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

The United States celebrated World Book Night on April 23, which meant that over 25,000 volunteers throughout the country handed out half a million free books to promote reading. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Night books defy the critics as sales grow

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