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Pubs for the Hub to raise funds for Boston; Intuit’s “Make a Wish” contest for small business owners returns; ALA’s list of most challenged titles released; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announces Take 5; Books Are My Bag to launch in U.K.; Simon & Schuster in pilot program with New York City libraries; Ingram adds Ebook Library titles to OASIS

Parties to Put World Book Night Givers in the Spirit

Indie booksellers are gearing up for the April 23rd celebration of World Book Night with parties and book pickup events planned at hundreds of locations across the country.

World Book Night’s Top Giver Regions

World Book Night has released a list of the towns, cities, and regions that are home to the most volunteer givers per capita.

Industry Players Discuss Common Core and the Trade Market

Publishers, authors, and others with a stake in how the new Common Core State Standards will shape our country’s educational system gathered on the morning of Wednesday, April 10, at the Random House offices in New York City for an open-ended panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges for the trade book market.

Countdown to World Book Night: Two Weeks to Go

New authors and events have been added to the World Book Night kickoff schedule, including poetry readings and the handout of WBN titles to audience members at Broadway shows.

Countdown to World Book Night: Three Weeks to Go

Details about the first of Monday, April 22’s Kick Off Celebrations are now up on World Book Night’s Facebook page, as are national and regional maps pinpointing giver locations.

World Book Night Countdown: Four Weeks Out

As the April 23rd celebration of World Book Night approaches, U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz is issuing weekly updates and reminders to volunteer givers, bookstores and libraries, and the publishing community.

World Book Night Begins Countdown to April 23

With just under five weeks until April 23, World Book Night U.S. is launching a weekly countdown of scheduling, publicity, and resource material updates.

World Book Night: Ingram Offers Extra Discount, New Partners Join the Cause

To help booksellers meet the demand that World Book Night publicity will bring, Ingram is offering an extra two percent discount on the event’s 32 featured titles from March 4 through April 30, 2013.

World Book Night Reaches Major Milestones

This week, U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz announced several major milestones in the preparations for this year’s giveaway of a half million free books during the April 23 celebration of World Book Night. 

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