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David Baldacci campaign to launch in libraries
30.10.12 | Joshua Farrington
The Reading Agency and Pan Macmillan are launching a new scheme to introduce library users to author David Baldacci.
Running until the end of February 2013, the project will see more than 500 libraries across 35 different local authorities getting involved, using targeted information to promote the author. Each library service will be given 100 free copies of Baldacci’s books, and readers will be encouraged to fill out review cards after reading, to be placed on a review board in the library. The library with the best review board will win a case of wine for staff and £100 to spend with Pan Macmillan.
Peterborough’s Central Library is one of the libraries around the UK taking part in this project. Librarian Elaine Wilkinson said: “What happens when you have read all the books by your favourite author, and don’t know where to go next? We love the idea of introducing our borrowers to a great author they may never have tried, and giving them the chance to interact with other readers too."
Baldacci, who has written 24 novels, including thrillers Absolute Power and most recent The Forgotten, said: “I am both honoured and thrilled to be part of this initiative. I hope readers enjoy exploring my novels as much as I enjoy writing them.”