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, the Reading Agency and libraries across UK and Ireland.
There are many ways for the industry to be involved with World Book Night whether directly as one of the WBN titles or author recommends or by supporting our mission to spread the love of reading.
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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!
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How do books get chosen for World Book Night?
Each year's World Book Night books are chosen indepedently so there is no opportunity for publishers, agents or authors to nominate books for inclusion though of course it's always nice to know if an author would be keen to participate. For a book to be considered for World Book Night it must be published in the UK in mass market paperback. Our criteria for choice is very broad but we do look for books or authors that are already popularly established as WBN wouldn't work if we were unable to find enough givers for each title
The World Book Night Book Club