Online booksellers in New ZEALAND can now get the most up-to-date information on books being sold in the country.
The new New Zealand Bookseller of the Year Awards have been launched this morning.
The winners will be announced in November.
The awards will be awarded to the most-read New Zealand bookseller online, by readers who visited the online bookshop website at least once in the year.
The award, announced at the launch of the award in Auckland, said the New ZealandBooksellersOnline community was an online marketplace where bookseller reviews and recommendations were made and shared.
The online bookseller community includes Amazon.co.nz, which hosts more than 10 million books, and Amazon.ca, which sells books through its website and Amazon Prime.
The winners will also be announced at an awards dinner in Wellington.
“The New ZealandOnline Bookseller Award is a recognition of the online Bookseller community that has supported, guided and inspired many thousands of New Zealanders, helping them find books they want to read,” said Paula Karras, CEO of the New ZA Booksellers Online Association.
“I hope this will be a good example of what we can do as a community to support book lovers and help them find new books to read and buy,” Karrabs said.
She said online booksellership has been a key driver for New Zealand’s economy and the country’s cultural diversity.
“This is a great time to be a New Zealander and it’s also a great opportunity to discover books that you may have missed.”
A great bookseller in New York can sell you a book you’ve never heard of but you can also get to know it better and see what the author has to say about it.
“The New ZBIA awards are a way to honour New Zealand books that have helped readers find books that are available in bookstores around the world.