Thu, 03/07/2014 - 08:00
World Book Night in the US is to suspend operations after failing to secure outside funding.
The charitable event, which followed the flagship UK format in getting book lovers to hand out 1.5m free books on one dedicated night to encourage more people to read, started in 2011 and ran for three years.
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Tue, 10/06/2014 - 13:39
There are those, sadly, who will be disappointed by the new Foyles.
Bright, light and airy, it is far from a futuristic reimagining of a bookshop, packed with digital displays and cutting edge design. Nor is it an oak-panelled homily to the past,...
Tue, 03/06/2014 - 09:30
Agent Sarah Williams is to leave Ed Victor Limited to join former colleague Sophie Hicks at her new eponymous agency.
Williams departure is the third from Ed Victor's agency in the last month - in addition to Hicks, agent...
Wed, 21/05/2014 - 09:55
Former World Book Night c.e.o. Julia Kingsford and agent Charlie Campbell are launching a new literary and marketing agency.
Kingsford Campbell Literary & Marketing Agents, London, will begin business in June, providing traditional literary agent services for authors, as well as offering brand, marketing and digital strategy...
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 12:04
The news that Foyles and HarperCollins have launched a scheme to bundle print titles and e-books was greeted with relief. As one Twitter commentator said in reaction to the announcement, “this should just be how books are sold now”.
Tue, 29/10/2013 - 09:00
The World Book Night project is to be run by The Reading Agency (TRA), with WBN chief executive Julia Kingsford [pictured] stepping down.
The annual event, which sees thousands of volunteers give away copies of specially printed books, will take place for the fourth time in April 2014. It has been run by an independent charity since...
Mon, 29/04/2013 - 11:15
World Book Night is launching a monthly book club, offering reading recommendation to its database of 80,000 readers.
The first choice of book is Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project (Michael Joseph), which has just been optioned for screen rights by Sony Pictures.
Julia Kingsford, WBN c.e.o. said: “The...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 17:22
Tuesday was World Book Night, across the UK & Ireland 20,000 people (with a further 25,000 in America) acted as volunteers helping us gift half a million books to those who don’t regularly read in their communities, to encourage them to do so.
In the evening, hundreds of events took place from author readings to quizzes and...
Wed, 24/04/2013 - 09:20
Julia Kingsford, chief executive of World Book Night, reported that the promotion was carried out more "smoothly" than ever yesterday (23rd April), with 500,000 free books given out around the country.
At the after-show party held at the London Southbank Foyles, Kingsford went out of her way to praise the distribution of...
Tue, 23/04/2013 - 09:00
Givers across the country are gearing up to take part in this evening's World Book Night, which will see half a million books handed out to people who do not usually read.
Twenty thousand people are signed up to distribute 20 copies of their selected title. Yodel has distributed the 400,000 books, which include Tracy Chevalier...