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“I’ll be back” - NZ Book Month to be bigger and better in 2015


NZ Book Month will not take place in 2014, and will now re-launch in August 2015 with an exciting new brand and campaign. The NZ Book Month board and Project Management team have developed a vibrant new campaign featuring a range of national activities that will engage the New Zealand public with books and reading.  There are lots of surprises and changes which will be announced at the 93rd Booksellers NZ conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Auckland, 22-23 June 2014. The campaign changes include a new logo and brand identity designed by New Zealand artist, Dick Frizzell.
 
Tough Decisions

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.

 

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Learn about our 2013 ambassadors

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New release of Footsteps through the Fog

The special story, written by acclaimed New Zealand children’s writer, the late Margaret Mahy with pictures by award-winning illustrator Gavin Bishop, takes children on a journey to experience the world in a different way and is enhanced by the music, ambient sound and sound effects synchronised to the text and pictures. Read more...


Rachael King for NZ Book Month

Rachael got the Books Change Lives slogan in early and talked about some books that changed her life. Rachael then read from Red Rocks, her own book for children, before answering some thoughtful questions from the audience.

 


Ain't no party like a learning party

Around 60 four-year-olds and their adults attended a Learning Party at South Library in Christchurch as part of NZ Book Month on Thursday, 7 March.


They listened to books, played alphabet games and did jig-saws, all designed to help with the skills necessary for starting school. See a photo...


 


Mangonui Musing by Donna Blaber.

Mmmm – what an enticing summertime aroma – as soon as I open the car door, fresh sea air bursts in. I’m here for NZ Book Month, a children’s event at the Mangonui Library, where they’ve recently opened a new children’s section. Diana Mills of Mangonui Stationery & Lotto and Sheila Wyeth, Head Librarian of Mangonui Library are my hosts. Read more...

 


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