Thursday, April 28, 2011
Neil Hyndman - Focussed publisher
From PANZ newsletter
How many New Zealand publishers you know can tell you their best-selling book has clocked up sales of 277,000 – and their second best seller is not far behind at 259,000 currently?
Neil Hyndman is one very focussed publisher and much of that focus comes from his 19 years as a bookseller. He is the third generation of Hyndman Booksellers, begun in Invercargill, shifted to Dunedin in 1906 and somewhat shockingly, sold by Neil when the business was 97 years old.
He had already dipped his toes successfully in local publishing, and that gave him the courage to move on and become a publisher. Read more