Information for Publishers, Authors, and Agents

World Book Night has the full backing of the Publishers Association, the Independent Publishers Guild, the Booksellers Association, The Association of Authors’ Agents, the Society of Authors and libraries across UK and Ireland. It is run by The Reading Agency.

There are many ways for the industry to be involved with World Book Night whether directly as one of the World Book Night edition publishers or by supporting us through spreading the love of reading.

Spread the Word

Whether you're closely involved or not you can still help us spread the word by telling everyone in your network about World Book Night. Connect with us on social media using the buttons at the top of the page. Or use good old fashioned actual word of mouth!

Support us

World Book Night receives funding from publishers whose books are featured in World Book Night as well as donations from individuals, companies and trusts and foundations who share our passion for books and reading and value our work. If you would like to support or work please make a donation via Just Giving or contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On World Book Night

No writer can ask more than this: that his book should be handed in thousands to people who might otherwise never get to read it, and who will in turn hand it to thousands more. That his book should also pass from one generation to another as a story to challenge and excite each reader in his time – that is beyond his most ambitious dreams.

John le Carré

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