The Book Trade Industry Awards have been recognising the best New Zealand Publishers, Booksellers and other industry stalwarts for over 20 years.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 2013, with 'Bookman' Graham Beattie being the inaugural winner of this award. A simplification of categories was implemented in 2015 by the Book Trade Liasion Committee, and 2017 sees the addition of a Young Publisher of the Year. 

These awards are administered by Booksellers NZ, and the judges for the awards are selected from within the book industry. The judges in 2017 are Joel Becker, CEO of the Australian Booksellers' Association; Elizabeth Jones, from National Library; and Nevena Nikolic, Sales and Marketing Manager at Nielsen Book.

2017: (Media Release)

Nielsen Bookshop of the Year – Time Out Bookstore, Mt Eden, Auckland
Nielsen Publisher of the Year – Gecko Press, Wellington
Sales Rep of the Year – Tammy Ruffell, Lower North Island Rep, HarperCollins NZ
Publishing Marketing Strategy of the Year – Allen & Unwin NZ for the campaign for Woman in the Wilderness, by Miriam Lancewood
Young Publisher of the Year – Alex Hedley, HarperCollins NZ
Young Bookseller of the Year – Cait Kneller, Time Out Bookshop, Mt Eden, Auckland
Special Industry Award-winner – Victoria University Press
Lifetime Achievement Award – Ruth & John McIntyre, The Children’s Bookshop, Wellington 

Past Recipients:

2016: (Media Release)

Sales Rep of the Year - Louise Crisp, Penguin Random House NZ
Marketing Strategy of the Year – Publisher - HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand
Publisher of the Year - Allen & Unwin Publishers
Marketing Strategy of the Year – Booksellers - The Women’s Bookshop, Ponsonby
Young Book Retailer of the Year - Rachel Eadie, Scorpio Books, Christchurch
Bookseller of the Year- Time Out Bookstore
NZ Book Industry Special Award- Bridget Williams Books
Lifetime Achievement Award  - Paul Greenberg, Greene Phoenix Marketing

2015: (Media Release)

Sales Rep of the Year - Tammy Ruffell, HarperCollins NZ Lower North Island rep
Marketing Strategy of the Year - Penguin Random House NZ, for Chelsea Winter’s Everyday Delicious
Publisher of the Year Potton and Burton Publishers
Young Book Retailer of the Year - Jenna Todd, Time Out Bookshop
Bookseller of the Year - Unity Books, Wellington
NZ Book Industry Special Award - Bridget Williams Books
Lifetime Achievement Award - The Parsons Family