Members News

Thousands of booksellers & librarians can now see your Book2Look widgets on Nielsen

Nielsen Book is delighted to announce that your Book2Look widgets are now available to view within our Nielsen BookData Online service which is used by booksellers and libraries worldwide to search and discover books.
Your widgets are embedded alongside the bibliographic metadata for your title. Subscribers can simply click on the links to open and view your widgets.
Your Book2Look widgets are now visible to thousands of booksellers and librarians who can use them to inform their purchasing/stock selection decisions, share content with their customers/users and support local in store promotions. 

New Nicky Hager Book Hits Stores - Note from Potton & Burton

Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson launched the new book Hit & Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour on Tuesday night at Unity Books Wellington and we expect media and customer interest in this title. 
Due to the sensitivity surrounding the contents, we have been unable to provide pre-notification of the release and therefore we have taken the liberty of sending stock directly to stores. A letter was sent with all orders that provided terms for this title.
Details of the book have been submitted to Nielsen Book Data and will be available on their website shortly.

Five Mile and Sally Rippin announce new partnership

Five Mile – the children’s imprint of Bonnier Publishing Australia – and Sally Rippin, Australia’s best-selling children’s author, today announce an exclusive new partnership to deliver a high-quality, accessible young readers list.
Under the new partnership, Rippin will once again work with Tash Besliev, Bonnier Publishing Australia CEO, after their close association on Rippin’s Billie B Brown and Hey Jack! series published by Hardie Grant Egmont.

A Tribute to Catriona Ferguson, from Peter Biggs

I and the Board of the New Zealand Book Council are very sorry that Catriona Ferguson has decided to leave the Book Council after four and a half years as CEO.
Catriona has done an exceptional job in advancing the New Zealand Book Council’s mission to promote and champion reading for everyone – because we believe the power of reading changes lives.

Keith Bitchener to retire from PRHNZ

The team at Penguin Random House NZ are saddened to inform the trade that Keith Bitchener will be retiring as our Wellington-based Rep at the end of April.
Keith has been a valued member of the Penguin Random House team for some 40 years.  A significant and impressive service record rarely seen these days, but one which our company is incredibly grateful for.
We wish nothing but the absolute best for Keith and will sadly now begin the heavy task of attempting to replace the irreplaceable.
A trade farewell and celebration for Keith will be planned for the end of April in Wellington — details to follow.

Covers for gift cards on their way

Booksellers NZ has this week sent out packs of 30 covers to each of their member independent bookstores that use the epay Gift Cards as a promotional tool. 

We hope you agree that this is an attractive way of covering our lovely gift cards, making them an even more attractive gift option for birthdays and other gift opportunities (like Valentines Day, perhaps!) The book covers featured will be changed out as regularly as we sell through our stock of the gift cards, so we have chosen titles that should stand the test of time. 

Time Out Bookstore in Auckland recognised as one of the best in the world

Tiny Time Out Bookstore in Auckland was on 8 February 2017 announced a finalist in the London Book Fair’s Bookstore of the Year Awards. 
Winner of the New Zealand  2016 Nielsen Bookseller of the Year award, it is clear by this additional honour that what Time Out lacks in size, it makes up for in expertise and ambition.

Camino Island, by John Grisham

Hachette NZ is delighted to announce the acquisition of a new standalone thriller by John Grisham to be published in June 2017.
Camino Island is Grisham’s 30th novel. It opens with a daring heist to steal the five invaluable manuscripts of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s only novels.

The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell – Please do not sell

Booksellers NZ has been informed by the Police, via Detective Brian Kennerley, that some of our member bookshops are selling a banned title.

This title is The Anarchist Cookbook, by William Powell. This is not to be confused withThe Anarchist Cookbook by Keith McHenry – though the covers are only distinguishable by the addition of a small bomb image with a hand holding a carrot; the contents are quite different.

The ISBN of the current issue of Powell’s book is 9780974458908. And the publication covers topics such as the manufacture of drugs, explosives and booby traps.  

Bookseller information: POS and the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017

Order your Ockham New Zealand POS pack now!
In a little over a month, the finalists of one of the most important literary events of the year – the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards – will be announced. Rather than sending out packs to stores that aren’t able to use them, this year the organisers are requesting all bookshops that would like to make a feature of the finalist books in store, to place an order for POS materials.