We are pleased to announce that this year the premier award for the best book has been renamed the Gerard Reid Award for Best Book, sponsored by Nielsen. This is a fitting recognition of the major and lasting contribution Gerard made to book publishing, design and production in New Zealand. Book design is an area of publishing that Gerard and his wife Mary Egan championed, first with their company Egan Reid and latterly at Pindar NZ.
After discussion with PANZ, Nielsen BookData , the sponsor of the Best Book Award, readily agreed to the name change and their continuing sponsorship. Ka Meechan, Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Nielsen BookData, says they are especially proud to be the sponsors for the inaugural Gerard Reid Best Book Award.
Nielsen BookData has a strong and active presence in New Zealand, and is committed to supporting the local publishing and bookselling industry.
Nielsen BookData provides comprehensive, enriched and timely bibliographic data worldwide to booksellers, libraries and publishers in 100 countries around the world. While Nielsen BookScan provides the world’s only continuous book retail monitoring service in the UK, Ireland, US, Australia, South Africa, Italy, Denmark, Spain and New Zealand.