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April 5th 2013: It's a wrap!
Now that NZ Book Month is over for another year we'd like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to all the participating authors, booksellers and publishers who play such a vital role in the success of the campaign.
March 28th 2013: Last weekend to spend your voucher
What better way to spend the longest weekend of the year than curled up with a book? Shops will be shut, everything will be covered in a thin glaze of melted chocolate, it might even rain – time to grab your $5 voucher, head down to a bookstore and take shelter in some literary escapism before it all becomes too much.
From poets to pirates, photos and stories about NZ Book Month events have been flooding our inboxes over the past week.
We are now halfway through NZ Book Month. 117 book-related events have attracted audiences young and old to schools, libraries and theatres around the country to be inspired by New Zealand writers and illustrators and their fellow readers.
It is great to see the signage loud and proud in the windows of participating stores. I have taken a few snaps on my morning walk into work. We are very spoiled in Wellington as bookstores - both new and second hand - are plentiful, especially in and around the bucket fountain!
New Zealand Book Month 2013 is upon us! If you wait until the weekend to get your mind in Book Month mode you will have missed the first in our line-up of stellar events.
The build up behind the scenes is always hectic, just like a good story there are twists and turns, setbacks and triumphs. This is the point where all the planning comes together and we are looking forward to the start of March. Get your bookmarks poised and ready!
We have an incredible line-up of events planned for Auckland, including an open mic session at the Pumphouse Theatre with special guest Siobhan Harvey...
Over the summer break we have been busy preparing for the next exciting instalment of New Zealand Book Month in March 2013.
Wow, the shoppers are out in force. I had to fight against the tide so I could get back to the office and write this very important NZ Book Month newsletter...
December 2012: NZ Book Month and Santa is coming!
March 2013 is the next instalment of NZ Book Month. We're now looking for people to help run events in their communities...
April 2012: NZ Book Month Wrap Up Newsletter
Wow! A big thank you to everyone who took part in NZ Book Month 2012. We were
delighted with the month’s activities. Whether you held an event, were one of our
sponsors, an ambassador, a touring author, an event attendee or maybe, just maybe a
humble book reader, you’re the power behind our catch call: Books Change Lives.
March 2012: Kaikoura’s kids to learn from top New Zealand authors
Paper Plus Kaikoura is celebrating New Zealand Book Month by teaming with top Kiwi authors to challenge the district’s primary school children - all 500 of them - to collate their very own book, with proceeds from the sales going back into the schools.
"I'’ve just done a rail tour on the Main Trunk Line for NZ Book Month, stopping at small towns along the way for readings and conversation, says Dame Fiona Kidman in her report from her NZ Book Month event.
February 2012: Find out where to get your NZ Book Month voucher
From Thursday March 1st – Saturday March 3rd the vouchers are being exclusively distributed
throughout the North Island by The NZ Herald and APN regional papers. During the first three days of MarchSouth Islanders can get vouchers from their friendly local bookstore. Read the newsletter for other voucher locations...
February 2012: An update on events
Thanks to Creative New Zealand this year we’ve been able to fund 60 volunteer book activists to make a wide variety of events happen in their communities. Many others are hosting their own, un-funded events too.
January 2012: The Canterbury NZSA/ Book Month Short Story Competition
The Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) is to hold a short story competition to bring alive the story of Canterbury before the start of the 20th Century.
January 2012: NZ Book Month 2012 is coming!
Meet the celebrity ambassadors for 2012 and get a quick rundown on what's planned for NZ Book Month 2012.
November 2011: Final call for funding
If you have an idea for a life-changing book event that could take place in your community,
school, library, bookshop or workplace we might be able to help!
September 2011: NZBM 2011 marketing campaign a winner!
NZ Book Month’s Books Change Lives campaign was announced as the winner of the Not-for-Profit Award at the 2011 NZ Marketing Awards
September 2011: Four Prizes for Book Month
Four prizes have been won by New Zealand Book Month in the United States Pro Awards, one of the most prestigious international marketing and promotional awards.
April 2011: How we celebrated NZ Book Month 2011
Read a round-up of how NZ Book Month 2011 went. Together, we created over 300 events to celebrate books and reading across the country. These events took place in libraries, cafes, schools and telephone boxes, from Russell to Invercargill, and with attendees from 2 to 82 years of age.
February 2011: 4 million book vouchers for NZ Book Month
Feburary 2011: Publicise your plans for NZ Book Month
February 2011: Countdown to NZ Book Month 2011