HOW TO USE THIS WEBSITE
This year, in-person author presentations will also be livestreamed on MiamiBookFairOnline.com. We’ll also release more than a hundred author conversations for streaming on demand throughout the week of the Fair (and beyond.) And we’ll present a few programs live on Zoom. Visit the MiamiBookFairOnline.com homepage for livestream and on-demand programs, or explore our category pages based on various interests: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more. Video pages include program information, author bios, and links to purchase the authors’ books from our partner bookstore, Books & Books. Simply click on the event you want to watch from any browser, on any device.
There’s much to see. Right from the top menu you can become a Friend of the Fair, donate, check out the bookshop, click over to a page with all of the participating authors, and browse all event categories.
From the homepage’s main menu, click on “Search All Virtual Events”. This will take you to a page where you can search for events by name or use one of our filters, including categories and authors.
It couldn’t be easier! MiamiBookFairOnline.com does NOT require you to register to watch free videos or live events. Simply head over to the event page on the date and start time and click the pink PLAY button. Registration is required ONLY if you’d like to use features such as the “Add to My Watchlist” button for event reminders.
Browse and purchase tickets for paid events at MiamiBookFair.com/Tickets. Click on the event you want to watch and purchase your tickets. You will receive an email confirmation with a password to unlock the event. If you can’t make it for the Live Zoom, watch the replay here, on MIamiBookFairOnline.com from the program event page.
TO WATCH: Go to the program event page and press the pink PLAY button on the date and start time of the event. The event link may have been emailed to you, or you might find the event page on the homepage of MiamiBookFairOnline.com, or by searching with a keyword (such as author name or book title) from the homepage of MiamiBookFairOnline.com.
REMEMBER, IF THE EVENT IS NOT FREE TO THE PUBLIC AND YOU’VE RECEIVED A PASSWORD FOR THAT EVENT: When you click on the pink PLAY button, a prompt will appear requesting the event-specific password. You must enter the password in order to access the event. This password is DIFFERENT from the one you chose for yourself if/when you registered for a MiamiBookFairOnline.com account.
Once you’ve registered – and as long as you remember your username and password – you won’t need to register again. But be sure to save your username and password in a safe place. Remember: You will only need to input your MBFO login/password if you get logged out of the website.
Most individual events do not require an additional registration, but please note: If an event is NOT free – and requires a book-as-ticket purchase or other payment – when you press the pink PLAY button for that specific event at the time of the event, a prompt will appear in front of the video requesting an event-specific access password. When you purchase the ticket or book-as-ticket, you will receive that password. Browse and purchase tickets for paid events at MiamiBookFair.com/Tickets. These special passwords apply ONLY to specific events for which we require a purchase of some kind (usually a book), and it’s completely separate from your MiamiBookFairOnline.com registration password.
There are two ways you can register at MiamiBookFairOnline.com:
- Register with your email address and create your own password.
- Register by linking your Facebook account.
Please save your username and password in a safe, easily accessible place.
We highly recommend that you register so you can enjoy the following features:
- Add programs to your Watchlist for easy access
- Chat with presenting authors and other audience members
- Receive updates on new programs as they are added to the schedule
Spending some time exploring MiamiBookFairOnline.com will help you become familiar with its layout and functions!