CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- World Book, Inc., a leading publisher of digital and print educational products--including World Book Online, comprising over 20 digital educational and reference products, and The World Book Encyclopedia--is making many of its popular educational titles available in e-book format and accessible through a unique interactive platform, World Book eBooks.
James Patterson is in no need of a bailout. The author of bestsellers including “Along Came a Spider” and “Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas” currently occupies spots on four different New York Times bestseller lists with three discrete books. (Those would be “Alex Cross, Run”; “Now You See Her,” written with Michael Ledwidge; and “I, Michael Bennett,” written with Ledwidge also.)
Despite his success in a strain of genre fiction not often recommended in classrooms, Patterson has become, suddenly, the closest thing the publishing industry has to an ambassador. The multimillion-seller author placed an ad last weekend in the New York
From Kodiak to Key West, Concord to Carlsbad, Grand Forks to Galveston, in 6,200 towns and cities across America, more than 25,000 World Book Night U.S. volunteers will go out and personally hand out a half million free books to new or light readers on one day: April 23, 2013.
On April 23, less than forty-eight hours from now, World Book Night will be upon us. April 23 was selected for the event to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday and UNESCO’s International Day of the Book as a night to share the love of books. Tens of thousands of people will be giving out paperback copies of selected books to light readers and non-readers in hopes of spurring a love for reading. Although most of the titles are for adults, a few teen and young adult books are included in the mix. Over a half a million books
World Book Night has had a record number of givers sign up, with more than 23,000 people volunteering to hand out books in their communities.
More than half of the applicants have never taken part in the event before, with people applying from across the country, including the Scilly Isles and Outer Hebrides.
Taking place on April 23rd, World Book Night will see delivery service Yodel distribute 400,000 books to giver collection points, while a further 100,000 books will be sent directly…
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.
As reference materials continue to move online, the New York Public Library will continue to keep print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia in all its 87 branch libraries, which are found in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island.
“We definitely think it’s relevant for certain groups of users,” said Denise Hibay, NYPL’s head of collection development.
“A group of students come into a branch after school. There are only so many computer terminals in a branch, so we want this to be available for them, as a backup,” Hibay said. “And some people still prefer the print volume.”
World Book Night U.S. has announced the selection of its honorary national chairperson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Anna Quindlen, and revealed the WBN 2012 U.S. book picks. In addition, World Book Night U.S. has opened the registration process for those wishing to become volunteer book givers.
Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines have announced the 2010 inductees into the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame, the industry's most prestigious awards recognition for excellence in book and magazine publishing production and manufacturing.
I have just returned from the Publishing Business Conference & Expo in New York (full coverage begins on page 10) and couldn’t help but feel that this year, more than ever, there was a sense of camaraderie, a message of “We can do this. Look at all the opportunity out there.” In an interview for this issue, Jane Friedman, president and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide (see the story on HarperCollins on page 18), said, “I think that, in the past, publishers have been afraid of change. … What we’re all seeing now is that experimentation is necessary, and … everybody is facing the