Hello fellow Smugglers!
I’m here today to talk to you about an exciting new opportunity — Nope, that sounds like an infomercial. Thea and Ana are kind enough to let me guest post about World Book Night America, so let’s get to down the basics, shall we?
What is it?
World Book Night America is an off-shoot of World Book Night UK.
Here’s how it works: sign up before Feb 1 to be a book giver. 50,000 people will be selected and receive twenty copies of a book of their choice out of a list of thirty titles. These paperbacks are specially produced for WBN and not for resale.
On April 23, 2012, the givers will distribute their books in their various communities.
Why are we doing it?
Because we love reading! And we love the people who read! And we love making new readers! (Can you tell we’re excited?) But mostly, because as fellow lovers of books and reading, we want you to join.
The idea is simple: Give a book and make a reader.
Who is doing it?
There’s two answers to this question:
1. Headed by Carl Lennertz, World Book Night America is collaboration between the entire publishing industry and then some — from publishing houses to students in publishing programs to national vendors and companies, all have donated time and resources to make this happen.
But the more important part is
2) YOU. You are the who that is going to make World Book Night America a success by signing up to be a book giver. You distribute the twenty copies to light or non-readers. YOU are the ones that are going to make one million new readers on April 23, 2012.
Where is it happening?
Wherever you are! We want you to give twenty copies of your title of choice to whoever you think should be reading it!
When does it happen?
SIGN UPS TO BE A GIVER END FEB 1. Sign up here!
See the list of book choices here!
The actual giving will happen on April 23rd, 2012.
And we’re all over the Internet, just waiting to here your questions and your comments: