• Children’s book boom drives growth for New Zealand publishers

     Heading into Christmas, sales of New Zealand-published children’s books are on a roll — helping the domestic publishing industry to reach more readers with local stories in 2018.   In the 11 months to the end of November, sales of New Zealand books were up +1.6% by volume compared to the same period last year. Children’s […]

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  • Michael King Writers Centre launches 2018 SIGNALS

      Signals 2018 – Supporting emerging young NZ writers   The Michael King Writers Centre launched the seventh issue of Signals, its literary journal for young writers, on Saturday 8 December at the National Library in Parnell. The journal features the work of senior secondary students who took part in this year’s Young Writers Programme, as […]

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  • Judges for 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults share a passion for the transformative power of books

      A panel of judges combining deep knowledge of the children’s literature community with youthful wisdom and a shared passion for the transformative power of books has been selected to deliberate over entries to the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Highly respected reviewer and librarian Crissi Blair will convene the […]

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  • Submissions open for 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    The New Zealand Book Awards Trust has announced that submissions are now open for the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, which recognise and celebrate the best books for young readers produced annually. Titles published between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 will be considered for the 2019 awards. There […]

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  • Online internationals attempt to undermine NZ Bookshop Day

    Read an article by Sarah Forster in Booksellers NZ THE READ. On 25 October, Book Depository sent an email to NZ subscribers saying ‘Read The Top NZ Books of the Last Decade’. I clicked through to find our NZ Bookshop Day promotional list, bar a few titles, and a strap line saying ‘we’ve compiled a list of […]

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  • Partnership creates first children’s imprint from a New Zealand university press

    Massey University Press (MUP) is joining forces with Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris. Their company, Annual Ink, is to become MUP’s new children’s imprint — the first of its kind in New Zealand.   The imprint’s first title, Hazel and the Snails, by debut author Nan Blanchard, will be published in March 2019 and it […]

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  • CLNZ 2018 Contestable Fund Grant Recipients Announced

    Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is once again excited to announce the successful applicants in this year’s round of the CLNZ Contestable Fund Grants. Introduced in 2014, the fund was established to support strategic projects that demonstrate New Zealand publishing growth and development, including within education. The 2018 Contestable Fund Grant recipients are: Dunedin Writers […]

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  • Beloved children’s author Joy Cowley shares The Power of Story

      The 2018 New Zealand Book Council Lecture was delivered by author Joy Cowley at Te Papa yesterday evening. In her engaging talk The Power of Story, Cowley reflected on a remarkable career and lifetime’s experience of inspiring children to read. Recalling her own childhood reading journey, and that of her four children, she expressed […]

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  • International Promotional Fund for Literature – applications close October 26

    The Publishers Association of New Zealand manages the international market development initiatives for New Zealand literature on behalf of Creative New Zealand. This includes an international promotional fund to support New Zealand authors to attend literary festivals or engage in other international promotional events or activity. The next round of applications for the International Promotional Fund closes next month […]

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  • Homegrown books among Kiwi kids’ favourite reads – Whitcoulls Top 50 Kids Books 2018

    Kiwi children love to read books by local authors and their enthusiasm for reading is as keen as ever reveals the 2018 Whitcoulls Kids’ Top 50 Books list, announced today (24.9.18).   Whitcoulls Book Manager Joan Mackenzie said, “Kiwi kids cast their votes with great enthusiasm and as they did, couldn’t resist sharing glowing endorsements […]

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  • Auckland Writers Festival Launches Literary Foundation

    A new Foundation established by the Auckland Writers Festival aims to strengthen Aotearoa’s literary landscape. The Mātātuhi Foundation, launched this evening, will provide opportunities for New Zealand writers to develop and promote their works and for readers to increase their engagement with the work of local writers and will fund activities that contribute to literacy […]

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  • Finalists announced for the Copyright Licensing Education Awards 2018

    At a time when teachers are time-poor, professionally published resources that support teaching practice are hugely valuable.   The CLNZ Education Awards 2018 celebrate the quality and diversity of educational resources released between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2018 to support classroom learning. The awards recognise the success of New Zealand resource providers in […]

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