Monday, September 24, 2018

The 2018 Book Council Lecture


The 2018 Book Council Lecture

This year's Book Council Lecture will be given by beloved children's author Joy Cowley at Te Marae, Te Papa on October 4.

In her warm and engaging talk The Power of Story, Joy will draw on a lifetime’s experience of inspiring children to read.

Entwining practical advice on how to spark a love for reading with her thoughts on how the power of story can inspire lifelong learning and critical thinking, she speaks to parents, educators and avid readers alike.

You will receive a copy of The Power of Story which has been published exclusively for Book Council members.

The lecture will also appear on the Book Council website after the event.

"We are honoured that Joy will deliver her messages in person, but also that we’re able to produce a publication of her extended essay that will be enjoyed widely for years to come," says Book Council CEO Jo Cribb.

This year’s lecture will be held at on October 4, at 5.30pm at Te Marae, Level 4, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Please note that seats are limited for this special event. Please register your attendance at Eventfinda.

Author Grants

We’re very excited to announce that we are awarding $45,000 worth of grants and awards to five New Zealand authors at the National Writers’ Forum event in Auckland.
There are two media releases attached about the recipients, and we think this is important to share with your readers/audience.
Both of these media releases are strictly embargoed until 5pm Saturday 22 September (once the announcement has been made).

  1. $25,000 CLNZ Writers’ Award Winner Announced.pdf  (image: Nic Low – 2018 Writers Award Winner.jpg)
  2. CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants 2018 Recipients Announced.pdf (image: 2018 Research Grants Recipients combined.jpg)

If you would like further information please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Summer Jenkins | Customer Experience Manager
(Please note my usual office hours are Mon-Thurs 8-3pm)

Cook the Books - Author Event

A very special author event. 

Always Delicious with Lauraine Jacobs & Sam Mannering - Monday 1 October.
Ever since Lauraine started writing the FOOD column in the NZ Listener it has been a go-to weekly resource for reliable recipes which champion seasonal ingredients. Now, in association with Potton & Burton, those favourite recipes are being published in one gorgeous book - ALWAYS DELICIOUS. Accompanied by tips, tricks & food chat, each recipe is beautifully photographed by Liz Clarkson.

To celebrate the launch, we are absolutely delighted to welcome Lauraine to our kitchen for an evening of food chat with Sunday Magazine Food Editor, Author & Restaurateur Sam Mannering. 
While she really needs no introduction, Lauraine Jacobs is the FOOD COLUMNIST for the NZ LISTENER magazine. Trained at the London Cordon Bleu School she has been writing on all matters culinary for more than 25 years.
A passionate cook and lover of simply presented fresh food, she has won many food and recipe writing awards including two Gold Ladles at the World Food Media Awards. She is a tireless champion of the New Zealand fine culinary scene, especially small artisan producers, regional specialty foods and farmers markets throughout the country.
Lauraine was very proud to accept an MNZM in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2009 for services to the food industry.
Booking Information

An Evening with Lauraine Jacobs & Sam Mannering.
From 6.30pm. Monday 1 October 2018.
Cook the Books
19 Williamson Ave

Cost per person $5.
*This is fully refundable on the purchase of a copy of Always Delicious

All bookings must be made via Book for Always Delicious with Lauraine Jacobs

Our sincere thanks to Lauraine Jacobs, Sam Mannering, Potton & Burton, St Clair Family Estate & Ora King Salmon for making this event possible.

If you are unable to join us but would like to order a signed copy of Always Delicious, please click below. We will deliver FREE anywhere in NZ. Just select "free local delivery" no matter where you live x
Order Always Delicious with FREE DELIVERY

The Bookseller

Frankfurt Book Fair
Publishers have reported buoyant trading on the international stage ahead of this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, though many are unsettled by the political backdrop, with the UK government sparring with the European Union to avoid a “no-deal” Brexit come March 2019.
Man Booker Prize
The judges who selected the Man Booker Prize 2018 shortlist yesterday have spoken out about a lack of thorough editing on some of the books submitted for the £50,000 award.
Linwood Barclay
After a decade's publishing with Orion, Linwood Barclay is moving to HQ, HarperCollins, in a new three-book, seven-figure deal.
Russell Brand
Yuval Noah Harari is addressing 300 schoolchildren this month on pressing issues facing their generation at a free event hosted by Russell Brand.
Abir Mukherjee
Abir Mukherjee has won the 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize (£15,000) with his second novel, A Necessary Evil (Vintage).
Sam Coates is to join literary agency Rogers, Coleridge and White as foreign rights manager, working alongside department head Laurence Laluyaux.

