-- Host Daryn Kagan interviews some of America’s best-selling and most interesting authors --
April 29, 2013, Baltimore -- Beginning Friday, May 17 at 10 PM ET, RLTV, the only cable network and online destination for adults 50+, premieres Bookmark, a fast-paced weekly series that explores the culture surrounding books in America today. Hosted by author, columnist and former CNN anchor Daryn Kagan, Bookmark presents intriguing book-centric features that include stories on how books have shaped people’s lives, surprising, sometimes-quirky aspects of literary culture, and compelling interviews with America’s best-selling, most interesting authors.
Bookmark encompasses literature of all flavors, including fiction, lifestyle, celebrity, cooking, and biography. Among the best-selling and award-winning authors who appear are:
Additional segments include:
“My recent career has been spent in pursuit of inspiring and positive stories, and hosting Bookmark fits perfectly into this agenda,” said Kagan. “Books can make such a difference in someone’s life; I am delighted to join with RLTV to bring viewers this unique and lively show that captures the magic and power of books.”
Americans’ love of books translates into a robust publishing business, with total 2012 industry revenues having increased 6.2% over 2011 to $7.1 billion, of which $1.54 billion came from e-books. According to Pew’s Internet & American Life survey from November 2012, one in every three people owns some kind of device — tablet, e-reader or both — for e-reading.
“We know that reading is an abiding interest for Generation 50+, and Boomers read more than any other age group,” said RLTV President and CEO Paul FitzPatrick. “And, with each passing year, more of that reading is done on tablets and e-readers, as research shows that Boomers make up more than 25 percent of the tablet audience.”
For additional information on Bookmark and/or more airtimes, as well as clips of the series, go to www.rl.tv. Bookmark is produced for RLTV by Jay Garfinkel. Executive in Charge of Production is Elliot Jacobson.
About Daryn Kagan
Daryn Kagan is the creator and host of DarynKagan.com, an online site that features a daily webcast of inspiring stories that “Show the World What’s Possible!”DarynKagan.com is a daily destination for thousands of Internet users who seek news stories that inspire.
Before launching her website, Daryn spent 12 years as a news anchor at CNN. She also reported live from several major events around the world, including the war in Iraq, the September 11th terrorist attacks and numerous presidential elections.
In addition, Daryn is an accomplished book author with “What’s Possible! 50 True Stories of People Who Dared To Dream They Could Make a Difference,” published by Meredith Books in April 2008. Daryn’s second book — “Paw Prints on My Heart,” featuring inspirational pet stories — will be published in 2013.
The only cable network and online destination created specifically for adults 50+, RLTV (www.rl.tv) offers unique, inspiring programming that focuses on topics that matter to Generation 50+, from relationships, reinvention, rediscovering passions and retirement, to finances, health, and current events. At RLTV, it's all about rethinking life for 50+. RLTV. Experience Matters.
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