Publishers' Notices

Ventura Press launches new imprint curated by Australia’s leading writing mentor, Peter Bishop

Ventura Press is delighted to announce the launch of our new imprint, Peter Bishop Books – a diverse and compelling list of new Australian writing curated by Peter Bishop, the former Creative Director of Varuna, the Writers' House.
 
The imprint aims to create opportunities for emerging writers, and will publish two regular titles per year, each chosen by Peter for their literary merit, rather than their commercial appeal.
 
The first title will be an anthology series of conversations and ideas between writers about writing, showcasing all that can happen when one writer encounters another at a deep level of curiosity and understanding.
 

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

New Children's Press to Launch in NZ

We are delighted to announce the launch of OneTree House, an exciting, lively and fiercely independent publisher and marketer of quality literature for children and young adults.
 
New titles will publish under the imprint OneTree House, while UnderLeaf Press will publish specialist projects.
Publishing industry stalwarts and founders Christine Dale and Jenny Nagle say:
 

Fancy a trip to the Auckland Writers Festival? Hachette wants to pay!

The Auckland Writers Festival is always a highlight of our year and we want to share the experience with a bookseller who wouldn’t usually get to attend. 
 
So we’ve got a great prize up for grabs, which includes return flights to Auckland, two nights at the SkyCity Hotel (May 19 and 20) and a 10 session pass to soak up a whole range of brilliant Festival authors (full t&cs on the attached nomination form).
 

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.
 
-ENDS-

Bookshop Announcement: Thames & Hudson

Dear Customers,
 
Due to our ongoing growth and your continued support, I’m pleased to announce an expansion of our sales representation in New Zealand.
 

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.
 

HEDS distribution operations through to Christmas

Harper Entertainment Distribution Services (HEDS) is pleased to advise the following changes to help our customers in the lead up to Christmas.
 
  1. The minimum order value will be reduced to $100 (excluding GST) from Monday 28th November to Friday 30th December inclusive for all New Zealand customers.
  2. Orders received by HEDS prior to 1:00pm (NZ time) Monday to Friday will be despatched the next business day, flying direct into Auckland and Christchurch.
  3. Our Customer Service department will be open from 8:30am to 7:30pm from Monday 28th November to Thursday 22nd December inclusive.

Nationwide Book Distributors notification of service

We are fully operational, business as usual. We are turning most orders around within 24 hours but please be aware there are still delays in getting freight across Cook Strait. 
 
At this point we have been advised to expect delays of 3 or 4 days on some orders.
 
Where possible we are sending orders by air from Christchurch to North Island customers. This is still a next day service.
 
Thanks, 
Andrew Tizzard
NATIONWIDE BOOK DISTRIBUTORS
351 Kiri Kiri Road, Oxford, North Canterbury 7495

Potton & Burton Delivery Update

Following Monday morning’s earthquake, Potton & Burton have received the below updates from our freight partner Courier Post:
 
•         Potential delays for North Island Economy freight of an extra day due to quake damaged routes
•         Potential delays into Wellington CBD as some businesses are not fully open or operational
•         South Island freight is back to normal with the exception of Kaikoura
 
Please be assured our service has not been affected and we will endeavour to have your orders to you as quickly as possible.