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An excellent Christmas for children’s books

TV3's Newshub took a look at New Zealand's booming children's book industry in a story that aired over the Christmas break. Books for kids were a popular gift, with titles flying off the shelf and the industry buoyant. Watch the full video here, which features Little...

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2019 Yale scholarship recipient announced

2019 Yale scholarship recipient announced

Despite tough competition the recipient of the W.E. and M.L. Forde Scholarship to attend the Yale Book Publishing Course in Connecticut has been decided.  PANZ is delighted to announce that Tom Rennie, Publisher at Bridget Williams Books will be heading to the US to...

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Publishers’ Picks of 2018

Publishers’ Picks of 2018

To celebrate a bumper year of publishing we asked our members to pick a favourite child and tell us about the book they were most thrilled to publish. We also flipped the coin and asked which other publisher’s title they wished they’d commissioned. There were...

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Copyright Act Review: Submission Made on Issues Paper

NZ Publishing bound for Guadalajara!

  MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 21 November 2018: For immediate release Nineteen New Zealand publishers will have books on display at the Publishers Association of New Zealand’s (PANZ) stand at this year’s Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) from 24 to 28...

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NZ successes at Frankfurt

NZ successes at Frankfurt

PANZ Director Catriona Ferguson Reports from Frankfurt Book Fair 2018: As usual it was all go on the PANZ stand in Hall 6.0 at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Nine publishers spent three busy days in meetings with contacts from around the world; the general vibe at...

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New Zealand and the International Publishing World

New Zealand and the International Publishing World

Sam Elworthy, Director, Auckland University Press reports: I wore two hats at the Frankfurt Book Fair this year. Most of the time I was on the New Zealand stand rustling up international interest in our upcoming Auckland University Press titles. But for a couple of...

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Media Releases

This year’s Book of the Year for young readers is “The Bomb”

This year’s Book of the Year for young readers is “The Bomb”

A sparkling story of courage and transformation has been judged the best book for young readers at this year’s national children’s book awards. The Bomb by Sacha Cotter, illustrated by Josh Morgan, was awarded the highest prize in children’s publishing – The Margaret...

Penguin Random House New Zealand announce Carrie Welch to depart

Penguin Random House New Zealand announce Carrie Welch to depart

      6 August 2019 For immediate release Penguin Random House New Zealand announce Carrie Welch to depart Julie Burland, CEO Penguin Random House Australia & New Zealand (PRH ANZ), announced today that Carrie Welch, Director Penguin Random House...

Social issues a major theme for National Poetry Day celebrations

Social issues a major theme for National Poetry Day celebrations

Climate change and the plight of refugees are the focus of some of the 150+ events in this year’s Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day, taking place on Friday August 23. Our annual celebration of writing and reading poetry embraces both the personal and political...

NZSA Canterbury Heritage Literary Awards

NZSA Canterbury Heritage Literary Awards

Last week NZSA Canterbury announced the winners, runners -up and specially commended writers who had been selected by our judges in the Heritage Literary Awards.  The competition was nation-wide and attracted entries from leading publishers and writers throughout New...

Joy Cowley a Finalist in 2019 Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards

Joy Cowley a Finalist in 2019 Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards

One of New Zealand’s best-loved writers, Dame Joy Cowley is a finalist in this year’s Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards’ Book category for her non-fiction work Veil Over Light. She joins four other authors from all over the country writing about issues as...

OCKHAM NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS 2019 WINNERS’ ANNOUNCEMENT

OCKHAM NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS 2019 WINNERS’ ANNOUNCEMENT

  ‘Urgently Relevant’ Novel Wins Country’s Richest Literary Award  Dame Fiona Kidman has won this year’s $53,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for her novel, This Mortal Boy, a work described by the judges as ‘moving, memorable,...