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NZ book sales up, National Book Award winners

Since Auckland and Waikato emerged from lockdown, New Zealand print book sales are up 4% on value on the same time in 2020, while year-to-date sales are up 17%.

The Wheeler Centre is hosting a free series on representation in the publishing industry, and the program for the digital 2021 Terror Australis festival has been announced. In personnel moves, Kate Cuthbert has joined Pantera Press as editorial director.

In awards news, PANZ Book Design Award and Deborah Cass Prize winners were announced, and Pierre-Jacques Ober won a French photography prize for Jacqueline: A soldier’s daughter (Ford St).

Overseas, the winners of the National Book Awards and the Baillie Gifford prize were announced, while in the US, lawyers representing publishers are claiming that the Internet Archive is withholding documents from discovery as part of a copyright lawsuit over the scanning and lending of print library books.

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