NZ Book Month is an annual campaign to raise the profile of reading nationwide. Every year NZ Book Month works with volunteers in bookstores, libraries and community centres to tour NZ authors across the length and breadth of the country. For the past three years NZ Book Month has also distributed 20 million dollars worth of free book vouchers – that’s one $5 off book voucher for every Kiwi! – in an effort to get more New Zealanders reading.
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, illustrators, booksellers and publishers who play such a vital role in the success of the campaign.
We'd also like to thank our key sponsors: ASB Community Trust, BNZ, Caltex Energy for Learning, Creative New Zealand, Lasoo, Mediaworks, National Library Services to Schools, Printlink, The New Zealand Herald and The Otago Daily Times.
We could not run NZ Book Month each year without the investment of these sponsors who share our commitment to raising the profile of reading nationwide.
And last but not least thanks to all the readers out there! We do hope you got to enjoy a book or two across the month, see an author speak at an event, and spend some book vouchers...
Take a look at some of the great work being done to inspire the next generation of talented New Zealand authors, booksellers and publishers here...
In 2013 NZ Book Month funded 183 events, featuring 178 authors. Read more about our events programme by visiting the news page.