Monday, June 24, 2013

Book Industry celebrates with Awards night - A Random House scoop and The Bookman gets a gong !

23 June 2013

At a fabulous awards evening in Christchurch last evening the book industry has celebrated the achievements of the bookselling and publishing industry.

Lincoln Gould, CEO of Booksellers NZ made a surprise announcement of the inclusion of a New Zealand Book Industry Lifetime Achievement Award. The inaugural recipient was named as Graham Beattie, long-time bookseller, publisher, book awards judge, book reviewer and book blogger. 

The publisher winners are:

Nielsen Award for Promotional and Sales Support
Random House NZ

Nielsen Award for New Zealand Publishing
Random House NZ

Nielsen Award for Sales Rep of the Year:  North Island
Anna Applin (Archetype/Allen & Unwin) and Helen Raos (Hachette NZ)

Nielsen Award for Sales Rep of the Year:  South Island
Peter Levy (HarperCollins Publishers NZ)

Nielsen Award for Publisher of the Year
Random House NZ

The bookseller winners are...
Nielsen Regional Bookshop of the Year:  North Island
The Children's Bookshop, Wellington

Nielsen Regional Bookshop of the Year:  South Island
Paper Plus Northlands, Christchurch

Nielsen Group Bookshop of the Year
Paper Plus Coastlands, Paraparaumu

Nielsen Independent Bookshop of the Year
Page & Blackmore Booksellers, Nelson

To say that I was surprised and delighted to be the inaugural winner of this new award would have to be the understatement of the year. I was/am totally chuffed and feel greatly honoured.
They even gave me baseball cap inscribed - Bookman Beattie and the name of my award.


Paula Green said...

congratulations graham. How ownderful!

Renee Lang said...

Well deserved, Graham!

jules older said...

Mazeltov, dude. Nobody deserves it more.

— jules

Christine OB said...

Congratulations Graham! So glad your contribution has been recognised in this way.

Alessandra said...

Congratulations Graham, and the inscribed baseball cap is very appropriate :-)


Alison Wong said...

Well done Graham, and thanks so much for everything you give to the book industry. It's especially appreciated and needed in NZ.

Jane McLean said...

Congratualations to all winners at our industry awards! A wonderful reflection of the efforts put in to share our love and enthusiam of books and reading

Gavin McLean said...

Well done Graham!
- Gavin

Maxine said...

Well done, Graham. It's wonderful recognition of your contribution to the NZ book community. said...

Congratulations, Graham - well deserved - great news.

Beattie's Book Blog said...

Many thanks to you all for your kind comments. Needless to say I am over the moon with this huge honour. Totally chuffed you might say !

TK Roxborogh said...

Delighted for your national recognition though all of us can smugly claim you as one of us. So pleased. What would we do without you? You have personally sent on paths I didn't even know existed and introduced me to some wonderful people. Thank you and congratulations again.

Just Wendy said...

*Applause* Graham! And well deserved it is too :)

Vanda Symon said...

Fantastic! xxx

Jan FitzGerald said...

Can't think of a more deserving person. Congratulations!

Paparoa said...

Thoroughly well deserved - bask!

Claire Beynon said...

Wonderful, Graham - congratulations.

Helen Lowe said...

Congratulations, Graham: tremendous news!

Bronwyn Elsmore said...

Congratulations on the award. It deserves more than a hat, but wear it with pride.

Linda said...

Fantastic - your just desserts! Hope this speeds your recovery from the spill off your scooter.

AnneE said...

A superbly well deserved honour, Graham - time to celebrate!