What We Do
An important part of the role of PANZ is to represent publishers’ interests to industry and government. The PANZ advocacy team is fully aware of the importance of informing the relevant government and industry bodies of what the key industry issues are and how we can work effectively together.
PANZ is supported in this by its strong support from the publishing industry. The Association hosts a diverse mix of general, literary and educational publishers. Its members range from small independent niche publishers to the large multinationals.
Advocacy, Statistics and Industry Representation
PANZ represents the industry on:
- Copyright Licensing New Zealand Board
- New Zealand Book Month Board
- Book Trade Liaison Committee
- Book Awards Governance Group (BAGG)
- New Zealand Book Council
- Whitireia Diploma in Publishing Advisory Committee
Economic contribution of the New Zealand book publishing industry 2015 was released by PwC in November 2016. This study highlights the economic contribution of the New Zealand book publishing industry in terms of employment, GDP and wider impacts.
PANZ represents the industry to:
- Creative New Zealand
- Ministry for Culture and Heritage
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Education New Zealand
- New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
PANZ is a member of:
- International Publishers Association
PANZ is an incorporated society headed by a President and 7 council members.
The Council is supported by an Association Director, Membership Services Manager and Treasurer.
Each council member manages a portfolio representing a key element of the industry.
Portfolios: Advocacy, Finance; BTLC board member
Melanie is NZ Director of Allen & Unwin
Peter is Publisher and Director of Oratia Media
Immediate Past President
Portfolio: Copyright, Advocacy; CLNZ board member
Sam is Director of Auckland University Press
Portfolios: Education, Domestic & Secondary; Advocacy Education
Alex Collins is Chief Executive at Lift Education
Portfolios: Professional Development, Whitireia, Book Council
Julia is Managing Director of Gecko Press
Portfolios: Member Communications; BTLC board member
Sandra is Marketing Communications Manager for HarperCollins NZ
Portfolio: Education, Export, Primary, Literacy
Tracy is Sales and Marketing Director of Global Education Systems
Portfolios: Awards, BTLC board member
Melanee is Managing Director of Hachette New Zealand
Kevin is Director of Upstart Press
Association Director PANZ
Membership Services Manager
International Publishers Association
The International Publishers Association (IPA) is an international industry federation representing all aspects of book and journal publishing. Its mission is to promote and protect publishing and to raise awareness for publishing as a force for economic, cultural and political development. Around the world IPA actively fights against censorship and promotes copyright, literacy and freedom to publish.
CLNZ is the organisation that licences educational institutions and other organisations the right to photocopy parts of books for their use or the use of their students in return for a fee. CLNZ was set up in 1988 and has been instrumental in protecting authors and publishers rights and ensuring they are fairly compensated for the use of their works since and continues to be jointly owned by PANZ and NZSA.
Creative New Zealand
We work closely with both the Creative New Zealand local and the international teams to raise the issues that affect our industry and help our members receive the assistance they require to help their business grow. Creative NZ are strong supporters of the association and PANZ manages a number of grants on behalf of Creative New Zealand for our members.
Education New Zealand
Education New Zealand has supported our educational publisher members with their export initiatives in recent years.
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
MFAT have supported both the New Zealand Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honour and TIBE 2015 Guest of Honour projects.
The Diploma in Publishing is a well recognised qualification for our industry and we work closely with the students each year on various projects such as the PANZ Book Design Awards, member’s directory, Introduction to Publishing. We also place three graduates each year into PANZ member companies through a six month intern programme funded by Creative NZ.