Edwards Brothers Malloy Helps In Giving Away A Half Million Books In One Day.
Ann Arbor, MI, April 19, 2012—Edwards Brothers Malloy is pleased to announce its support for World Book Night, an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books. In one day, April 23, 2012, the organization and its thousands of volunteers will go out into their communities to promote books and reading by giving out half a million free paperbacks. Edwards Brothers Malloy donated prepress services, printing, and binding for 35,000 copies of Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger, published by Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group.
“We’re pleased to support the efforts of such an ambitious project that promotes a love of books and reading,” said John Edwards, President and CEO of Edwards Brothers Malloy. “The fact that volunteers will be attempting to reach new or light readers, who might be encouraged to go on to become lifelong lovers of books, is an especially important aspect of the program. We have long supported literacy efforts in our community and are pleased to be a part of this initiative.”
World Book Night was introduced in 2011 in the United Kingdom and Ireland to bring attention to books for adult readers and is being launched in the United States this year. The books were chosen by a panel of booksellers and librarians through several rounds of voting. Members of the public were invited to apply to be one of the thousands of volunteers who will be passing out books to those who may be reluctant readers or who are part of an underserved community with limited access to books. The half million donated books were provided and distributed through coordinated donations from book manufacturers such as Edwards Brothers Malloy and from publishers, authors, and distributors.
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Edwards Brothers Malloy
734-769-1000, ext. 325
About Edwards Brothers Malloy, Inc.: Formed in 2012 by the merger of Edwards Brothers, Inc. (est. 1893) and Malloy Incorporated (est. 1960), Edwards Brothers Malloy is the 6th largest book and journal manufacturer in the United States with 900 employees and $115 million in annual sales. The company runs one of the largest digital print operations in North America with 10 locations in the United States and Canada, plus another in the United Kingdom. Edwards Brothers Malloy also offers fulfillment services in the United States for smaller publishers as well as global printing and distribution through its gps Global Print Solutions partnership, giving publishers a single print supply chain solution. For longer offset runs, it has the largest fleet of Timsons web presses in the country as well as numerous sheetfed presses. Combined, its offset and digital printing platforms provide a Life of Title solution for helping publishers maximize revenues and profits on the life of every title. For more information, visit our web sites at www.malloy.com and www.edwardsbrothers.com.
About World Book Night: World Book Night is an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books. To be held in the United States as well as the United Kingdom and Ireland on April 23, 2012, it will see tens of thousands of people go out into their communities to spread the joy and love of reading by giving out free World Book Night paperbacks. World Book Night U.S. is a nonprofit organization and is applying for tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information, visit www.us.worldbooknight.org.