Tricky little title changes

The Guardian has recently published an article about why American publishers sometimes change the titles of books. In fact they don't only change titles, they will also change names, places and spelling. The writer from The Guardian doesn't really have an answer to why this happens, but happen it does and can be confusing for…
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The world of WORD: Dan’s picks of the 2018 festival

WORD Christchurch is back for 2018 and the programme is full of quality experiences of the written word! Once again there's everything from poetry sessions, confessional sessions, author and book-related panels, and even a whale-watching tour to beautiful Kaikōura! But for me, the biggest excitement surrounds the sheer diversity of options available to us, the…
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New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults – 2018 finalists announced

The finalists for the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced. "From sharks and dawn raids to earthquakes, kidnap plots, Jean Batten and the familiar chaos that is kids at breakfast time, their range is diverse. But they all share the magical ability to transport, inform and delight, says convenor…
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