BPANZ member Forrester Books announced this week that they have gone into liquidation. Eight full-time staff were employed at Forrester Books, and three independent contractors. Forrester Books, an Auckland company, has been in business since 1953. First owned by Lothian Books Australia, it was in 1991 purchased by David Forrester, who has managed it since 1969. David Forrester reports that there are only about 10 or 15 publishers they distributed for, and all should be able to find other distributors. “They’re not going to be dead and buried, they’ll lose a little bit but they’ll certainly continue — all of them.” Callum MacDonald, from liquidating company Buchanan MacDonald, said he had spoken with the publishers over the past two days. Most had already managed to arrange alternative arrangements, he said.