WBN 2012 launch delayed

WBN 2012 launch delayed

The launch of World Book Night 2012 has been delayed, moving from Frankfurt Book Fair next week to Waterstone's Piccadilly on 24th October.

The announcement of the 25 titles chosen by WBN's editorial selection committee to be given away on World Book Night 2012 was due to take place at a press conference on 12th October at the Frankfurt Book Fair, but has been delayed by almost two weeks.

WBN c.e.o. Julia Kingsford said the postponement of the launch was to do with a delay on updates about international partners for WBN 2012. She said: "We had intended to tie the UK titles announcement to an international press conference in Frankfurt. As we are not ready to announce further international partnerships and there is nothing to add to the American news, we have decided to relocate the UK titles announcement to London . . . We will also have further international news shortly."