What is World Book Night?
For the past two years independent organization World Book Night has been promoting the joy of reading for those who do not have access to books. Every level of publishing professional joins together to make this philanthropic endeavor a reality. On April 23, 2014, thousands of people will receive free books due to the careful planning of the WBN staff.
How does it work?
- A panel made of independent librarians and booksellers meet and select 30 books appropriate for this project, both classics and new novels, some in Spanish.
- Authors agree to forgo royalties for books selected for this project
- Publishers print special editions of the books selected and pay all the costs of production
- Members of the public (vetted by application) hand out copies of the books in their community
- People read!
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