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Julie Noanoa wins Best First Book Award

We are absolutely delighted author Julie Noanoa won the Best First Book Award at the recent New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults for Maori Art for Kids. What the judges said: This year’s winner combines excellent production values, outstanding content and is a book that has enormous appeal to a very wide range of readers. It has…

Potton & Burton win Publisher of the Year Award

Potton & Burton were absolutely delighted to win Publisher of the Year at this year’s Book Trade Industry Awards and pass on their congratulations to all of the other winners.

SUNDAY, 21 JUNE 2015

Book Trade Industry Awards prove a passion for books creates profits

A renowned family of booksellers were honoured with a lifetime achievement award tonight at the annual Book Industry awards in Auckland, while individual publishers and booksellers were recognised as being the best in the New Zealand trade.

This year the lifetime achievement award was presented to the Parsons Family of Auckland and Wellington for the inter-generational contribution the family have made to the industry.

All of the winners of the Book Trade Industry Awards this year have been applauded by the judges for their dedication to quality – whether in publication, selling, or running events – and passion for the trade. There were six awards given, and for the first time this year, applicants were invited to self-nominate. This allowed some smaller bookstores who didn’t frequently see publishing reps to highlight their own efforts to improve sales for their stores. There were a large number of nominees in this category, making the prize even more desirable.

New distributed title for April 2015

We are really pleased to be distributing La Boca Loca Cookbook by Lucas Putnam and Marianne Elliot from April 2015. Lucas and Marianne own the renowned Mexican restaurant La Boca Loca in Miramar, Wellington, where they create authentic, delicious Mexican food with most ingredients being locally sourced. The cookbook is filled with their favourite recipes (including cocktails) and will retail…

We’ve changed our name

Craig Potton Publishing becomes Potton & Burton On 6 March Craig Potton Publishing is changing its name to Potton & Burton, a move designed to reflect the increasingly diverse range of New Zealand books we publish. Publisher and co-owner Robbie Burton commented, ‘The Craig Potton Publishing imprint has served us brilliantly for over 25 years, but in recent years it…

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