Face TV

THE BOOK SHOW

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Calling all book lovers!

Face TV, working with two of this country's most well-known book people, wants to respond to audience demand; and produce & screen a weekly TV show.  Called simply THE BOOK SHOW, it will be written and presented by Graham Beattie and Carole Beu.

Graham Beattie has the most widely read book blog in NZ and beyond; and Carole Beu runs the highly successful Women's Bookshop in Ponsonby - and also beyond!

Both of them are chatty and charming and amazingly informed about the written word - whether it's in print or on your Kindle or Kobo.

Each week the programme will feature author interviews, reviews and great reads from both NZ contributors and visiting international book people.

Face Television (formerly Triangle TV) is Sky's non-profit public media contribution and started broadcasting early this year - filling a gap in the media landscape and allowing independent programme makers and communities the opportunity to create and broadcast content nationwide.

THE BOOK SHOW will be screened weekly on Face TV - prime time with a daytime repeat; as well as being made available online.

Because Face TV is a non-profit television service we are able to produce a 12 part series for $6,000 and we're looking for donations to fund this.

 

To see more of Graham and Carole's work visit:

Beatties Book Blog

Women's Bookshop 

UPDATES

  • THE BOOK SHOW

    34 MONTHS AGO

    We are over the moon at being over 100%! A huge thank you to all who have donated. We feel totally supported by you all; and even more keen to make our TV series a reality. We can now start planning to be in production in the next few months - and soon on your TV and computor screens. We are staying on boosted for a bit longer and are still depending on your continuing donations so we can make even more programmes than the short series we originally planned. More great book reviews, more show-casing of NZ and international writing and more interviews with authors and book people. We are in your hands and, once again - THANK YOU ALL!

  • THE BOOK SHOW

    34 MONTHS AGO

    We are halfway! Thanks to all of you who have donated and keep it coming folks!

    ..and if you’re planning to spend the long weekend ahead curled up with a book, have a thought for the brilliant and brave independent booksellers who continue to delight us with their love of books.

  • THE BOOK SHOW

    34 MONTHS AGO

    Wow! in just over a week we're already at a third of the way with our fund-raising. A big thanks to all of you who have made donations - and please tell your friends!

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    35 MONTHS AGO

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    35 MONTHS AGO

    LAUNCH EVENT UPDATE:

    Our launch went off with a hiss and a roar – thanks to all who attended and donated!

    Graham and Carole gave us a taste of what The Book Show will feature…

    Graham shared his passion for Cook Books, cooking and great local eateries.

    And our guest author, Stephanie Johnson, read from her ‘work in progress’ – a new novel which will be a sequel to her popular The Writing Class. Carole interviewed her afterwards and cheekily asked whether this new book about The Writers’ Festival will feature any recognisable people from our own Auckland Writers’ Festival.

    Peoples’ response to our project:

    ‘A great initiative – can’t wait to see the show on the tele!’

    ‘Bravo to the team for their continued efforts to get us readers a great book show to watch.’

    ‘This shows how New Zealanders love books – and we really support this project.’

    So tell all your friends about our project and ask them to donate, so we can make the show a reality!