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Sarah Yankelowitz, Penguin Random House NZ

Sarah Yankelowitz, Penguin Random House NZ

Name: Sarah Yankelowitz Role: Project Editor Company: Penguin Random House New Zealand My first job in publishing was... While I was studying at Whitireia, I’d hop across to Gecko Press a couple of afternoons each week to help process and pack their online orders....

Don Long, Lift Education E Tu

Don Long, Lift Education E Tu

Name: Don Long Role: Publisher Company: Lift Education E Tu My first job in publishing was... Co-editing Edge, a New Zealand-based international literary journal. We published New Zealand writers such as James K. Baxter, Ian Wedde, and Bill Manhire beside overseas...

Sophia Egan-Reid, Mary Egan Publishing

Sophia Egan-Reid, Mary Egan Publishing

  Name: Sophia Egan-Reid Role: Publisher Company: Mary Egan Publishing My first job in publishing was: Cleaning the office of my parents' publishing services business at 15 years old. Since then I have been an office manager, accounts person, marketing assistant,...

Keryn Modricker, Wendy Pye Publishing / Sunshine Books

Keryn Modricker, Wendy Pye Publishing / Sunshine Books

Name: Keryn Modricker Role: Production Co-ordinator (jack-of-all-trades) Company: Wendy Pye Publishing Ltd/Sunshine Books My first job in publishing was: As above (12.5 years on!) but my role has grown in more ways than I would have ever expected and I enjoy working...

Sophie Siers, Millwood Press

Sophie Siers, Millwood Press

Name: Sophie Siers Role: Everything! Company: Millwood Press My first job in publishing was... I think I was packing books for my parents before I was 10!  They had a building in Buckle Street that we use to go to after school and do odd jobs.  After they moved...

Waimatua Morris, Huia Publishers

Waimatua Morris, Huia Publishers

Name: Waimatua Morris Role: Sales and Marketing Manager Company: Huia Publishers My first job in publishing was... I did a small stint at Huia in the summer of 2003 while studying at university but my first proper job in publishing was in 2014 as the Production...

August to April: the gestation of Massey University Press

August to April: the gestation of Massey University Press

In late August 2015, Massey University Press began with a single employee: respected former Random House New Zealand publishing director Nicola Legat. When Professor Glyn Harper, the historian who chairs the Press’s editorial board, announced her appointment, he said...

Oratia Books: reaching globally from the Waitakeres

Oratia Books: reaching globally from the Waitakeres

Between them the Oratia Media publishing team have seven languages – Japanese, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and te reo Māori as well as English – so it is no wonder their publishing is reaching both New Zealand and world markets. Oratia Books has a place to...

Penguin Random House NZ: One name, one team

Penguin Random House NZ: One name, one team

Check the timeline: in October 2012 Pearson and Bertelsmann announce the merger of their respective trade publishing companies, Penguin and Random House, causing shock waves in international publishing with two of the world’s biggest publishing houses uniting. It...