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Frankfurt 2012 opens, spotlight on New Zealand 

10 October 2012

Wilkins Farago publisher Andrew Wilkins writes: The 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair opens today, with New Zealand this year’s Guest of Honour. Forty-eight exhibitors from Australia are participating, with the Australian...

New children’s publisher to launch in New Zealand 

8 October 2012

A new children’s publisher will launch in New Zealand in November.   Book Island, founded by owner and publisher Greet Pauwelijn, originally from Belgium, will launch with three picture books,...

Booksellers NZ discontinues Premier Bestsellers program 

11 September 2012

Booksellers NZ has announced it has discontinued a program established to label books that achieved a certain level in sales. The Premier Bestsellers program has been discontinued following discussions within...

Dymocks Ponsonby closes 

12 April 2012

Dymocks has confirmed to Bookseller+Publisher that the Dymocks store in Ponsonby, Auckland, has closed. A spokesperson for Dymocks told Bookseller+Publisher that the store finished trading towards the end of 2011...

Bolinda opens New Zealand office 

28 February 2012

Australia-based audiobook publisher Bolinda Publishing has established an office in Auckland, New Zealand. Bolinda co-CEO Rebecca Hermann told the Weekly Book Newsletter that two full-time local staff, sales executives Ed...

McKinnon, Williams win NZ CLL Writers’ Awards 

1 September 2011

The winners for the 2011 Copyright Licensing Limited (CLL) Writers' Awards have been announced in New Zealand. The awards, which celebrate their 10th anniversary this year, are New Zealand's richest for nonfiction....

REDgroup administration: New Zealand DOCA 

2 August 2011

As reported in a Weekly Book Newsletter Special Bulletin on 27 July, REDgroup administrators Ferrier Hodgson will hold a 'watershed' creditors' meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, on 4 August to...

Earthquake hits Christchurch 

22 February 2011

Following yesterday's earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, Booksellers NZ is reporting updates from its members on the association's website. Booksellers NZ reports that Children's Book Shop Christchurch manager Mary Sangster...

Macmillan to close NZ distribution warehouse 

19 October 2010

Macmillan Publishers New Zealand has announced that it will close its New Zealand distribution warehouse from January 2011. The publisher will manage the New Zealand distribution of its titles from...

Price wins 2011 Mansfield Literary Prize 

12 October 2010

Wellington poet and creative nonfiction writer Chris Price has been awarded the 2011 New Zealand Post Mansfield Prize. The prize enables a New Zealand writer to work at the Villa Isola...

NZ Translation Grants Scheme Announced 

5 October 2010

Creative New Zealand has announced that it will support a new Translation Grant Scheme to encourage the translation of New Zealand literature into foreign languages. The scheme, which will be...