Miami Book Fair LogoAs the nation’s largest public book fair opens in downtown Miami, Lissette Mendez, a principal organizer of the Miami Book Fair, produced by The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College, gives CCC’s Chris Kenneally an insider’s preview. Authors scheduled to appear throughout the week include Tom Wolfe, Jeffrey Toobin, and Isabel & Ruben Toledo.

On Saturday, Copyright Clearance Center presents two panel discussions open to the public as part of the Fair’s Idea X-Change – “Meet the Reporters” with NPR’s Alan Cheuse and Andrew Albanese of Publishers Weekly (11 a.m.) and “Insights on Self-Publishing” (4:30 p.m.) with Jenny Pedrosa; a co-founder of the Writers Coffee Shop (original publishers of 50 Shades of Grey), Matt Cavnar, vice president of Business Development, Vook, Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, and M.J. Rose, author of What To Do Before Your Book Launch.

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