World Book Night confirms US launch

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 28/07/2011 - 15:19 World Book Night will launch in the US in 2012, with the States confirmed as the event's first international partner. HarperCollins vice president of independent retailing Carl Lennertz has been appointed as chief executive to the US division of WBN, taking up the post on 1st September. WBN US will aim to give away one million books across the country, with Lennertz supported by a cross-industry steering committee currently being set-up. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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America 'exploring' World Book Night launch

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 11/05/2011 - 15:41 America wants to hold its own World Book Night following in the footsteps of the UK. The American Booksellers Association said it is "exploring" the possibility of replicating "a version" of the event, which saw 20,000 people... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Mass redistribution of words: World Book Night prepares for UK-wide book giveaway

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World Book Night: the most popular books and which Broadway show is getting involved

World Book Night, the celebration of reading which includes the distribution of free books, has arrived. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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World Book Night Is Tonight, Free Books for 500,000 People

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World Book Night books defy the critics as sales grow

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UK's World Book Night celebrations to go ahead online

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World Book Night grows audiobook offer in 2020

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World Book Night 2019 selection revealed

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Pottermore's Wizarding World Book Club launches

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Remodelling World Book Night

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