BACKGROUND TO THE REPORT
The report, based on interviews with focus groups around the country, is authored by Dr Paula Morris and Catherine Robertson.
It is available on the Book Council’s website www.bookcouncil.org.nz. It is the first phase of an ongoing research project the Book Council is undertaking in order to support the sales and readership of New Zealand books.
The Book Council will use the insights from this research to enhance its existing strategies for increasing the number of lifelong readers for pleasure, and for encouraging greater consumption of New Zealand fiction. It will also share the findings with the wider industry, including publishers, booksellers and media.