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World Book Night 2012 receives 3,000 nominations

5th July 2011

Over 3,000 nominations have been received from the public for the titles which will be given away on World Book Night 2012, it has been revealed.

After the tremendous success of the first World Book Night this year, plans were soon formulated to make the 2012 event even better, with members of the public invited to cast their votes for which books will be handed out on April 3rd next year.

So far, 3,000 different titles have been nominated by 1,500 balloters in the space of a week, with classics such as Pride and Prejudice and The Lord of the Rings sitting alongside modern favourites including The Book Thief and The Time Traveler's Wife.

Julia Kingsford, chief executive of World Book Night, told the Bookseller that the broad selection of proposed titles highlights the 'diverse tastes' of British readers.

'Seeing the passionate comments left by readers and watching the list change and evolve as more and more people contribute is fantastic and cuts to the core of what World Book Night is about - sharing a love of reading,' she explained.

The ballot will remain open until August 31st, after which the 100 most popular books will be whittled down to a final list of 25 by the World Book Night panel and announced in mid-October.

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