Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Spread the Word

Back in October 08 I posted the link to the longlist of books selected as part of the Spread the Word campaign.

Things have rapidly moved on from there and this is where they stand now:

Voting to find The Book to Talk About 2009 has recommenced.

Votes on the long list have not been carried over and so you are invited to cast your vote again for any of the titles on the shortlist of ten. All ten titles offer something unique, refreshing and stimulating, and each would make a worthy winner. You can continue to comment upon all the titles; comments will be published shortly after being received.

Every week a random draw will result in one voting lucky winner receiving £100* worth of National Book Tokens.

You can also take part in our survey to discover readers' guilty reading secrets http://www.spread-the-word.org.uk/guilty-secrets/

A participant chosen at random will win £100 *(or Euro equivalent) worth of National Book Tokens (UK and Ireland-based participants only eligible)

About Spread the Word: Books to Talk About

Thousands of books are published every year, and only a small percentage makes the mark that it should.

The World Book Day team asked publishers large and small to submit books they thought deserved to reach a wider readership – most specifically those that would make good subjects for discussion, those that don’t merely entertain, but give greater food for thought.

From the many submissions received, we selected fifty titles we felt fulfil the criteria.

This year we have included both fiction and non-fiction on the list, with something for all interests and tastes.

Voting on the long list ended at 12 noon on 2nd January 2009. A short list of ten titles is announced on 30th January 2009 and voting has recommenced. Voting closes at noon on Friday 27th February. The winner will be announced on World Book Day - Thursday 5th March 2009.

I've just popped by and cast my vote for Natasha Mostert's Season of the Witch as it is such a superb piece of work. Here is my review I did for Season of the Witch along with the interview Natasha graciously let me have.

Happy reading and voting!

This is the link - thanks for pointing out the lack of that, Rache!


Leatherdykeuk said...


Perhaps you might want to add a link? It took me a few minutes to find via google.

Liz said...

Done! Thanks for pointing out my silliness!