Words of the Day: Tuesday, 29 April

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Book Reviews
Book Review: A Winter’s Day in 1939, by Melinda Szymanik

Awards News/ Author interviews
Beagle alert! Des Hunt answers our Q & A about Project Huia, a #nzpcya finalist in the Junior fiction category

Giveaways
Are you a @lainitaylor fan? Enter our competition to win the first 2 books in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series

Book News  
A journey to a strange land – The 2014 London Book Fair, by Katie Haworth. Have we got any booktubers here in New Zealand? If you are one/ know some, can you email me at info@booksellers.co.nz?

Head down to one of these indies and register your kobo. They get money when you buy e-books!

The @ninetonoon review schedule for May is available now

I want to be in the room with the ABIA judges debating between The Luminaries & Diary of a Wimpy Kid...

The Book Show set for a redux with Beattie & Beu.

Upstart Announces New Novel from Author Greg McGee 

Around the Internet
One blogger decided to read around the world (all 196 countries) in a year! See her journey.

The power of free speech wins!

Books as art – musings from Mireille Silcoff at the @NewYorkTimes11

HG Wells interviewing Stalin in 1934

MOVIE NEWS! The new extended trailer for The Fault in Our Stars is now online

The Luminaries as a Sensation Sequel?

I posted the 1000th post on the booksellers blog today! Thank you to those who have contributed in the past, and those who continue to contribute. It is great fun to run the reviewing, and I must say I was grateful to have the backup when our website was on the rocks… I look forward to giving more great stuff in the future – keep an eye out for the next two weeks, as I have people in Dunedin and Auckland at the writer’s festivals (with I could go myself!)

-Sarah Forster

Words of the Day: Monday, 13 January 2014

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Book reviews
Book Review: The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd

Events
Hairy Maclary has been loose in Te Papa! Can you find what he’s been looking at in our Hairy Maclary Hunts?

Giveaways
Save money on food with our destitute gourmet prize pack, featured in The Read this week

Book News
The Women’s Bookshop boomed this Christmas

Vanda Symon disappears into her summer reads

Applications for the Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship close today.

A trio of advance copies at VUP to kick the year off.

Nielsen bestsellers for the past three weeks

From around the internet
Apparently there is a secret to writing a best-selling novel – trust the science…

Ebooks you can share.. 

Can you remember the first time you fell in love with a writer?

So many books, so little time.

Winner of today’s Most Misleading Book Cover prize (and what on earth is Daisy doing to his lapel?!)…

GREAT READ about the state of publishing and how Hugh Howey would change things if he were in charge

James K Baxter has joined the poetry animations.

Email Digest: Tuesday 3 September 2013

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Book reviews

Book Review: Forgive me, Leonard Peacock, by Matthew Quick. Reviewed by Susan Esterman

Strange Horizons – This week in reviews: Nina Allan on Elizabeth Knox, Martin Lewis on Alan Campbell, and Sarah Frost on Joseph D’Lacey:

Author interviews

VIDEO: Get inside the mind of Shaun Tan as he talks about the THEMES of Rules of Summer in this exclusive new video!

Lloyd Jones is interviewed by @theage about his new memoir

New Releases

New Release: Once a Grunt, by Mike Ledingham
New release: The Sundew Stalks – The Fly Papers Book 2, by Johanna Knox & Sabrina Malcolm

Lonely Planet includes 33 kiwi attractions in 1000 Ultimate Adventures book

Events

Copyright in the age of the internet – see a good event, raise money for a good cause

Have you got a literary event coming up? Email the details to Sarah at  info@booksellers.co.nz with details of event and where to find out more, and I’ll put it on the Booksellers events calendar.

Book News

Australian Book industry collaborative council presents report

Good news for booklovers in Matamata

Lord of the Rings drives tourism – but we knew that!

‘Their shop is not just a retail outlet, it’s a nexus for reading and bibliophilia.’ Mal Peet

Awards News

Storified New Zealand Post Book Awards   #storify #nzpba First try at storify – hope you enjoy it.

Rounding up some #nzpba coverage – this about book design in the covers of the finalists

Continuing the #nzpba round-up – Independent publishers triumph in book awards

From around the internet

A blaggers guide to buying books – Part of the UK’s Books are my Bag campaign.

We love the Books are my Bag campaign in the UK, which will be officially launched on 14 Sept

Is it worth advertising on literary blogs? Yes, yes it is.

‘On the Road’: An illustrated scroll

RIP Seamus Heaney  Well said, Noel. Sad news.

Email digest: Wednesday 31 July 2013

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Book review
Book review: Alice in Bakingland, By Alice Arndell, reviewed by Emma Wong-Ming 

Events
The book launch for Craig Cliff’s novel The Mannequin Makers is at Kirkaldie & Staines tonight

Meet the Author – Isobelle Carmody: Tue 6 August

Fergus Barrowman will launch Eleanor Catton’s much anticipated 2nd novel, The Luminaries, tomorrow night at @timeoutbooks

Page & Blackmore ‘Rumpus at the Bookshop’

Book News
PANZ AGM guest speaker Sandy Grant on the hammering the book industry has taken

The Nielsen bestseller lists for the week until 20 July

The Bookseller’s trial top 50 e-book bestseller list

Awards News
#nzpba New Zealand Post Book Award finalist taster: pages from The Meeting Place, Vincent O’Malley

From around the internet
Who is excited about Artemis Fowl being made into a Disney movie?

Real live paper books fill @PenelopeWhitson with a naughty joy unlike any other (aka. paper v e-books, the benefits of each)

What are your book deal-breakers?

Four designers of recent book covers compare their original concepts with the final version

Email digest: Tuesday 30 July 2013

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Book review

Book review: The Blue Coat, by Elizabeth Smither

Events

Robert Sullivan is the featured poet at Poetry Live! Auckland tonight, 8pm, Thirsty Dog, K Rd….

Warhol: POP is tomorrow night! Experience The Factory brought to life in 2013. Tickets limited, complimentary drink

Book News

Buy a Kobo from one of your local independent booksellers. Time Out in Mt Eden have just started selling Kobo e-readers!

Awards News

#nzpba NZ Listener’s Guy Somerset has summarised their coverage of the finalists

#nzpbaNZ Post Book Award finalist taster: pages from PATCHED by Jarrod Gilbert 

#nzpba Finalist The Darling North reviewed by Rachel O’Neill

#nzpba Facebook book giveaway: The Big Music

Author Interviews

A glimpse behind the crime scenes in the lovely Copenhagen
Tim Jones talks with Wellington author Latika Vasil about her new short story collection “Rising to the Surface”

From around the internet

Designing Ebooks (just as important as paper books)

Congratulations Raymond McGrath who won the What Now Best Children’s Music Video for ‘It’s Not A Monster, It’s Me!’ 

Tuesday poem

Surface, by Peter Munro