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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

World #Book Night in UK and Ireland

Tonight is World Book Night in the UK and Ireland. Below is a short extract from the website set up
specifically to promote this event. As a writer and a reader, I want to do what I can to spread the word and help to get people reading, so this is my contribution, small as it is. If you’re a lover of books, writing and reading, please spread the word in any way you feel able.

World Book Night has the full backing of the Publishers Association, the Independent Publishers Guild, the Booksellers Association, The Association of Authors’ Agents, the Society of Authors, the Reading Agency and libraries across UK and Ireland. 

There are many ways for the industry to be involved with World Book Night whether directly as one of the WBN titles or author recommend or by supporting our mission to spread the love of reading. The easiest way to get involved is to apply to be a giver. We welcome everyone who's passionate about books and reading - and who's more passionate than those who work in the industry? Click here to find out more and apply

Whether you're closely involved or not you can still help us spread the word by telling everyone in your network about World Book Night. Connect with us on social media using the buttons at the top of the page. Or use good old fashioned actual word of mouth!

World Book Night receives funding from publishers whose books are featured in World Book Night as well as donations from individuals, companies and trusts and foundations who share our passion for books and reading and value our work. Large scale industry donations have come from companies as varied as The Book People, Curtis Brown and Clays (St Ives). If you would like to support or work please make a donation here or alternatively contact us on

Please note that each year's World Book Night books are chosen independently so there is no opportunity for publishers, agents or authors to nominate books for inclusion. For a book to be considered for World Book Night it must be published in the UK in mass market paperback. Our criteria for choice is very broad but we do look for books or authors that are already popularly established as WBN wouldn't work if we were unable to find enough givers for each title

If you want to become more closely involved or learn more about World Book Night please get in touch via 

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