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 ]
News tagged with: #free books #promote reading

Other Publishing stories related to: 'World Book Night Is Tonight, Free Books for 500,000 People'


Book Aid International given £500,000 by People's Postcode Lottery

Book Aid International has been given a £500,000 donation from a grant-giving trust funded by People’s Postcode Lottery players. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


500,000 free books to be handed out

World Book Night 2013 is being marked by a free hand out of 500,000 books and hundreds of literary events around the country. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2013-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #literary events #free hand


After 4,000 miles and 5,000 book giveaways, Poetry to the People is back home.

On June 28, the Poetry to the People tour wrapped up its 4,000 mile round-trip journey from Brooklyn to New Orleans and back. It was exhausting and exhilarating. There’s nothing like putting a free book into the hands of someone who will obviously love it. The enthusiasm for story was palpable... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-08 14:50:37 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #free book #back home


NLT and Morrisons give free books to school children for World Book Day

The National Literary Trust and the Morrisons Foundation will donate more than 7,300 brand new books to primary schools across the UK to mark World Book Day. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #primary schools #school children


Book Aid sends 930,000 books to world's 'most vulnerable'

Book Aid International sent over 930,000 books to thousands of communities across 20 countries in 2017, it said in its end of year summary. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


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

Over 7,000 people have volunteered to donate one of a shortlist of 20 books to the 35% of the population who are not regular readersA quarter of a million books are due to find new homes tonight, as thousands of book-lovers hit the streets to give away their favourite titles as part of World... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #david almond #favourite titles #million books


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

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #free books #popular books


World Book Night books defy the critics as sales grow

Written By: Philip Stone and Felicity Wood Publication Date: Fri, 04/03/2011 - 09:43 The majority of the books to be handed out tomorrow (5th March) as part of World Book Night have already received a sales boost in 2011. The figures will be a welcome fillip for the organisers, with founder... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #alan bennett #margaret atwood #nick cave #featuring authors #trafalgar square #live event #sales boost #philip stone #sales grow


World Book Night grows audiobook offer in 2020

World Book Night will expand its audiobook offering in 2020, after a successful pilot with John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down in 2019. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-10 07:35:35 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #audiobook #world book #john green


Crowdfunder for 'best non-fiction book club in world' smashes £100,000 target

A pair of friends crowdfunding to build the “best non-fiction book club in the world” have surged past their £100,000 target. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-09 18:14:15 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #non-fiction book


BookTrust to deliver 700,000 free books to schools as Time to Read campaign kicks off

BookTrust will deliver 700,000 free books to every school starter as part of the annual Time to Read campaign this week.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-16 12:05:14 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #free books #read campaign


Free e-book: Hidden Words Hidden Worlds

Contemporary Short Stories from MyanmarIn 2017 the British Council produced an anthology of short stories from Myanmar.    In 2012 the British Council sought to take advantage of new freedoms in literature and travel through a programme of workshops. The aim of the five-year literature... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2019-09-10 08:55:33 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #short stories #anthology #troubled past #aspiring writers #free e-book


World Book Night 2019 selection revealed

The book list for World Book Night 2019 has been revealed, with publishers including Penguin Random House, Canongate and Jessica Kingsley Publishers to donate various titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Readers Rack Up Pages Read in Free Translations from AmazonCrossing for World Book Day

A fast-updating ticker from Amazon Charts is displaying how many pages have been read in nine prominent translations curated by the editors of AmazonCrossing. These #readtheworld titles can be downloaded free through April 24 in recognition of World Book Day. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #porter anderson #downloaded free #amazon charts #pages read


Canadian Honeybee Campaign Will Distribute 100,000 Free Copies of Kids Can Press Book

Kids Can Press author Paulette Bourgeois and illustrator Josée Bisaillon have created a book for General Mills Canada's third annual educational campaign for ecological support. And bees may be among the beneficiaries. The post Canadian Honeybee Campaign Will Distribute 100,000 Free Copies of... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


World Book Night titles focus on mental health

Penguin Random House and Hachette titles dominate the World Book Night 2018 list, which this year has a spotlight on mental health. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #mental health


Over 450,000 Scottish pupils to be given free books

More than 450,000 children will be given books by the Scottish Book Trust as part of Book Week Scotland. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #free books


World Book Night celebrated across the UK

A range of events around the UK took place to mark World Book Night, with supporters from many parts of the trade doing their bit to champion the love of reading. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Remodelling World Book Night

The Reading Agency's chief executive Sue Wilkinson on how the organisation is revamping World Book Night.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #reading agency