A lot of conversations are being had at the moment about how long author videos should be kept online. Will anyone value the content if it’s available indefinitely? Would anyone pay to attend an online event if they can already watch the same author on YouTube for free?
We thought we’d take a stance and remove access to our 2020 festival events at the end of January. We want to encourage people to value online author events as much as they would physical events, and we want to be fair to authors, audiences and other festivals hoping to engage online. This is our way of committing to a level playing field.
Please make the most of the next two weeks and catch up on last year’s wee digital Islay Book Festival while you can! You can find them all here.