‘The NZ Book Festival’ Celebrating New Zealand Indie Books
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Are you writing right?

Writing is a lonely one person job. Are you doing it right?

You might share your story ideas with others but ultimately it's up to you to do the hard yards. And then there's the self-doubt. Am I doing the writing thing right? Do I really know what I'm doing? Is anybody going to want to read my writing? Never fear the answers to all your writing doubts can be found on the 'interweb'. Below are just some of the multitude of ' how to guides' on writing. 

The Write Practice   Wiki How   Creative Writing Now   The Balance   Now Novel   Writers Digest   The Write Life   

And if you haven't got time here's some videos instead.

How to Write a Short Story  - 2 minutes 36 seconds or
How to Write a Short Story  - 2 minutes 17 seconds or for a bit longer
How to Write a Short Story in one hour - 6 minutes 58 seconds.

But do you know what?
Only you can decide what works for you and your writing.
Here's proof that readers are interested in what you write regardless of how you wrote it. Theses pictures were taken at the 2017 NZ Book Festival.
One great thing about writing is that every book is different. Authors are the only supply source for readers. 

We want your book reviews!

Have you reviewed a great New Zealand indie book? Or have you had your indie book reviewed. We'd love to share your book reviews with others on our facebook page. Email us:  Our PR person will choose the best reviews each week and we'll put them up for others to see.  If you haven't reviewed your favourite indie books make sure you do. A review is an easy way to let authors know you're thinking of them.

Writing a book?
New writing competition for NZ authors

The NZ Book Festival has launched a new writing competition for NZ authors who are writing a book and wish to publish it independently. Click here for details.

The core sponsor for the competition is independent publishing business BigWords-Books. A long-time supporter of the NZ Book Festival, BigWords-Books owner Fiona Cole decided to run the competition as a way to give emerging indie authors the chance to get their dream of becoming a published author off to a great start, and to showcase the level of professionalism that can be achieved through the independent publishing route.

The winner receives an indie publishing prize pack of professional services required to turn their manuscript into a published book, valued at over $3,500 NZD. Click here for details.

What's not to love about 100 goody bags? 

Please support our sponsors 
Jet Park Airport Hotel, Auckland & Jet Park Hotel, Rotorua, Antipodes, ZR Southcombe, BookPrint, Jed's Coffee Co., Lush New Zealand, Otakiri 932 Water; Harraways Rolled Oats, Badge King
Jet Park Airport Hotel, Auckland & Jet Park Hotel, Rotorua
Proud sponsors of the NZ Book Festival's Grand Prize of a one night stay in a Deluxe King or Twin Room for two, including a cooked breakfast.
Congratulations - Kay Ingledew of Whangaparaoa
Winners of three $100 Jet Park Hotel spot prizes

The $100 vouchers can be used at either the Jet Park Airport Hotel in Auckland, or the Jet Park Hotel Rotorua.

Carolyn made a special trip from Thames to attend the festival. Laura bought a variety of books for her children and Margaret drove up from Te Awamutu.

Dates worth remembering 
17th Nov 2018 - NZ Book Festival (same time, same place.)
1st Jan 2018 - Only 2018 exhibitors will be listed on our website
28th Feb 2018 - Early bird pricing finishes
31st Aug 2018 - Exhibitor bookings for 2018 NZ Book Festival close.
For 2017 exhibitors wishing to book a stand in 2018 please contact us for easy re-booking. For new or 2015, 2016 exhibitors wishing to have a stand please contact us for details on how to book for 2018. 
Meet the 2017 Exhibitors 
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