The Italian Publishers Association has produced a song praising the ‘lives of a book’ for a reading promotion, with revenues going to the visually impaired.
Dani Zacarias of Worldreader argues book donations have a dramatic impact on the developing world and it is both easier and cheaper in the digital age.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has spent a decade leveraging the skills of publishing pros bring the love of books to remote communities in Australia.
A new start-up in South Africa, Book Dash, focuses on creating and giving away free, high-quality books to needy children and encourages them to become lifelong readers
An innovative collaboration between a French children’s publisher l’école des loisirs and a children’s hospital results in something extraordinary.
Scholastic has donated 1 million books to Reach Out and Read, a literacy charity that works to provide books to at-risk children via doctors and nurses.
Formerly part of Borders, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation has given some $4.1 million to 2,700 individuals since 1996. Now, they’re auctioning Borders’ old signage.
Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has been helping writers cope with medical expenses and other needs; since the start of recession applications for grants have doubled.
BookCrossing’s ‘leave a book for a stranger to find’ program has gone global, with 71% of its 1.2m members outside the US and several nations using it to promote reading.
Concord Free Press’s unconventional generosity based publishing gives away limited-edition books by A-list writers and has raised $250,000 for charity.