Book News

27 Jul 2016
HarperCollins Publishers is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Hedley as its New Zealand Publisher, replacing Finlay Macdonald who departed recently for a role outside publishing.
27 Jul 2016
The shortlist for this year’s Dundee International Book Prize has been drawn from three continents, taking in New Zealand and even reaching Scotland’s most northerly tip....
27 Jul 2016
Walker Books Australia Awarded Slate Of Tie-in Titles To J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World By Insight Editions In Support Of Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where...
26 Jul 2016
We are excited to partner with the Marlborough Book Festival Trust to bring our Words on Wheels (WoW) writers’ tour to Marlborough this week.   WoW takes some of our finest...
26 Jul 2016
  Kiwi schoolchildren will be inspired to read, draw and develop their creative writing skills by 25 passionate and entertaining authors and illustrators in this year’s Finalist...
21 Jul 2016
We’ve all got our gripes about distributors, but we save the deep grumbles for UBD. When Random House’s Auckland warehouse closed we lost a significant resource, consequently we became...
21 Jul 2016
We now have full service restored to our phone and fax systems. Our phone numbers is: (04) 472 1908, and fax us on (04) 472 1912. Apologies for the inconvenience over the past couple of...
21 Jul 2016
This week sees the release of the new Terry Teo TV series on TVNZ Ondemand, a modern interpretation of the classic NZ graphic novel Terry Teo and the Gunrunners by Bob Kerr & Stephen...
21 Jul 2016
For the first time in 70 years, New Zealand will hold the IBBY Congress.   The 35th IBBY International Congress will be held at the Aotea Centre, Auckland, from 18-21 August this year...
21 Jul 2016
New Zealand’s first writing residency, the Robert Burns Fellowship, was established in 1958 in Dunedin, marking the bicentenary of the birth of Robbie Burns. Now, 58 years later and to mark...