The decision to skip a year has not been made lightly. Planning has been intense over the past few months and the search for corporate sponsorship is ongoing. “There is a great deal of support for the new campaign and many of the key activities are confirmed, but we don’t want to cut any corners. The challenge for New Zealand Book Month over the past few years has been funding. In 2015 we will be launching a new look and feel event that speaks to New Zealanders about the value of books and reading,” said Chairperson, Sir Bob Harvey.
The Project Management team for the event, Booksellers NZ, are currently working on sponsorship with the support of Sir Bob and the board. The sponsorship monies will be secured over the next six months, alongside further planning. The 2015 relaunch will include a strong curated community events programme, touring New Zealand authors to bookstores and libraries nationwide.
Project Manager, Megan Dunn says, “Over the past few months I’ve heard from many authors, libraries and book enthusiasts who have run NZ Book Month events in the past, and are keen to do so again. The2015 campaign will continue to promote the wonderful work of local authors and the importance of New Zealand’s own literature and culture. I am really grateful to the enthusiasm and support of previous “book activists” who have been so key in developing the community events programme.”
Major changes likely for NZ Book Month 2014
Announcing Sir Bob Harvey as chair for the New Zealand Book Month Board.
Now that NZ Book Month is over for another year we'd like to take the opportunity...