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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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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...

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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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Media Releases

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,...

Lincoln Gould Retiring as Booksellers New Zealand CEO

Lincoln Gould Retiring as Booksellers New Zealand CEO

Lincoln Gould is retiring as CEO of Booksellers NZ at the end of October, after 10 years at the helm. Announcing the retirement, Chair of Booksellers NZ, Juliet Blyth  says ’The Association has been immensely fortunate to have had Lincoln as our CEO these last 10...

Unleashing the unifying power of poetry in New Zealand communities

Unleashing the unifying power of poetry in New Zealand communities

On Friday 23 August 2019, Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day will once again give New Zealanders the opportunity to come together and unleash the power of poetry in their own communities. Last year, a massive 150 events took place nationwide – double that of...

NZ Booklovers Awards 2019 Winners Announced

NZ Booklovers Awards 2019 Winners Announced

Fiona Kidman, Jo Seagar and Kimberly Andrews are winners in the inaugural NZ Booklovers Awards announced today. ‘These are books that all families in New Zealand will enjoy,’ says NZ Booklovers Director Karen McMillan. ‘Between the three winners, there is a novel that...

2019 Ockham Finalists Explore the Truth and Issues of Our Times

2019 Ockham Finalists Explore the Truth and Issues of Our Times

Four of our best-known novelists – whose novels, appropriately for our times, explore what it means to tell the truth – are in the running for the country’s richest fiction writing prize with today’s Ockham New Zealand Book Awards finalist announcement. The Cage by...

NZ Booklovers Awards 2019 Shortlist Announced

NZ Booklovers Awards 2019 Shortlist Announced

A mixture of well-known writers and new authors feature in the inaugural NZ Booklovers Awards shortlist announced today. The latest works by Fiona Kidman, Nicky Pellegrino, Jo Seagar, Wendyl Nissen, David Hill and Fleur Beale are among the diverse range of books...