Who knew? Well, I did because I watch author events all the time on the Politics and Prose YouTube channel. P&P staff described the basics in a recent newsletter:
With so many extraordinary authors stepping through the doors of Politics & Prose week after week, we started thinking several years ago about how to preserve their events on video. Our first tentative step in this direction involved setting up a YouTube channel. In time we hired a staff videographer and now regularly record four or five author talks a week, showcasing them on the P&P channel.
The number of subscribers to that channel is close to topping 10,000. P&P’s videos have received nearly two million total views. We’ve taped more than 700 P&P-sponsored events, as well as interviews with some visiting authors. All the footage is skillfully filmed and edited in-house, a significant capability that’s unusual for a bookstore.