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North Carolina Bookwatch, Sundays, at 3:30 PM & Tuesdays, at 5 PM, on UNC-TV

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Meet Our Host

D.G. Martin has hosted North Carolina Bookwatch since the series’ third season in 1999. A Yale Law School graduate and former Green Beret, Martin has been involved with public service and politics throughout his life, including stints as interim vice chancellor for Development & University Affairs at both the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and North Carolina Central University, work as the Carolinas director of the Trust for Public Land and a hard-fought 1998 campaign for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate against John Edwards.

Watch North Carolina Bookwatch

  • North Carolina Channel—Tuesdays, at 8 PM
  • PBS NC—Sundays, at 3:30 PM, & Tuesdays, at 5 PM

The Tar Heel State's best and brightest writers visit with host D.G. Martin to talk about their latest books, their inspirations, their lives and the state's indelible imprint on their works. Check schedule listings or watch online anytime.

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Traveling North Carolina

Authors Anne Fitten Glenn, Stephen Compton, Steve Miller and Brent Martin join Arcadia Press' Jonny Foster to talk about NC history and culture from their specific focus and share ideas of where people can go to best see and experience those diverse topics.

Filmed on location at the Bookmarks Festival in Winston-Salem in 2019.

North Carolina Bookwatch's Traveling North Carolina premieres Sunday, January 17 at 3:30 PM, on PBS NC (formerly UNC-TV).

This Season on North Carolina Bookwatch

Pam Kelly, Money Rock

Veteran Reporter Pam Kelley profiles a young, charismatic & generous man, known as Money Rock, who is one of Charlotte's most successful cocaine dealers.

Guidelines for Submissions:

The book must be:

  • By a native or NC-based author and/or
  • About or set in NC and/or
  • About a subject that adds to a broader national conversation (an NC connection still helps)

Send books to:
North Carolina Bookwatch
PBS North Carolina
10 UNC-TV Drive, PO Box 14900
RTP, NC 27709-4900

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*Submission of books does not guarantee an appearance on North Carolina Bookwatch.

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American Booksellers Association
Represents independent booksellers around America.

American Society of Journalists & Authors
Learn more about becoming a freelance author.

Book Industry Study Group
Examines trends and statistics in the book industry.

Literary Market Place
A great place to find an agent, publisher, PR firm and much more.

NC Live
Statewide cooperative of libraries, available to any NC resident with a library card.

North Carolina Writers' Network
One of the largest independent statewide literary service organization in the U.S.

The National Writers Union
A 6,500-member union committed to improving the lives of freelance authors.

Publishers Weekly
Online version of the weekly magazine offers author interviews and publishing information.

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA)
A trade organization for independent booksellers in the South.

U.S. Copyright Office
Government agency which protects authors and their materials.

NC Literacy Association
Literacy information and resources across the state.

Periodicals and Books-in-Print catalogs provided to many of the nation's largest libraries and publishers.