LATFOB 2020 is a Go!
Thought that the 2020 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – the largest literary and cultural festival in the country –was canceled? Well, it’s not. In fact, it’s going digital for the first time in history apparently due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The book festival, which now goes by the name Festival of Books, Stories & Ideas, was originally scheduled for April 11-12 but had been rescheduled for October 3-4 amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. LATFOB 2020 is now scheduled for an online launch on October 18 and will span over four weeks rather than its traditional two days.
The L.A. Times, in partnership with USC, will celebrate the 25-year anniversary of the LATFOB with 25 individual virtual events. With the Festival of Books reimagined as a community-wide gathering to be held online, the L.A. Times will celebrate storytelling with the usual events, such as author panels and readings. The full programming schedule lineup of panels and participating authors will be announced in mid-September.
ReadersMagnet takes part in the history
ReadersMagnet participated in the L.A. Times Festival of Books for the first time in 2019. With the book festival going virtual in its 25th year, the self-publishing house could not pass up the opportunity to be part of history.
ReadersMagnet is set to exhibit at the virtual Festival of Books, Stories & Ideas, highlighting 60 authors and 54 titles of various genres. Among the titles expected to be displayed at the exhibit are: [List a choice of exemplary works.]
In its young history, the self-publishing house has grown steadily, launching more services, making more authors happy, exploring more opportunities. ReadersMagnet will expand its capabilities and reach across the World Wide Web with its participation in its first-ever virtual book event.