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.
Friday, July 15, 2016
We’re joining forces with Te Papa Press
It was announced in Wellington yesterday that Massey
University Press will provide the publishing infrastructure for Te Papa
Press. This publishing partnership will benefit both organisations, and
will provide exciting opportunities for writers and quality outcomes for
readers. Importantly, it will help to sustain and develop New Zealand's
rich literary heritage.
Here at Massey University Press we’re enormously proud of
the faith and trust placed in us by the Te Papa board and management. Te
Papa Press is well known for its award-winning books, including Jill
Trevelyan’s biography of Peter McLeavey, which won the New Zealand Post
Book Awards Book of the Year award in 2014, and Audrey Eagles’ landmark Eagle’s Complete Trees and
Shrubs of New Zealand. And this year, as an indicator of the
high standard it sets, Te Papa Press had two finalists in the Ockham New
Zealand Book Awards.
Massey University Press is determined to honour the work
that’s been done by Te Papa Press to date, and to carry the mana of the
Press forward. Te Papa Press and Massey University Press books will
continue to be published under their respective imprints.
Te Papa chief executive Rick Ellis says the partnership is
an exciting evolution for the museum, which will retain an in-house
editor. “This partnership ensures a sustainable future for Te Papa Press.
We are delighted to partner with Massey University and to work with a
publisher of Nicola Legat’s calibre. Te Papa Press will continue its
proud legacy of scholarly, relevant and engaging publishing.”
partnership will benefit both organisations, and will provide exciting
opportunities for writers and quality outcomes for readers. Importantly,
it will help to sustain and develop New Zealand's rich literary