I’m rather excited, I got an e-mail just after midnight last night (didn’t read it until this morning though), telling me I’d been selected to be a giver of books on World Book Night which happens in the UK on March 5th following on from World Book Day on March 3rd.
People were asked to apply to give away 48 copies of a particular book from a broad selection of 25 titles. You had to choose a title from the list, say why you picked it and who you would give it to. They needed a massive 20,000 volunteers to give away a million books between them and it’s great to hear they got more than the minimum.
I was delighted when I spotted that my book of the year from 2010 happened to be in the list, so I applied for that and was delighted to get my first choice. I have definite plans on how I aim to give out my 48 books – I’m going to keep it local, but am not going to say any more for now. I’m very much looking forward to it though.
What are your thoughts about World Book Night?