The long-running community-reading program from the NEA’s literature program, its Big Read, has just added new titles to its carefully curated offering for its new round of grant applications.
The 100 books being voted on by the public in PBS’ summer reading encouragement program, ‘The Great American Read,’ now are highlighted in a ‘book of books.’ And Unicorn’s latest art essay release runs on the mid-century American auto obsession.
The US National Endowment for the Arts announces 79 grants for its Big Read program, while PBS’ ‘The Great American Read’ adds videos on bookish topics this month.
The PBS ‘Great American Read’ TV program has its two-hour opener. And Open Road Media’s direct-to-consumer marketing program, Ignition, is being offered now to Ingram’s distributed publishers.
Quite different in its approach to a national reading-advocacy event from ‘Canada Reads,’ PBS’ ‘Great American Read’ project has named its 100 contenders for ‘best-loved novel.’
The decision of which of five contemporary titles wins the ‘Canada Reads’ competition coincides with an announcement that the United States’ PBS network will stage an ambitious eight-part ‘best-loved’ book show of its own.
As teens in the UK prepare to ‘take over’ their community libraries, Open Road media begins releasing Gerald Durrell’s books in the States, as ‘The Durrells’ comes to PBS.
In panel discussions and interviews, PBS’ online ‘Book View Now’ program will generate several hours per day of coverage from BookExpo America in Chicago.
PBS will live-stream three days of events from this month’s Miami Book Fair. Will it become appointment viewing for the mass market?