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.

The World Book Night Book Club

Monthly Book Club titles are chosen on merit by The Reading Agency staff. If you'd like to send us a book for consideration please get in touch via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On World Book Night

It's a great honour to have The White Queen selected for World Book Night. I am especially pleased that this novel will be read by so many extra thousands of readers as it is the story of a Queen of England who lived her life with great courage and grace and yet has been neglected by history. I love bringing the lives of ordinary women from long ago to the attention of readers today and it is a delight to think that this book will be part of such an imaginative venture.

Philippa Gregory

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