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Publishers Association of New Zealand Welcomes Progress on Copyright Act Review

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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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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Q & A with Hugo Setzer

Q & A with Hugo Setzer

Headlining the PANZ International Conference in June will be Hugo Setzer, Vice President of the International Publishers Association & CEO of Manual Moderno, Mexico. Hugo recently took the time from his very busy schedule to answer some questions about his role at...

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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...

OCKHAM NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS 2019 WINNERS’ ANNOUNCEMENT

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 Winners 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...

OCKHAM NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS 2019 WINNERS’ ANNOUNCEMENT

Ockhams’ 2019 Longlist Laden with Literary Luminaries

Many of New Zealand’s literary heavyweights feature in the 40-strong Ockham New Zealand Book Awards longlist announced today. The latest works of Lloyd Jones, Fiona Kidman, Maurice Gee and Vincent O’Sullivan are among the rich and varied range nominated for the...