Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Gecko Press - a cool operation
I have such admiration for this publisher, they publish wonderful children's books, produce the best catalogues in the business and take such loving care in wrapping their books. Bravo Gecko !
Pictured right is the cover of their latest catalogue and below the introductory text.
Gecko Press is an independent,
international publisher of curiously good children’s books
Gecko Press hand-picks books by some of the best
writers and illustrators in the world–books of good heart and strong character,
excellent in story, illustration and design.
We choose stories children and parents will want to
read hundreds of times, for ages 0 to 14 (sometimes infinity), from countries
including France, Taiwan, Sweden, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, Finland, Poland
and the Netherlands.
Gecko Press is based in Wellington, New Zealand, and
our books are sold throughout the English-speaking world in digital and print
Gecko Press prides itself on good production–design,
paper, bindings, covers–and on trying to make each book the best it can be.