MBF Online Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2020 Miami Book Fair? 

Miami Book Fair has events for our Friends all year round!   The ‘Book Fair’ takes place November 15 – 22, 2020 this year. For detailed information on which authors will be appearing and a schedule of presentations, consult our events listings and follow us on social media, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest.

What type of authors will be part of the 2020 Miami Book Fair? 

Each year Miami Book Fair is proud to host hundreds of authors during our November book fair along with scores of others throughout the year! Each year we host a wide variety of authors; from fiction to nonfiction, New York Times Best Sellers to local and up-and-coming authors, memoirs, humor, sci-fi, poetry and everything in between. We also pride ourselves on the extensive children’s programming we provide. Consult the Program Guide, when it becomes available this Fall.

What is the format of the Author’s Sessions?

The 2020 virtual Miami Book Fair will include Pre-recorded author presentations and conversations that will be available to stream for free (to all who register). This streaming platform will be integrated into the Fair’s upgraded website, and will also include: “live” author events broadcast through the site, live Q&A chat with authors, extensive children’s edutainment and performances, supporting documents and videos to add context to the book discussions, a marketplace for book sales, and more. The result will be a virtual book presentation network unlike any other, delivering author and book events through an easy-to-navigate website.

How can I keep up with the latest news and information about the Miami Book Fair? 

As a Friend of the Fair you will receive our regular weekly newsletter along with our exclusive Friends & Supporters newsletter with information just for you, plus eblasts on the latest events we have planned. Be sure to also follow our social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

How do I view author presentations? 

You will need to pre-register to view our author presentations during the Book Fair in November. Go to our events page, sign up for the presentations with live Q&A with the authors that you would like to see. These sessions will be recorded and available for you to see later if you aren’t able to see the presentation when it first airs. *Be sure to use the same email you joined as a Friend to register for author sessions.

If you are interested in viewing one of our many virtual sessions between now and the Book Fair, please click here for additional details/directions.

How much does each author session cost? 

This year’s Virtual Miami Book Fair is Free. As a Friend of the Fair your membership give you  access to all presentations and only require that you register in order to view the presentation. *Be sure to use the same email you joined as a Friend to register for author sessions.

How can I find out if there are cancellations or changes to the schedule? 

Be sure to check our newsletters and website: www.miamibookfair.com for the most up-to-date information on any changes along with our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Are the author’s books for sale and how do I get an autographed copy? 

Books for all of our author presentations are available through our partner Books & Books .  Be sure to support the author, small independent bookstores and publishers.

Will any author presentations be live in-person events this year? 

To maintain your health and safety, we are planning on a fully virtual online festival for 2020. The situation and circumstances of the covid-19 pandemic are fluid and have been changing. Should we be able to host any presentations or receptions in-person our Friends will be the first to know!

How do I access the Virtual Marketplace?

The new virtual Miami Book Fair website is nearing completions. Please check this page regularly for updates and details about how to access the Virtual Marketplace.

What technology do I need to watch a presentation?

You can use a computer, tablet or your smart phone with the ability to stream audio and video to participate. You must register to view author sessions that take place during the Book Fair in November.

We strongly recommend you sign on several minutes before the session begins to ensure you have no connection or technical issues.

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How can I become a sponsor of Miami Book Fair?

We gladly welcome corporate, foundation and individual sponsors. Please contact our Manager of Corporate Relations, Corey Lewis at 305-237-7847 or clewis2@mdc.edu to discuss how you can contribute to the success of Miami Book Fair.

How can I support Miami Book Fair?

If you are interested in making a contribution, please click here to support Miami Book Fair and thank you in advance for your support.

How much does it cost to attend the virtual Miami Book Fair?

The Author Sessions are open to the community and are FREE to attend.

How do I find Miami Book Fair on Social Media?

You can follow  Miami Book Fair on our social media platforms Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates!

What if my question wasn’t answered here?

If you have additional questions, please contact Annalisa Damley adamley@mdc.edu