Naomi Mercer
Naomi Mercer has joined the Orion Publishing Group as finance director.
Canongate editorial director Simon Thorogood has bought world rights in the latest book from Melanie Challenger, How to be Animal, from Jessica Woollard at David Higham.
Trapeze has signed a new two-book deal with thriller writer Alison Belsham, taking her debut The Tattoo Thief on into a trilogy.

Off the Shelf

September 21, 2018
Sarah Jane Abbott


10 Books That Are Small But Mighty

I admit it: I am the kind of person who puts tasks I’ve nearly completed on my to-do list just so I can quickly check them off. I love the satisfaction of having completed something. That extends to reading too. There’s a lot to be said for losing oneself in a long novel, but it’s a special kind of pleasure to blaze through a short book in a day and add it to my reading log. If you’re looking to rack up your book count for the year or just seeking a book to start and finish in one afternoon, here are 10 short reads that are light on page count but not in substance.

Publishers Lunch

Today's Meal

Kim Anderson will re-join Chronicle Books as vice president of sales & marketing, overseeing the marketing, domestic sales, international sales, and subsidiary rights teams. Previously, she worked in the Chronicle Books sales department from 2003 to 2013, and has spent the past five years as a sales and marketing consultant for such companies as Insight Editions, Mrs. Grossman's, becker&mayer, and Galison.

Steve Marshall joined Ingram Content Group as vp, IT services. Prior to Ingram, Steve was the vice president of infrastructure at C&S Wholesale Grocers in Keene, NH.

Claire McGinnis has been promoted to associate director of publicity at Riverhead.

At Thames & Hudson, Sarah Thegeby has been promoted to publicist and Anna Skrabacz to marketing associate.

At Macmillan Children's, Brittany Pearlman has been promoted to senior publicist.

Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in San Diego is seeking new ownership after 25 years of operation. Co-owners Maryelizabeth Yturralde and Terry Gilman also run Creating Conversations, which sells books at events throughout Southern California, and said in a statement that they "just don’t have the bandwidth to effectively operate two businesses." However, if they can't find a buyer, Yturralde says the store will stay open and they "won’t abandon our staff or our greater community."

The Daily Beast



Trump's Ready for Justice ‘Jihad’ After Rosenstein Report
Betsy Woodruff, Asawin Suebsaeng, and Sam Stein
"Most people here are talking about the very real possibility that Rod is on his way out,” said one senior Justice official.


Chelsea Cain Returns: ‘Yeah, I’m Dead to Marvel. Trust Me.’
Melissa Leon
Two years after her ‘Mockingbird’ row, the comics author is back with ‘Man-Eaters’ and an eye-roll at her trolls. ‘I don’t want to just be in a hidey-hole. Because then they win.’


A Stunning Exploration of Female Agency and Sexuality
Amy Zimmerman
Filmmaker Wash Westmoreland’s ‘Colette,’ in theaters Sept. 21, is a lush period biopic of French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, a bisexual woman way ahead of her time.



Most-Wanted Killer Cop Caught In China After Years Abroad
Kate Briquelet
A '15 Most Wanted Fugitive' ex-cop from South Carolina, accused of molesting a child and murdering his wife, has reportedly been nabbed posing as an English teacher in China.


DA Gets Over 50 Calls About Couple in Serial Date-Rape Case
Tarpley Hitt
Authorities say they are tracking leads that go back two decades and have expanded the probe into other states.


Why Do People Seem to Believe Beyoncé Is a Witch?
Tom Sykes
Bey has played with an occult narrative over the years to add spice to her image, but court documents accusing her of ‘extreme witchcraft’ take things to a new low.



A Storm of Red Tape and Neglect Followed Hurricane Maria
Ingrid Arnesen
When Puerto Ricans hear Trump — the president of their country — praise relief efforts on the island as an “unsung success,” their reaction is bitter beyond the bounds of irony.


Insurance Company Offers Cheaper Rates—if You Wear a FitBit
Kelly Weill
Starting in January 2019, John Hancock Insurance will incentivize FitBit users to share their health data with the company—but at what cost?






1. WOW
He also reportedly discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.


Trump insisted that “if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says,” charges would have been filed.


After wildly speculative post IDing ex classmate who could have been mistaken for nominee.


Until he was convinced otherwise by White House ethics advisers.