Press Contacts & Media Credentials

The Media Relations Department is here to facilitate your access to the author program and schedules planned from November 11 to 18, 2018. We can facilitate interviews in advance and during the Book Fair as well as provide general background information regarding the Fair. For journalists seeking media accreditation to attend and cover the fair, download the Media Credential Application here.

For information, please contact

Lisa Palley, Miami Book Fair publicist 305-642-3132, lpalley@bellsouth.net
Juan Mendieta, MDC director of communications, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu
Hesselin Fernandez De Cueto, director of media relations, 305-237-3949, hfernan5@mdc.edu
Deyanira Navarrete, Spanish programs publicist, deyanavarrete@gmail.com

Apply for Credentials

Welcome to the 2018 Miami Book Fair Press Office. We are here to facilitate your access to the scheduled author program and schedules and special events planned from November 11 to 18, 2018.

We are pleased to assist journalists with accreditation, interviews in advance and during the Book Fair as well as general background information regarding the Fair. High resolution author images and photographs taken at years past Book Fairs are available for download in this area. For journalists seeking media accreditation download the Media Credential Application.

New this year! MBF Junior Press Corp

We thank you for accepting the challenge, and for assuming responsibility to provide your peers with reliable information. We welcome young journalists representing their school newspaper, school-based TV station, and/or a new media/journalism class, among other credible outlets. We are here to facilitate your needs: provide you with a Miami Book Fair Jr. Press Corp media credential, a copy of the book, and/or an interview with scheduled author(s) confirmed to attend this year’s Miami Book Fair, November 11 to 18, 2018.

To order books, to schedule interviews, either in advance of Miami Book Fair or on-site at Miami Book Fair, or if you have any questions please contact lisa palley at lpalley@bellsouth.net

For additional information about your media credential, where to pick it up, and how to use it, please refer to the information below.

Thank you, we look forward to working with you, and meeting you at the 2018 Miami Book Fair.

Lisa B. Palley

Deadline to submit your media credential application is Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.

Detailed instructions and press protocols are provided below.

For information, please contact

Lisa Palley, Palley Promotes lpalley@bellsouth.net, phone: 305-642-3132

We look forward to working with you at this year’s Miami Book Fair.

Instructions on Applying for Media Credentials…

Please review the instructions carefully

Complete applications for media credentials for the 2018 Miami Book Fair MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN Monday, October 29, 2018.
Credentials will be awarded based on previous year’s coverage as well as advance publicity for the 2017 Fair.
Due to space constraints, only a limited number of media credentials are available.

If we are unable to accredit a media representative for this year’s Festival, we will contact you. If you have questions, please contact us at 305-642-3132.

Please send your completed application form by fax or via email to

fax: 305-642-0723

Upon receipt of application we will notify journalists of their status with a note confirming acceptance.

Press credentials can be picked up at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus at either location:

  • At Chapman, Building 3, 2nd Floor, during the Book Fair Evenings With… Series, Nov. 11-16
  • At the Media Check-In Desk, located at the Yellow Entrance, corner of NE 2nd Avenue & NE 3rd Street both Sat. & Sun., Nov. 17 & 18

To enter the Fair with a Media credential, please show badge at “will call window” at any of the 4 entrances:

  • Red Entrance is NE 5th Street and NE 2nd Ave
  • Blue Entrance is NE Fourth Street and NE 2nd Ave
  • Yellow Entrance is NE Second Ave and NE 3rd Street
  • Green Entrance is NE First Ave and NE 3rd Street

to pick up a complimentary ticket for entry.

Please note: a separate entry ticket is needed for each day of the Street Fair, Sat., Nov. 17 & Sun., Nov. 18.

A complete request for accreditation includes

* Completed Media Credential Application

One application per person, including all electronic crew members
 ** Please be sure to fill out the form completely **

Protocols for Press Access to the Miami Book Fair

The Miami Book Fair will admit 2 people from each media organization.

A media credential and an entry ticket onto the Fair grounds per person, per day: Sat., Nov. 17 & Sun., Nov. 18 is required. (Please note: An entry ticket must be picked up for each day, Sat., Nov. 17 & Sun., Nov. 17 at: Yellow Entrance, corner of NE 2nd Avenue & NE 3rd Street both Sat. & Sun., Nov. 17 & 18