Book News

31 Jul 2015
The Arts Council has committed a further $10.5 million to 26 arts organisations in its latest multi-year investment funding round.   Arts Council Chairman, Dr Dick Grant says the Toi...
30 Jul 2015
Good news, booksellers – noted New Zealand children’s educational publishers Global Education Systems have devised completely new programs and products for early reading for the retail...
30 Jul 2015
New Zealand’s Anna Smaill makes the list for her debut The Chimes (Sceptre), a literary dystopia set in a society where music has replaced the written word. Bill...
30 Jul 2015
Bookshops and kids are the winners today, with the announcement of the booksellers across Australia and New Zealand who will benefit from the $100,000 grant James Patterson pledged when...
27 Jul 2015
Australia’s book industry: authors, publishers, booksellers and rights managers are calling on the Federal and State Governments to reduce the Low Value Threshold on offshore purchases to...
26 Jul 2015
Twenty passionate and entertaining authors, excited children, more than 70 events, and a tons of fun and inspiration mark this year’s New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults...
22 Jul 2015
by Louise Ward When we bought our bookshop two and a half years ago we had no idea what meeting with publishers’ reps would be like. As the shop had been running its stock down, reps...
20 Jul 2015
Three top notch young Kiwi book designers contested the PANZ Young Designer of the Year Award for 2015 at Auckland’s Sapphire Room this evening (16 July 2015).   
18 Jul 2015
The book that ruled them all at the PANZ Book Design Awards 2015 was Cardboard Cathedral by Andrew Barrie which won the best illustrated and best typography categories of the awards for designer...
16 Jul 2015
Elizabeth Heritage - This week, The Read investigates the place of contemporary fiction in Aotearoa. What is it, how important is it, and how does it sell. And do sales matter for this...