Mexico and Canada join the USA in the 2017 #ProjectReadathon ‘Million Minutes Campaign’ to release 300,000 books to Save the Children’s literacy programs.
Marking 10 years of community readings of books, the USA’s National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read reboots itself with a new, contemporary aim in literature for whole cities to read together.
World Book Night gives away 500,000 print books. Wouldn’t it make good sense to extend the promotion by offering free ebooks as well?
The United States celebrated World Book Night on April 23, which meant that over 25,000 volunteers throughout the country handed out half a million free books to promote reading.
Publishing is doing all it can to convince people to buy books and read, but still 47% of Americans don’t. It’s time to try something radical: let’s start with men.
UK charity World Book Night to launch in the US in 2012 and give away 1 million books around the country.