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Book industry celebrates with awards night

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24 Jun 2013

At a fabulous awards evening in Christchurch last night the book industry 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 and book blogger at http://beattiesbookblog.blogspot.co.nz.

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

www.booksellers.co.nz