Members News

NZSA New President of Honour: Bernard Brown

"Like most writers, I would not know what to do if I did not write. "

New CEO for New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc)

A warm welcome to new Chief Executive Jenny Nagle.
The New Zealand Society of Authors is pleased to announce the appointment of its new CEO, Jenny Nagle. Jenny's tenure in the post began Monday 12th June 2017.
Jenny has an extensive literary arts background, including working on behalf of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and with the Children's Book Council and Storylines. She has also worked closely with authors and media to promote literary arts and reading ventures.

Vale John McIntyre, creator of readers

The New Zealand book industry is in mourning for the loss of children book’s champion, John McIntyre, owner with wife Ruth of the Children’s Bookshop in Kilbirnie. John died on Saturday, aged 65, after a long fight with ill health.

In offering condolences to Ruth, Booksellers NZ Chief Chair, Tony Moores stated, ‘The Board of Booksellers NZ wishes to acknowledge the colossal contribution John has made to the professionalism and profile of the bookselling community and the importance of reading for all ages.

Retail NZ Welcomes Aggravated Robbery Package from Budget

Retail NZ has welcomed the Government's announcement of a $1.8 million fund to help small high-risk retail businesses combat aggravated robberies.

A reminder about key dates for Simon & Schuster’s move from to Harper Entertainment Distribution Services for Distribution

As of 1st July, 2017, all orders for Simon & Schuster and distribution client titles will be supplied by HEDS.

New Release Titles July 
Orders for July New Release titles should be sent to UBD. These orders will be supplied by HEDS, with transfer arranged automatically from UBD to HEDS. 
Booksellers who wish to receive delivery by the HEDS July in-store date of 19th June will need to have their order to UBD by Friday 31st May. July new releases orders not received by UBD by the cut-off date May 31st may not be delivered until 3rd July or later. 
New release titles August onwards

Ockham Residential Book Awards Winners' Poster

From Book Awards Trust Manager, Belinda Cooke:

The winners of the Ockham NZ Book Awards have now been announced, and what an incredible evening it was. Thank you so much for having participated in promoting all the finalists with our point of sale material through the shortlist period, and we hope that you will now have a further opportunity to boost sales of the winners.

Mel Winder appointed Managing Director of Hachette NZ

Mel Winder has been promoted to Managing Director of Hachette New Zealand effective immediately in recognition of her strong leadership, the development of Hachette’s business in New Zealand and her contribution to Hachette Australia’s board.
Mel’s career in publishing began with HarperCollins in New Zealand before heading to London to join Harper’s export department. After this she spent five years at Penguin with responsibility for almost all export territories at one time or another, and during this period, Mel’s team was responsible for selling millions and millions of copies of Harry Potter into Europe and the Middle East. 

Bookseller information: POS and the New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2017

Download your order form and order your New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults POS pack now!
In a little over a month, the finalists for these exciting children’s book awards will be announced. We all know how well children’s books are selling through our bookshops and this is a great opportunity to highlight the very best in New Zealand books for our young readers! 

Retail NZ Publishes Election Wishlist

Lower income taxes, greater controls on council rates, a review of GST and more national consistency on regulation are top of Retail NZ's wishlist for the election, in a policy statement published today.
'The retail sector is a huge contributor to the New Zealand economy. With an annual turnover of $83 billion, it employs more than 209,000 New Zealanders across 27,000 businesses. However, retail firms and jobs in the sector are under pressure, and the new Government will be in a positon to help support consumer spending, and make it easier for retailers to do business,' Greg Harford, Retail NZ's General Manager Public Affairs said today.  

Affirm Press changes Sales to Hachette Australia & New Zealand and Distribution to Alliance Distribution Services

Hachette Australia & New Zealand and Affirm Press announce that from Monday 3 July 2017 distribution of Affirm Press titles will move to Alliance Distribution Services (ADS) from United Book Distributors (UBD). Sales of Affirm Press titles will move to Hachette Australia & New Zealand from Simon & Schuster.
Affirm Press and Hachette would like to thank Simon & Schuster’s sales team and UBD for the excellent service provided.
ADS will start full distribution for Affirm Press’ front and back list from Monday 3 July 2017.