According to Writers & Artists (a UK organisation), tomorrow is World Book Day, when “people across the globe will celebrate authors, illustrators and – most importantly – beautiful books.”

This is a great and important event.  I just find it confusing that World Book Night is in April, Read An EBook week is this week (although I thought it had disappeared for a while), Children’s Book Week is in the USA in May and Children’s Book Day is in June in the UK.

So, wherever you are, celebrate books tomorrow, and read an ebook this week.  And every week.

And since it’s Insecure Writers Support Group day, why not celebrate by visiting an insecure writer (which usually means any writer of your choice) and buying one of their books.  If you don’t want to buy it, find a free book on Smashwords – or a discounted one.  See Monday’s post for my offers!

Am I the only insecure writer that wonders what I should be doing for all these Weeks/Days/Nights?

Tomorrow is World Book Day 2015 #IWSG
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6 thoughts on “Tomorrow is World Book Day 2015 #IWSG

  • 4 March, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    I can’t even keep track of them, let alone do anything! And I believe yesterday was Dr. Seuss’s birthday. I’m sorry to say our library didn’t do anything about it 🙁

    • 4 March, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      One of these days I will have to read some Dr Seuss…

  • 4 March, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Great suggestions for someone for whom these events don’t register!

    • 4 March, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      I think when I started out I thought these things were important and would bring lots of traffic… now I’m not so sure.

  • 4 March, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    It does get a bit crazy and makes these days feel like ‘Hallmark’ holidays. I rarely see good publicity for them, so the average reader likely doesn’t know. That said, I love that you suggested what an average reader can do to celebrate the day. I’ll add that if a reader can’t purchase a book they are interested in, they should see if their library will.

    Happy March, Jemima!

    • 5 March, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Thanks, Kai. I suspect my lack of spotting these things in advance may be that I don’t have school age kids. There was a huge piece on the morning tv shows on World Book Day and what schools are doing to celebrate it. Dressing as book characters seems to be a theme!

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