Monday 30th November

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About

World Book Night U.S. Suspending Operations

Posted at 12:23PM Wednesday 02 Jul 2014

Citing a lack of funding from outside the book industry, World Book Night U.S. is suspending operations.

Executive director Carl Lennertz said, "This has been a remarkable, passionate undertaking, and it has been a success by all measures, except for one: outside funding.

Lennertz said that WBN U.S. had hoped to raise money through grant requests, "but there are a lot of other worthy causes out there and only so much money available."

Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more

Search the news archive:

More Book Trade News

Mervyn Peake Collection Put Up For Sale

A large collection of works by British author Mervyn Peake, who wrote his famous Gormenghast trilogy while living in Sark, have gone on sale

Guardian Best Books Of 2015

Compelling fiction, a game-changing biography and a 900-page whopper for food nerds

Oneiron, By Laura Lindstedt, Wins Finlandia Prize

But author Lindstedt slams government after Finlandia win

The Little Prince Soars In A New Movie Trailer

Movie adaptation originally came out in France back in July 2015

J.K. Rowling Fuels a Twitter Debate on Severus Snape

JK Rowling reveals why Harry Potter named his son after Snape

National Library Of Luxembourg Has 72,000 E-books

One of the largest digital collections in Europe

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Hot Key Announces A Raft Of YA Acquisitions
  2. Changes At Penguin Random House Australia And New Zealand
  3. Cuts At Penguin Random House Australia And New Zealand
  4. Amazon Resets Account Passwords Feared Compromised
  5. Promotions At Granta Books And Portobello Books
  6. Tintin Expert Becomes First Uk Professor Of Comics
  7. Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2015 Winning Authors Revealed
  8. Pearson Did Things By The Textbook But The Customers Had Ripped It Up
  9. World Book Night Criticised For All-White 2016 Giveaway List
  10. Irish Book Awards 2015 Winning Authors