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Posted by Valentine014 (Member # 5981) on :
Register to be a WBN 2012 Giver

Do you love a book so much you want everyone to read it?

World Book Night launched in the UK in 2011 and saw passionate readers across that beautiful country, give 1 million books to light or non readers to spread the joy and love of reading. Reading changes lives and at the heart of World Book Night lies the simplest of ideas and acts - that of putting a book into another person’s hand and saying ‘this one’s amazing, you have to read it’.

Now, it's our time to join the cause.

World Book Night 2012 will be held on April 23 - in the US and the UK - and we’re looking for 50,000 volunteer book givers to hand out 20 copies each - for a total of 1 million free special World Book Night paperbacks!

In order to be a book giver you must be:

Aged 16 or over and a resident of the United States
Able to pick up 20 copies of your book from your local bookshop or library
Committed to giving your books away on World Book Night to non or light readers

Givers will be chosen based on where, to whom & why you want to give books away.

Oh, by the way, Ender's Game is one of the books you can give away!
Posted by Valentine014 (Member # 5981) on :
I signed up with the story of how I met my husband (on this forum, of course!), so I think I have a pretty good chance of being picked.

Just to clarify, you wouldn't pay for this books, they are probably paid for out of a grant.
Posted by Aros (Member # 4873) on :
Will the books be available in Kindle format?

[Big Grin]
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
I don't think I'd be able to relate to a non or light reader enough to know what book to give them.
Posted by Valentine014 (Member # 5981) on :
Dear World Book Night book giver,

Yes, you read that right: World Book Night book giver! Has a nice ring to it, yes? And you're one of them, or will be on April 23! Thank you!!!!!!!

Three things for you to do right now:

1) Smile, shout; whatever you like to do to celebrate. And accept our grateful thanks for your application. World Book Night is all about you and your passion for books and your community and fellow citizen.

2) TELL MORE OF YOUR FRIENDS! You're in, the deadline has been extended to Monday, Feb. 6 at midnight, and the more the merrier.

3) Mark your calendars: look for another email the wk. of Feb. 13 with the call to go online and choose your pick-up bookstore or library.

4) Do NOT gloat if a friend or colleague didn't get this email. (Not that this is the golden WillyWonka ticket, but we do hope you are as happy as we are.) More about this follows.

If someone you know who applied didn't hear from us, it's one of several things: a bad email address; an email blocker (even though we used Constant Contact, a great service); some act of nature as one of the four application reviewers had a twitch or coffee jolt; or your pal applied in the last few days, which we haven't read yet. (Yes, there is a very slight chance that their application wasn't, umm, good . . . nah, not a friend of ours! Have them check spam.)

The only bummer we have to report is that many of you will not be getting your first choice of Hunger Games; it was that popular. Hopefully, you'll be happy with your second choice; we think so--it's an amazing list of books, yes? If the change of book changes where you want to go, you don't need to reapply; we trust you.

We also know that several hundred folks who we accepted as givers won't get this email for the reasons noted above; if you know someone, tell them that everyone who applied with any care or thoughtfulness will get their box of books come April 23. Everyone take a deep breath. We'll find a way, and we plan to have extra boxes stationed all over America. No book lover will be denied.

Again, tell more people and . . . THANK YOU!!

The World Book Night U.S. Team

Yay! But for those of you just hearing about it, there is still time to apply!

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