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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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NZ Publishing bound for Guadalajara!

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 November....

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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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Intern Programme Applications Open

Applications are now open for the Creative New Zealand National Publishing Internships Initiative 2019 which offers a Whitireia graduate the opportunity to work in a publishing company for six months. There will be three internships available which will run from...

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PANZ Book Design Awards 2018

PANZ Book Design Awards 2018

Aaron Beehre definitely got his exercise at the PANZ Book Design Awards held on Thursday 26 July. The Canterbury University Press designer took to the stage four times to claim a series of awards and found himself running out of people to thank in his acceptance...

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Children’s book boom drives growth for New Zealand publishers

Children’s book boom drives growth for New Zealand publishers

Heading into Christmas, sales of New Zealand-published children’s books are on a roll —helping the domestic publishing industry to reach more readers with local stories in 2018. In the 11 months to the end of November, sales of New Zealand books were up +1.6% by...

NZ Publishing bound for Guadalajara!

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 November....

NZSA Canterbury Heritage Literary Awards

From NZSA Canterbury 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...

2018 CLNZ Contestable Fund Investments Announced

2018 CLNZ Contestable Fund Investments Announced

Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is once again excited to announce the successful applicants in this year’s round of the CLNZ Contestable Fund Grants. Introduced in 2014, the fund was established to support strategic projects that demonstrate New Zealand...

CLNZ Education Awards 2018 Winners Announced

CLNZ Education Awards 2018 Winners Announced

Winners of the 2018 Copyright Licensing Education Awards were announced tonight at the uLearn18 conference held at Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland. Teachers from around the country joined the official panel of education experts and cast their votes to add their...

Four leading book publishers combine forces in New Zealand

Four leading book publishers combine forces in New Zealand

HarperCollins today announced the formation of a New Zealand sales and marketing agency representing leading international publishers Hardie Grant, Simon & Schuster and Walker Books. The new agency, which is yet to be named, will start operations in January,...

Homegrown books among Kiwi kids’ favourite reads

Homegrown books among Kiwi kids’ favourite reads

Kiwi children love to read books by local authors and their enthusiasm for reading is as keen as ever reveals the 2018 Whitcoulls Kids’ Top 50 Books list, announced today (24 September 2018). Whitcoulls Book Manager Joan Mackenzie said, “Kiwi kids cast their votes...