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...
Thu, 28/03/2013 - 12:45
World Book Night has had a record number of givers sign up, with more than 23,000 people volunteering to hand out books in their communities.
More than half of the applicants have never taken part in the event before, with people applying from across the country, including the Scilly Isles and Outer Hebrides.
Taking place on...
Thu, 06/12/2012 - 08:55
Parcel carrier Yodel is to be distribution sponsor for World Book Night, delivering 20,000 packages of books to the 2,000 bookshop and library collection points around the country for volunteers to collect.
World Book Night c.e.o. Julia Kingsford said: "We're very grateful to the publishers who handled distribution for us in...
Fri, 20/07/2012 - 08:06
Nominations for books to be given out for free at next year's World Book Night will begin on Monday (23rd July).
Members of the public will be asked to choose up to 10 of their favourite books before the closing date at the end of August. A final list of 20 titles will be then be chosen from the suggestions by a panel of...
Fri, 29/06/2012 - 11:51
On Monday, BBC arts editor Will Gompertz wrote an article which briefly became the most popular on the corporation’s website. The 'mummy porn’ author and the suburban bookshop’ examined...