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November 9, 2012

WBN 2013 titles revealed

Filed under: Books — Tags: , , , , , — Bookblurb @ 6:06 am

 | By Charlotte Williams

A graphic novel from Rebellion and a Quick Reads title are among the chosen World Book Night UK books for 2013. The scheme to give away 500,000 books will run in the US for a second year, though its future in Germany is currently “unclear”.

The BBC has returned as a media partner for the UK event, with the book selection to feature on BBC1’s “The One Show” tonight (8th November) as well as on “Newsnight Review”. Time magazine is also an agreed media partner, with details of its coverage to follow.

World Book Night c.e.o. Julia Kingsford said the UK initiative is emphasising accessibility in 2013, with the list of books down from 25 titles to 20 and givers being asked to distribute a less demanding 20 copies of their chosen title, down from 24 at 2012’s event. Of the half a million books, 400,000 will be distributed by individual givers, with an additional 100,000 to be distributed centrally by WBN through charity partners and institutions.

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