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The New Zealand Book Council Te Kaunihera Pukapuka o Aotearoa relies on fundraising each year to continue our work. Without your support, we can’t build on our successes and continue to nurture young readers and support Aotearoa writers and stories.

We ask you to share in our achievements and play a vital role in the future of books and reading in Aotearoa.

Become a Book Council Friend

Book Council Friend ($50 a year)

For $50 a year, you’ll receive a copy of the annual NZBC Lecture publication, first notice and preferential bookings of NZBC affiliated events, special offers from our partners, and opportunities to win and review the latest Aotearoa fiction and poetry titles.

Become a Friend

Book Council Student Friend ($35 a year)

For $35 a year, you’ll receive a copy of the annual NZBC Lecture publication, first notice and preferential bookings of NZBC affiliated events, special offers from our partners, and opportunities to win and review the latest Aotearoa fiction and poetry

Become a Student Friend

Book Council Best Friend ($85 a year)

Receive all the benefits of Book Council Friends, plus one year’s subscription to NZ Books Pukapuka Aotearoa: A Quarterly Review

Become a Best Friend

Book Council Library Friend ($100 a year)

Support the work we do on behalf of Aotearoa writers to raise their profile and to increase their readership and sales.

You will receive one free article per year in Aotearoa Reads, and one free promotion per year through our enews or social media channels. We acknowledge your generous support on our website and in our annual report.

Become a Library Friend

Book Council Associate Friend ($300 a year)

Designed for publishers and booksellers. Support the work we do on behalf of Aotearoa writers to raise their profile and to increase their audiences and sales.

You will receive two free articles per year in Aotearoa Reads, and two free promotions per year through our enews or social media channels. We acknowledge your generous support on our website and in our annual report.

Become an Associate Friend

Book Council Corporate Friend ($1000 a year)

Join us and support the important work we do to promote and nurture Aotearoa's writers and readers nationwide.

Corporate Friends receive one free author event per year, providing your staff with a unique team-building experience.

We acknowledge your generous support on our website and in our annual report.

Become a Corporate Friend

Become a Book Council Patron

Our Patrons help us to nurture and support Aotearoa's writers and readers. We acknowledge your generous support on our website and in our annual report.

Book Council Patron – Tier One ($200 a year)

$200 is the cost of:

  • Commissioning two new Writers Files, used as a key resource around the world.
  • The fee for an Aotearoa writer for a half day visit to a school as part of our highly respected nationwide education programme.

Become a Tier One Patron

Book Council Patron – Tier Two ($400 a year)

$400 is the cost of:

  • Commissioning four new Writers Files, used as a key resource around the world.
  • Supporting a full day school visit by an Aotearoa writer as part of our highly respected nationwide education programme.
  • Commissions an article for Aotearoa Reads.

Become a Tier Two Patron

Become a Book Council Champion, Ambassador or Luminary

The New Zealand Book Council Te Kaunihera Pukapuka o Aotearoa is the strongest voice of advocacy for books and reading in Aotearoa. We collaborate with other Kiwi organisations to raise the profile of books; we speak on behalf of readers in the media; we mount reading campaigns and offer a range of reading programmes to enrich the lives of Aotearoa communities.

The vision and generosity of our supporters enables us to build on these successes and expand our advocacy work. It is your support that enables us to be the best and most effective organisation we can be.

Book Council Champions, Ambassadors, and Luminaries receive invitations to special Book Council events, such as the annual New Zealand Book Council Lecture, and to intimate author evenings. We acknowledge your generous support on our website and in our annual report.

Book Council Champion (Over $500 a year)
Become a Champion

Book Council Ambassador (Over $1000 a year)
Become an Ambassador

Book Council Luminary (Over $5000 a year)
Become a Luminary