SATURDAY 17, NOVEMBER

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Ever considered being a Major Sponsor?

As founder of the NZ Book Festival, I lead a team of committed volunteers who give their time and expertise to help make this exciting event a success. 2018 will be its fifth year, with visitor numbers doubling year-on-year. The NZ Book Festival is a family-friendly...

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Traditional Vs Indie

The story of how I went from the former to the latter – and what I learned on the way. The majority hope for the former, with indie being treated like a second cousin at best. Certainly that was my take on being published and I remember well when on checking my phone...

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How do you approach your writing?

By Robyn P Murray © 2018 Every writer has his/her own habit of tackling that piece of writing which must meet a deadline whether it is required by an Agent/Publisher or your own goal. Everyone tackles it differently. Creative writing courses urge you to put down 500...

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Beat the Proofie – April

Lel Scott, proofreader/editor of PublishMe For more information on PublishMe get in touch with Giles Scott who will answer any questions you may have. Right now, though, we'd like to introduce a fun competition for you to take part in. It's in four sections, each of...

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Previous NZBF Newsletters

Here's another way we can keep connected. We've been busy loading up all our NZBF writers newsletters from 2015. As new ones go out we'll add them to this post. No longer do you have to hunt through old emails for fantastic bits of advice. Chat soon. 2018 -...

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Review: The Little Mouse’s Tail – Ardi Alemi

A Little Mouse's Tail This striking picture book seems to be a labour of love involving a lot of people, with Ardi Alemi, and Charlotte and Russell Wanhill mentioned on the cover. There is also the large number of backers who raised over $13,000 on Kickstarter to get...

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Review: Hugo’s Gift – Suzanne Singleton

A curse spanning generations and continents Hugo’s Gift opens in Wellington in 1926 with Hugo Kane, an adoring husband, giving his wife, Isabel, a magnificent birthday gift – a brand new Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. In the process of learning to handle the car, Isabel...

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Review: Kiwi on the Camino – Vivianne Flintoff

A Walk that Changed My Life A pilgrimage for mind and soul Having lived a fairly hectic life well into her late 50s, Flintoff had become both physically and emotionally jaded. She and her husband, Bruce, decided to take extended leave and travel to Europe to walk the...

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Review: Look Away, Dixieland – M J Burr

From judicial murder to fanatical terrorism. From the opening pages of Look Away, Dixieland, with a rigged court martial and judicial murder in America’s war torn southern states in 1865, to the book’s fast-paced final chapters in 2009-10, Michael Burr takes his...

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VICKY ADIN – Growing the NZ Book Festival

Four years ago, a friend of mine who lives in Devonport, became despondent and then angry about the fact that she couldn't sell her beautifully illustrated New Zealand children's storybooks in the usual bookshops. She decided to do something about it and dreamed up...

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I BELIEVE IN BOOK FAIRIES

We hide books around the WORLD, every day, for people to find, read, and then leave for the next person. The best thing is that YOU can get involved to be a book fairy and share your books, too! Head to our book fairy goodies page to get started. Share your books with...

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