Dec 15, 2011

World Book Night

Have you heard of World Book Night? If you haven’t, you will. It’s an initiative launched across the UK in 2011 and in 2012, it will be celebrated in the UK, Ireland and America. The aim of World Book Night is for passionate readers to introduce their love of books to the people around them in their community and to get a book they love into the hands of someone, who otherwise, may never have picked it up themselves.

The best bit – And this really is fantastic, April 23, 2012, International Book Day, WBN  is giving away one million books across the UK and Ireland and one million books in the US.

In the US there is 30 books and in the UK and Ireland, 25. These include, Winter Girls, The Hunger Games, the Time Travellers Wife, Misery and many, many more.

How can you get involved? Well, you can become A Giver. A Giver is someone who will receive a number of copies(depending on your country) of a book they are passionate about from the list to hand out to readers.

For More information on World Book Night and how to get involved, please visit the relevant site for your country:

 US Site 

UK and Ireland Site

Speaking of free books, Omnific Publishing is offering a $100 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner and there is still time to enter. Entry closes 16th December. For more information on how to win, visit the Omnific Publishing Blog.

Still more free books here! I’m giving away 2 e-copies of Shades of Atlantis and 2 e-copies of Ember. Enter before midnight EST 16th December. Click on the image to enter.


  1. World Book Night sounds great. I'll check out the link. And lots of fun giveaways, you have to love it!

  2. Thanks for making me aware of World Book night and for the links to get involved. Very cool!

  3. I've never heard of it but it sounds great! One of my clients just devoured The Hunger Games and we spent some of the session discussing that amazing story.