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Quick Reads - Get hooked on books

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Quick Reads is the biggest industry-wide book publishing and bookselling initiative for adults ever undertaken in the UK. An innovative series of short and accessible fiction and non-fiction, Quick Reads are aimed at the 12 million adults across the UK who are not confident readers or who struggle to finish a book. The Quick Reads initiative aims to turn 12 million reluctant readers into 12 million addicted readers.

  • Short, fast-paced books by best selling authors
  • 14 titles launched on World Book Day, 2 March 2006, including two in Welsh
  • A further 14 titles available in May, including two Welsh language titles
  • Adventure, crime, women's fiction, fantasy, humour, self-help, football
  • Suitable for emergent readers, but with the quality and depth to appeal to avid readers and fans of the authors
  • RRP £2.99 - £1-off book vouchers widely distributed
  • Backed by a major marketing and publicity campaign

Authors include:

  • Patrick Augustus
  • Maeve Binchy
  • John Bird
  • Richard Branson
  • Rowan Coleman
  • Mick Dennis and the Premier League
  • Tom Holt

If you are an organisation with adult learners or potential readers who might benefit from Quick Reads and you'd like some £1-off book tokens please email Ruth Yarnit stating how many tokens you would like and your name and postal address.

£1 off Quick Reads
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