Whether you are an established bookseller or a newcomer to the book industry, becoming a member of Booksellers NZ can help you run your business more effectively, provide money and time-saving deals, keep you informed and connected to peers, and represent your interests to the book trade and wider retail community. Below is are some key benefits to joining:
Join Booksellers NZ now to gain access to many different membership products and services that will save you money, keep you informed about industry news and developments, and enable you to run your bookstore more effectively and efficiently. Download our membership booklet now.
Booksellers NZ represents over 70% of New Zealand's booksellers, including independents and chain stores. We are the manager of Booksellers Tokens, the most prominent book voucher in New Zealand. We also administer the new Booksellers NZ Gift Card, a convenient electronic option that can be stocked alongside the paper tokens.
Key Membership Benefits
The benefits of our membership touch every aspect of running your bookselling business.
Money saving affinity deals with Westpac (including EFTPOS machines), Courier Post, Z Energy, Crombie Lockwood Insurance and Southern Cross Healthcare.
Marketing opportunities and support to help drive sales – Book Awards, Children’s and Young Adults Book Awards, VERB formerly known as NZ Book Month, Indiebound Marketing toolkit, Christmas Catalogue, advance notice of The NZ Listener Top 100 and Kids Top 50 books.
Our members are booksellers, publishers, and industry friends. We are focussed on the changing world of bookselling and publishing. Join us.
Eight bookstores are top sellers of Booksellers Tokens in this country, four independent book stores: University Bookshop Otago, University Bookshop Auckland, Books A Plenty and Page and Blackmore. Four are from the PaperPlus group: PaperPlus Merivale, Take Note Pukekohe, PaperPlus Coastlands and PaperPlus Masterton.
What makes them so successful?
There’s no magic bullet,” says Books A Plenty’s Warren Baskett.