World Book Night U.S. will partner with Shindig video chat events to announce the books selected for World Book Night 2014, which will take place on April 23.

Booksellers, librarians, givers, and other guests (including PW's own Calvin Reid) in New York City and around the country will announce the 30 WBN titles chosen on October 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m on the video chat platform. WBN and Shindig will also conduct a monthlong WBN 2014 countdown in the spring.

"Our volunteer givers are going to love both the inside look at WBN and the publishing world, and the first look at the books and authors they will choose as their own WBN pick,” said WBN U.S. executive director Carl Lennertz.

Steve Gottlieb, CEO of Shindig, added: “We’re so happy to do this in support of WBN’s great mission, and we’ll facilitate the whole thing in October and next spring. We love the book pick live announcement idea, and we’ll be there for the entire month countdown leading up to April 23, 2014.”