Book News

7 Jan 2016
Welcome to The Read for 2016. This week we begin a two-week journey bringing you the publishers’ top tips for their big titles this year. All of our publishers have a positive feeling about...
6 Jan 2016
Article by Susan Edmunds, from stuff.co.nz on 30 December.   If you thought bookshops were a dying breed, it might be time to think again.   New Zealand booksellers are...
6 Jan 2016
Ground-breaking new project will see story published in weekly chapters on immersive app    Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Hachette NZ are delighted to announce an...
5 Jan 2016
The Sarah Broom Poetry Prize is New Zealand’s most valuable poetry prize and aims to recognise and financially support new work from an emerging or established New Zealand poet through a $12...
21 Dec 2015
A collection of five poetic biographies of famous and lesser-known historical New Zealand women has been awarded the 2015 Biggs Family Prize for Poetry.   Written by Nina Powles as...
16 Dec 2015
Vic Books Kelburn has won two prizes in the Capital Christmas Window Competition. Not only did they pick up the Judge's Choice award, winning them $5000 of Media Works advertising, as well as...
16 Dec 2015
Last week, two video shops I use closed, apparently because of the impact of online challengers such as Netflix and Lightbox - a blow to local communities. Last week, there were no closures...
16 Dec 2015
New Zealand-based literary e-journal, Headland, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Headland prize for best story, and 2015 Frontier Prize for best story by an unpublished author...
15 Dec 2015
We are delighted to announce the winner of the NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2015 is Auckland writer Caroline Barron.   With 73 entries for this award, the selection panel had a tough...
10 Dec 2015
This year’s Indiebound Summer Catalogue includes titles from 26 New Zealand publishers, with 214,000 copies going out to 22 bookstores all over New Zealand. They have been placed in...