Kate DiCamillo

The Library of Congress has made one of the more welcome literary announcements of the new year with the news that  children’s author Kate DiCamillo is to be America’s next National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. In this post, she has to raise “national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to [...]

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A year ago, on August 24, 2011, the Kindle Daily Deal was launched. The first featured book was The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. Yesterday’ price – $5.59, today’s discount – $4.20, Kindle Daily Deal price – $1.39. Since that time, the discount mantra comes back every night around 12:00 AM, Pacific time. It’s interesting to [...]

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.
World Book Night is an ambitious campaign to give away a million free books across America all on one day — April 23, 2012 — by enlisting 50,000 volunteer book lovers to help promote reading by going into their communities and distributing free copies of a book they especially enjoy. World Book Night was successfully launched in the UK earlier this year, and now the U.S. is joining the effort, which is supported by American publishers, bookstores and libraries nationwide.

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