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

World Book night strips everything away to the bare essential: the good hearted feeling of a book in your hand, a companion by your side, the best of friends on your road through life. A good book nourishes the soul and gladdens the heart. It lifts you and makes things seem possible that didn't seem possible before. I am so happy that Red Dust Road has been chosen as one of the twenty books to be passed hand to hand, word to mouth, on the road.

Jackie Kay

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