Tue, 07/05/2013 - 09:18
World Book Night organisers are having conversations "in several continents" about the potential spread of the event.
The night, which this year saw 20,000 volunteer givers and institutions handing out half a million books across the UK, already operates in the UK, Ireland and the US, with Germany also taking part in 2012....
Tue, 30/04/2013 - 11:06
Judging the pace of digital change will be one of the key challenges facing publishing executives in the months and years to come.
As we now realise, different parts of the publishing and bookselling business are moving in differing directions at different rates, making for an interesting, if slightly unnerving, journey. The...
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...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 09:19
World Book Night events on 23rd April will take place in Edinburgh as well as Liverpool and London, with Alexander McCall Smith and Andrew Motion among the latest authors confirmed to be taking part.
In Edinburgh, Alexander McCall Smith will be in conversation with Peggy Hughes at the Edinburgh Central Library. McCall Smith, author...
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, 14/03/2013 - 12:53
World Book Night UK will be holding its main event in Liverpool this year, in a collaboration between World Book Night, the BBC and Liverpool City Council. Previous flagship events have been staged in London.
Authors Philippa Gregory (pictured), Jasper Fforde, Jeanette Winterson, Patrick Ness and Jackie Kay‚who all have books...
Wed, 20/02/2013 - 09:40
After only one year Germany's participation in international World Book Night celebrations has been put on hold, at least temporarily. Even though the initial event has been hailed a great success by the organisers, this year's campaign has nonetheless been quietly shelved.
An official statement by co-organiser Stiftung Lesen...