Email digest: Wed 20 July 2011

Events
Palmy folks – Get along to this on Friday!

On Friday (National Poetry Day) I’m doing Poetry Phone. What event are you going to?

Book News
NZ Post Book Awards: we all have opinions, but who wears the judgeypants? Josila Gracewood talks to judging convenor Paul Diamond in the current Metro Mag [no link]

Congratulations to Kevin Chapman of Hachette who is the new President of the Publishers Association of New Zealand. [no link]

The Newest Beckham Drives Sales of  To Kill a Mockingbird

Another day, another claim that Harry Potter was ‘my idea’

Do we still need brick-and-mortar bookstores?
 (hell yes!)

From around the internet
There’s a big difference between an author’s best-known work, and their best

Book reviews
We have a very thorough review of NZPBA finalist The Tasman on our Facebook page

It’s nice to get feedback
The IIML gives us a reason to come to work Thurs by describing the Booksellers NZ web presence as “very lively this year” in their latest newsletter

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