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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Get Involved with World Book Night 2013

If you have never heard of World Book Night here is your chance to get involved.  World Book Night is spreading the love of reading, person to person.  Voting for this years book selections is going on now.  Take a peek at what the folks at World Book Night are up to, and GET INVOLVED...it's easy!

Excerpt from World Book NIght:

World Book Night: Planning Underway for 2013

Plans are in motion for next year's World Book Night U.S., which will take place on April 23. Voting for the WBN 2013 picks by a panel of librarians, independent booksellers and Barnes & Noble buyers is underway.

The long list of book candidates was derived from IndieBound Picks, B&N Discover Picks, bookseller and librarian suggestions, ReadingGroupGuides.com's most requested book group guides, GoodReads' Top 100s and Above the Treeline's top 300 paperback bestsellers for the past year,

In addition, this year's volunteer book givers were asked to send in book recommendations. "We want the givers, booklovers all, to be heard, and to keep them part of this process year-round," said Carl Lennertz, executive director of WBN U.S. "Our enthusiastic army of book givers submitted 20,000 lines of suggestions, and the top 50 titles were folded into the long list to be voted on by the panel. The book picks and the giver application process will be announced in the fall.”

A new WBN steering committee has been meeting and WBN is establishing subcommittees, including media strategy, author events, fundraising & sponsorship, friends of WBN, and book production & logistics. Members will be announced in August.

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