Taping Dates Available for #HarperCollinsLovesIndies Facebook Live Program

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There are currently numerous taping dates available for HarperCollins’ 2019 Facebook Live program, so ABA booksellers are encouraged to claim their spot as soon as possible; taping dates beginning with Thursday, August 22, until the end of 2019 are up for grabs now.

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As part of this year’s #HarperCollinsLovesIndies program, HarperCollins and Book Studio 16 are celebrating the art of the hand-sell and the indie booksellers who have perfected it. In a change from 2018’s Saturday schedule, each new participating store creates a streaming Facebook Live video on a select Thursday that features store staff talking about titles they have been reading, loving, and recommending. 

In 2018, 51 different independent bookstores created streaming Facebook Live videos as part of the #HarperCollinsLovesIndies initiative. As in previous years, ABA has been publicizing booksellers’ videos in 2019 by sharing them with the 39,000 followers on its IndieBound Facebook page and promoting the videos in advance on ABA’s Facebook page.

HarperCollins is continuing to help bookstores plan their Facebook Live videos by sending a “best practices” guide prior to taping. The publisher also created a new hashtag, #TheHandSellLive, for the 2019 campaign, which booksellers can use to tag their videos on Facebook and when reposting them to other social media platforms.

Booksellers who would like to sign up or booksellers who have questions about the 2019 program, can e-mail [email protected]. To see the Facebook Live videos that were posted throughout 2017 and 2018, browse the #HarperCollinsLovesIndies hashtag on Facebook. In addition, here are the Facebook Live videos that have aired in 2019 so far: