The Author February/March 2013

  • News – Two NZSA members receive New Years Honours; Kyle Mewburn gives us an insight into the mid-winter AGM.
  • The President Speaks – Tony Simpson predicts that 2013 will be a year with several changes.
  • Changing Times and Fresh Solutions – five members give their views on how NZSA should adapt to the changes in publishing.
  • The Negotiations Raise Concerns for Writers – Jane Kelsey reports on the latest round of negotiations in the TPPA and why writers should be concerned.
  • The Author Portal with a Personal Touch – Toronto-based KOBO Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services.  In this article Mark Lefebvre explains how it operates and what it can offer writers.
  • Few Plaques for Kiwi Writers – David Hill ponders why NZ writers don;t seem to he given the same visual tributes awarded to those in other western countries.
  • The Mysteries of US Tax – Jean Gorman explains how NZ writers can best handle the American tax system.
  • Walker at Large – Geoff Walker examines the implications of the recent Penguin-Random House ‘merger’.