Literacy/Reading

09 Apr

World Book Night Offers Free E-Book, Announces Essay Contest

Beginning April 22, World Book Night U.S. is offering a free proprietary e-book featuring 10 short stories and essays by booksellers, librarians, and authors, as well as an essay contest for next year’s edition.

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08 Apr

World Book Night Launches Interactive Map of Givers

World Book Night U.S. has announced the launch of an interactive giver-by-zip-code map and an official list of host stores and libraries.

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04 Apr

World Book Night Publicity Revving Up

With less than three weeks to go to the April 23 celebration, World Book Night’s national publicity campaign and indie booksellers’ local outreach are already paying off, said U.S. executive director Carl Lennertz.

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26 Mar

Amy Poehler Named World Book Night Honorary Chairperson

World Book Night U.S. announced on Tuesday that Amy Poehler will be the honorary chairperson for this April 23’s World Book Night campaign.

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20 Mar

Ingram Offers Extra Discount on World Book Night Titles

To help booksellers meet the demand that World Book Night publicity will bring, Ingram is offering stores an extra two percent discount on this year’s featured titles.

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20 Mar

Grant From James Patterson to Enable Video Recording of Children’s Institute

ABA’s upcoming ABC Children’s Institute is totally oversubscribed, but thanks to a grant from author James Patterson the event’s plenary and breakout education sessions, as well as interviews of keynote and reception authors, will be available to all ABA member booksellers on video in the weeks following the event.

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13 Mar

World Book Night Announces Top Indie Giver Locations

World Book Night U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz has announced the independent bookstore (single location) with the most givers for World Book Night 2014.

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11 Mar

FAQs About James Patterson’s $1 Million Giveaway to Indie Bookstores

These FAQs were provided by James Patterson to help answer booksellers’ questions about his $1 million pledge to independent bookstores with children’s sections that are committed to fostering a love of reading among children and young adults.

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27 Feb

95th Annual Children’s Book Week Poster Unveiled

The official 2014 Children’s Book Week poster commemorating the 95th year of the reading and literacy celebration, running this year from May 12 to 18, was designed by Robin Preiss Glasser, the award-winning illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series.

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27 Feb

World Book Night Adds Special Edition of Twelve Years a Slave

World Book Night U.S. announced today that a special World Book Night edition of Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave will be made available to schools as part of this year’s April 23 celebration of reading.

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24 Feb

APA Offers WBN Givers Free Audio Downloads

World Book Night U.S. announced a partnership this week with the Audio Publishers Association  to give free audiobook downloads to the 25,000 WBN volunteer givers and bookseller givers.

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20 Feb

James Patterson Begins Distributing $1 Million to Indie Bookstores

Author James Patterson has begun fulfilling his promise to give away $1 million in grants to independent bookstores, distributing $267,000 to 55 bookstores across the country thus far.

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12 Feb

BTW News Briefs

BEA author breakfast emcees announced; World Read Aloud Day to be celebrated March 5; Study shows changes in use of college course materials; Chronicle to distribute Twirl Books; Image recognition feature added to Amazon app

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16 Jan

BTW News Briefs

NBCC awards finalists announced; Holiday sales numbers as predicted; IBM says e-commerce will lose to bricks-and-mortar; S&S to launch Simon 451 imprint; Deadline approaching for NBF’s Innovations in Reading Prize; Macmillan to distribute Guinness World Records; Laurie Muchnick named fiction editor at Kirkus

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14 Jan

World Book Night Announces New Developments for Year Three

World Book Night U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz has announced a number of new developments regarding the April 23 celebration of reading.

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