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The Largest Book Give-Away Ever Attempted!

http://www.worldbooknight.org/2010/12/the-largest-book-give-away-ever-attempted/

If you would like to be a book-giver then you have to apply before 0900 UK time on Tuesday, 4 January 2011. Successful applicants will be contacted on Friday, 28 January, and you will receive your box of 48 books in the week before World Book Night, which is on Saturday, 5 March 2011.

From today, 2 December 2010, members of the public are invited to apply to be one of the 20,000 givers of 48 copies of their favourite book chosen from a carefully selected list of 25 titles. Most givers are expected to be passionate readers who will take pleasure in recommending a book they love to other readers. However, World Book Night will also encourage givers to pass the books on to others who either may be reluctant readers or who are part of communities with less access to books, bookshops and libraries. 960,000 books will be distributed by givers and a further 40,000 will be distributed by WBN to people who might not otherwise be able to participate.

20,000 passionate book lovers will give away 1,000,000 books on the inaugural World Book Night

The countdown begins. World Book Night will take place on Saturday 5 March 2011 and will be broadcast in partnership with BBC Two. This dynamic and unprecedented industry-wide initiative to celebrate adult books and reading will see one million free books given away on World Book Night by 20,000 passionate readers to other members of the public across the UK and Ireland. World Book Night will take place two days after World Book Day, the established nationwide reading campaign.

Direct links: http://www.worldbooknight.org/2010/12/the-largest-book-give-away-ever-attempted/

http://www.worldbooknight.org/become-a-giver/apply-to-be-a-book-giver/
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#2
&lt;3<3 this is a wonderful idea, I have applied in order to share (hopefully) a fantastic book with my local community. You get 48 copies if chosen to share with a group etc
#3
Have also entered, asking for "All quiet on the Western Front".

If you haven't seen the original 1930 film of the book then do so, it's brilliant.
#4
Hmmm........Me thinks Link is Broken :p
It keeps bouncing me back to the HUKD homepage.....
#5
rihanna08
Hmmm........Me thinks Link is Broken :p
It keeps bouncing me back to the HUKD homepage.....


See second post - http://www.worldbooknight.org/2010/12/the-largest-book-give-away-ever-attempted/
#6
good deal but it asks where you would like to pick the books up from.
so that means you would have to go and get them.
so im not voteing on this one but i sill think its hot.
#7
thedrisback
good deal but it asks where you would like to pick the books up from.
so that means you would have to go and get them.
so im not voteing on this one but i sill think its hot.


You pick them up from your local library or shop...you have to distribute the 48 books anyway so what's the big deal picking them up? Also how can you think it's hot...but not vote it hot? Strange.
#8
thedrisback
good deal but it asks where you would like to pick the books up from.so that means you would have to go and get them.so im not voteing on this one but i sill think its hot.


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#9
Have voted hot! Excellent initiative finally!

Am sorry but if someone is prepared to offer me 48 books to share within my community I would be very happy to travel oooh...0.2 miles to fetch them!

Still free and still excellent.



Didn't notice the 'deals' now had to state prices including petrol to the stores....
#10
HOW DO I REGISISTER???????????????
#11
Brilliant idea and can't wait to be a "book-giver"!
#12
Help I want to participate but I cant find where to apply.
#13
I would love to receive these books and would travel to collect as I am an avid reader and would be delighted to give and to share with others
#14
How does one apply to be a 'giver' for world book night, please?
#15
hi there I would love to submit an application to become one of the 20 000 giver awayers, cant seem to access the appllcation.... whats to be done?
j.de.B
#16
Voted hot, have applied for Agent Zigzag. I've been wanting to read this for a while and I know my collegues would find this exciting as well as interesting.
#17
Would love to be a book giver but not clear about how to apply.
There is nothing like being lost in a book and then wanting others to share the experience.
#18
I have read most of the books and know many people who would benefit would reading any of them
#19
I have read many of the books you are giving away and I know many people who would bebefit from reading any of them. My mother lives in a Bupa nursing hoe and there ae many nurses and care worker, who I am very friendly with who I know would learn a lot from many of the books you are giving away.
#21
Everybook seizes our time when read and the initiative and vision of reaching so many people thorough the written word is bold and beautiful.Like some massive assault on the cognitive processes of Joe , who wants to enter into the world of creative writers and hopes one day he will.Well, maybe this major project will enable countless people to enjoy,learn and grow thorough the written and magical world of books . If I can help, please count me in.
#22
Gone for this :)

Love reading and would be happy to encourage others to

Edited By: kelly_o_fanatic on Dec 02, 2010 21:46
#23
thanks for the heads-up OP :) - it's being reported on the BBC news now.
#24
I've applied to share 'Stuart' by Alexander Masters. A very enjoyable and thought provoking read - in case anyone wants to check it out. It was also made into a fantastic TV drama by the BBC starring Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch which is available on DVD (which I didn't know before and have just ordered)
#25
I love the feel of a book and get excited at seeing a pile waiting to be read. I want to pass this passion on to other people, especially a younger generation, and to encourage them to read a book made of paper and not via a computer, which to me is mindless. I enjoy getting lost in a good book and forget any problems I may have.
#26
val2
I enjoy getting lost in a good book and forget any problems I may have.


I think you're confusing the word "book" with beer. :)
#27
Applied thanks alot!!!8)
#28
I still don't understand. Why would I want to buy 48 books, costing me £200 or much more then give them away? The website is pretty unclear
#29
I had email to say that the deadline was extended and 'givers' would be informed by the 31/01
Has anyone heard anything?
I applied for the curious incident of the dog.:)
#30
Both me and my mum were accepted as 'givers', very happy indeed as avid readers and live a bit in the sticks so can share with others unable to reach a store easily.

I got Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife and Mum got Case Studies by Kate Atkinson. Neither of us have been able to enter our preferred pick up point on the website but have been provided with the email address to contact them and pick our destination that way.

Very excited about this, Wondering up ways of handing out our books to the community. x
#31
confused123
I still don't understand. Why would I want to buy 48 books, costing me £200 or much more then give them away? The website is pretty unclear

Where does it say you pay for them? You don't. It's a free initiative to get people reading. I get 48 books for free to give to others for free.

NatleP
I had email to say that the deadline was extended and 'givers' would be informed by the 31/01Has anyone heard anything?I applied for the curious incident of the dog.:)

We got our emails at 0.44 this morning, they had a very late night bless them!
#32
storysacks that's great news :)
#33
didn't see this thread so missed out. Anyone get Life of Pi?
#34
Hi All,

If you try now to select a collection point on there website its now working and you can make your selection if not facebook them there is a thread on there :)
hope this helps
#35
Hi All,

If you try now to select a collection point on there website its now working and you can make your selection if not facebook them there is a thread on there :)
hope this helps

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