make literary history . . . again

23/06/2011 by Katie Allen

Fancy being part of literary history? If so, get voting for the titles that you would like to see given away on World Book Night 2012.

The second annual World Book Night will take place on 23rd April, when 500,000 books of 25 titles will be given away for free by a team of volunteers. The decision for what those titles will be begins with a public ballot. A World Book Night panel will then whittle a top 100 down to the final 25, to be announced in mid-October.

Created to raise the profile of books, especially for people who might not be big readers, the first World Book Night saw 20,000 volunteers hand out one million free books in March this year, while special programmes ran on the BBC and events took place across the UK. Those titles included Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Marian Keyes' Rachel's Holiday and David Nicholls' One Day.

To vote for your top 10 books to be given away, or to volunteer to be a giver, go to www.worldbooknight.org.

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