Monthly Archives: March 2024

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Those Who Have the Courage

Those Who Have the Courage The History of the Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps and predecessor forces By Matthew Wright Across more than 160 years, the Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps and its predecessor forces have served and reflected our evolving nation. This richly illustrated work, painstakingly compiled by historian Matthew Wright, captures the drama of this key part of our armed forces. The book goes on sale on 3 April at good booksellers nationwide.

2024-03-27T09:42:47+13:00March 27th, 2024|NZ History|

Istanbul Publishing Fellowship 2024

Publishers from 66 countries congregated last week for the 9th Istanbul Publishing Fellowship, one of the premier networking and rights opportunities in the international book world.   I was privileged to be among the 258 foreign publishers and agents invited (and could lay claim to having travelled the furthest to get to Istanbul, the closest competitors having come from Brazil and Indonesia ...).  Joining the visitors were 125 Turkish publishers and agents, affording a unique opportunity to talk books and rights in what is a buoyant market of 80 million people, and to network with many Middle Eastern, Central Asian and European colleagues.

2024-03-12T20:46:45+13:00March 12th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Award-winning bilingual picture book now in new paperback edition

Whakarongo ki ō Tūpuna  Listen to your Ancestors BILINGUAL Darryn Joseph Illustrated by Munro Te Whata Back in an attractive paperback edition is the award-winning book that helped launch Darryn Joseph as a leading author and promoter of children’s literature.  Darryn had penned a score of readers for Māori immersion education, before Whakarongo ki ō Tūpuna / Listen to your Ancestors came as his first book for the general market, in 2019. 

2024-03-05T09:10:49+13:00March 5th, 2024|Children's books|

New Bum! book continues ‘runaway success’ of the international series

My Dad’s Runaway Bum! Dawn McMillan Illustrated by Ross Kinnaird From the humble beginnings of a boy wondering why his bum has a crack, the 2012 book I Need a New Bum! has built a fan base of millions around the world, with six subsequent adventures published along with a number of bind-ups, sticker books and even a board game. My Dad’s Runaway Bum extends this hit series in another crazy escapade. Our hero. red-pants boy, is off on another bum-venture, but this time it’s not him that causes the trouble!

2024-03-02T08:34:50+13:00March 2nd, 2024|Children's books|