You to Chicago!
Live coverage starts at Noon EST/1pm CT

Head to BookExpo America and BookCon in Chicago this week
Bring your audiences along!

PBS Book View Now to Live-Stream Coverage of BEA and BookCon in Chicago
May 12th, 13th, and 14th 2-7pm ET / 11 am-4pm PT

BEA and BookCon 2016!
  • Hosted by: Rich Fahle
  • May 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2016

PBS Book View Now brings you BEA and BookCon May 12, 13, & 14 2016.  BookExpo America (BEA) is the leading book and author event for the North American publishing industry. BookCon is an immersive experience that features panels, Q&A, autographing sessions, and interactive content marrying the published word with video, podcasts, and more. Authors scheduled to appear in the coverage include:
  • Sebastian Junger, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
  • Kenny Loggins, Footloose
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White
  • Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad
  • Lauren Oliver, Replica AND Before I Fall Enhanced Edition
  • Jonathan Scott & Drew Scott, Dream Home: The Property Brothers' Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House
  • Chris O'Dowd and Nick V. Murphy, Moone Boy: The Fish Detective
  • And Many More!
Any PBS stations on Bento that would like to offer the live stream, please contact Cheryl Spitale Jones at for the Bentomatic. 

ABOUT PBS Book View Now

PBS Book View Now is an impressive gathering of National Book Award nominees and winners, as well as enthusiastic readers and writers, all in one place to explore and celebrate the written word. PBS continues to provide content that allows viewers to discover new ideas and explore the community around them. Books matter. And the authors that write them—together with the ideas and stories they tell—all matter. And no one understands this as well as PBS. It’s precisely this type of smart, thought provoking content that people turn to PBS to discover. For many viewers PBS provides a “stage” to musical acts, a “road trip” to uncharted landscapes, and is now uniquely positioned as a “conversationalist” to the world of books and authors. PBS Book View Now provides booklovers unable to attend the jubilee the occasion to join the fun, expand their knowledge through non-fiction, and get lost in the world of literature.

Watch a preview from the LA Times Festival of Books that happened in April here!

Host - Rich Fahle

After meeting his future wife for a first date at the venerated DC bookstore Kramerbooks, Rich eventually managed it for several years, before leaving to join the marketing department at the national cable network C-SPAN. He was Communications Director and Chief Spokesperson for the iconic public affairs network and helped launch Book TV.  After a number of years, Rich left DC for Michigan to join Borders, the national bookstore company, at their headquarters in Ann Arbor. At Borders, Rich rose to become Vice President of Content and Entertainment, working with every major publisher, music label, and movie studio, as well as hundreds of authors, musicians and artists—a perfect place to satisfy all of his pop culture cravings. In addition to Astral Road Media, Rich is the executive producer of Book View Now on PBS, a vibrant book and author-focused entertainment hub distributed via the broad PBS platform.

For more on the Book View Now strategy, see this article in Publisher’s Weekly.

Book View Now is an opportunity to engage the book lover who appreciates a great story. Produced by Detroit Public Television, Book View Now is made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, PBS and AWP.
Rich Homberg
President and CEO
Detroit Public Television
248-640-4169 - @RichHomberg -

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