World Book Night U.S. confirmed today that the second World Book Night is set for Tuesday, April 23, 2013, and that plans are in motion on several fronts to build on last year's campaign. This April, 25,000 volunteer book givers in 5,800 towns and cities across America gave a total of 500,000 paperbacks to members of their communities.

Voting for the WBN 2013 picks by a panel of librarians, independent booksellers and Barnes & Noble buyers is underway and among the titles they are choosing from are suggestions from this year's book givers. “We want the givers, booklovers all, to be heard, and to keep them part of this process year-round," explained Carl Lennertz, executive director of WBN US.

Also starting up are regular meetings of a new World Book Night steering committee and the establishment of sub-committees, including Media Strategy, Author Events, Fundraising & Sponsorship, Friends of WBN, and Book Production & Logistics. Committee members will be announced in August.