The 97th annual Booksellers NZ conference is to be held at The Rydges in Auckland on 25-26 August 2018, and the theme for the conference is The Book.
As well as the Business Meeting opportunities on Saturday 25 August and the Book Industry Awards that evening, Sunday has a cornucopia of wonderful speakers. Highlights include talks from Hon Grant Robertson, Scottish bookseller / author Shaun Bythell, Text Publisher Michael Heyward with NZ author Lloyd Jones and Nanogirl Dr Michelle Dickinson. And that's without even mentioning the break out sessions! We'll even have Google there (not just the search engine, but an employee of Google).
We are also overjoyed to announce that Michèle A'Court will be our emcee at the Book Industry Awards, on Saturday, 25 August 2018.
Our full programme is now available, and registrations are now open - check what ticket you require and click through below. Sponsors we have confirmed include CirclePOS.com, Penguin Random House NZ, Allen & Unwin, Barcode Solutions Ltd and Books + Publishing and BookNet, as well as Nielsen Book and MediaR for the Book Industry Awards.
We also have our preferential booking rate at the Rydges confirmed at $229 per night, and there is a dedicated booking link for this already operational. Please book your accommodation before 24 July, as this is when the link expires.
If you aren't yet logged in to the website, please do so now. And when you have filled out the registration form, please don't forget to go to the top right corner of the site and carry on through the 'Cart' process to raise an invoice or pay by credit card.
Ticket 1: Conference + 1 Book Industry Award ticket = $280 + GST ($260 + GST earlybird, by 30 June 2018)
Ticket 2: Conference attendance = $180 +GST for the weekend. ($160 + GST earlybird) Excludes the Book Industry Awards, but includes entrance to Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August
Ticket 3: Business Meeting Day Only Member = $490 + GST (for Associate Members)
Ticket 4: Business Meeting Day + 1 Book Industry Award ticket = $590 + GST (for Associate Members)
Ticket to the Book Industry Awards = $100 + GST
If you are a non-member publisher who wishes to go to Business Meeting Day, and you are a member of PANZ, the rate for the day is $610 + GST. If you are a member of neither PANZ nor BSNZ, the rate for the day is $740 + GST. If you are a non-member bookseller who wishes to attend, the cost is $300 + GST for the weekend. In any of these circumstances, please contact June Murugan directly to arrange your space. Her details are: email@example.com; (04) 815 8361.