NZ Independent Book Festival

Newsletter Update

31 July 2015   ** Stupendous Seminars **
North Shore Events Centre

October 3 from 12 pm to 4 pm
October 4 from 10 am to 4 pm
Books for Sale, Author Signing, Publishing Professionals, Workshops, Seminars, Café, Entertainment

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Thank you to Asia Pacific Offset Ltd who has just confirmed they will be one of our Support Sponsors.  Their financial support will go towards advertising, and pay for free WiFi access to exhibitors and the public at the festival.

Nielsen Book Services is sponsoring the festival's Seminar Room.
Dr. Seuss’s previously unseen illustrated wink at the paradox of Choice and the Fear of Missing Out

What Pet Should I Get?

The cat?
Or the dog?
The kitten?
The pup?

Oh boy!
It is something
to make a mind up.

Then I looked at Kay.
I said, “What will we do?
I like all the pets that I see.
So do you.

We have to pick ONE pet
and pick it out soon.
You know Mother told us
to be back by noon.”

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NZ Books for Readers Everywhere - Click Here

Write, Publish and Sell your own Book - Click Here


** Stupendous Seminar Speakers **
Dawn McMillan Story Time  
The well-loved author of many children’s books will be coming to read some of her much loved stories at the festival in the seminar room on Saturday.

Come and meet Dawn who will be staying all day Saturday to meet readers of all ages.  Feel free to bring along your collection of Dawn’s books for her to sign.

Dawn will also be showing us her latest book which is due out in October.

Saturday 12.15 pm - 1.00 pm

Wine with Julie Thomas

Julie Thomas, author of the hugely successful,  'The Keeper of Secrets'  will be talking about her journey from indie author of her first book to being signed up with publishing giant Harper Collins America.  

Her latest book, 'Blood, Wine & Chocolate' has received huge success since its publication in March. 

Saturday 1.30 pm - 2.15 pm

(note: the licencesed café will be selling a selection of wine and beer at the festival)

Kim Dovey & Dexter Fry of Smartwork Creative will be running two seminars giving writers and readers an overview of what their company does to get traditional and independently books ready for sale.

Saturday 2.45 pm - 3.30 pm & Sunday  11.15 am - 12.00 pm

Ellie Baker - Migrant Emotions
Author Ellie Baker wrote The Emotional Challenges of Immigration – Stories of those immigrants who stayed in NZ. 

She will be discussing the ups and downs of coming to live in New Zealand.  Her book is aimed at helping immigrants become more settled and to give non-immigrants an insight into immigrant life.

Sunday 10.15 am - 11.00 pm   
Des Hunt - Stories for Teens
The strong environmental messages in Hunt’s novels emphasise the unique features of New Zealand fauna and geology.

His first novel, A Friend in Paradise, combined action adventure with ecological themes, and was a finalist in the 2003 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards. He was also a finalist in the Junior Fiction section of the 2007 and 2014 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.

Sunday 12.30 pm - 1.15 pm

Why Self Publish? - Copy Press Answers the Big Question 

You don't have to convince anyone other than yourself that your book is worth publishing. Many keen writers have self published with help from The Copy Press.  From preserving your own family history, or that of your community of club in economical, quality format. 

Maybe you just want to leave a legacy with your family or share what you have learned with others.  Your relatives will appreciate a perfectly-bound book with a glossy colour cover about your childhood, war experiences or travel adventures far more than a musty photo album and loose, double space pages of manuscript.  Discussion will also be about if there is a market for your book.

Sunday 1.45 pm - 2.30 pm

Vicky Adin - You too, can do it!

Vicky lives on the North Shore of Auckland within walking distance of the beach, the coffee shops, and inspiration. Three words sum up her passion in life: family, history and language.

After decades of genealogical research and a life-long love affair with words (she actually enjoyed writing essays at school) she has combined her skills to write poignant novels weaving family and history together, based on real people, with real experiences in a way that makes the past come alive.

Vicky would love to share her journey from writer to published author with you.

Sunday 3.00 pm - 3.45 pm

A Unique Expressions Workshop    

Janine’s Art is offering an amazing opportunity using painting techniques and stencils to create your own nature scene for a festival special price of $180. 
Your special project can include butterflies, dragonflies, plants and iconic New Zealand images. For three creative hours you can create on canvas your own special artwork. 

Spaces are limited to six participants. Bookings and a $50 deposit are required prior to the festival. Contact is through email:    

Saturday 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm (at Janine's Art Exhibitor Stand) a special day we had, made even more fabulous in the company of Kerre McIvor as our MC.

Next Friday's Newsletter:  Touchy Topics

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