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PANZ Book Design Awards 2016 – Entries Now Open

Entries for the 2016 PANZ Book Design Awards and the PANZ Young Designer of the Year Award are now open. PANZ Book Design Awards Entries for the PANZ Book Design Awards are open to any New Zealand book, including educational, children’s, general fiction and...

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Exception Creep

Kevin Chapman, Director of Upstart Press comments: Last week I went to a lecture at Auckland University. It was given by a noted American lawyer and academic, Professor Kenneth Crews, and was ostensibly about copyright and library exceptions in NZ. Copyright and the...

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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...

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AUP Finalists for Major Award at LBF

The shortlist for The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2016 has been announced, with China leading the shortlists with five nominations and the USA and Australia not far behind with four each. The awards, which are held in partnership with the UK...

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Beatnik Publishing: PANZ mentor input invaluable

Beatnik Publishing: PANZ mentor input invaluable

The PANZ Mentorship programme, funded by Copyright Licensing New Zealand, allows for business owners or heads of publishing houses to access a skilled mentor over a period of six months. The most recent pair up to make the most of this scheme are Beatnik’s Sally...

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Media Releases

Globally Lauded Novelist Wins Country’s Biggest Fiction Prize

Internationally renowned Ngāruawāhia resident Catherine Chidgey has won New Zealand’s richest writing award, the $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, for her novel The Wish Child. The award was announced this evening at the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. The...

Auckland Writers Festival Launches Its Most Ambitious Programme Yet

New Zealand’s Largest Literary Festival Launches Its Most Expansive Programme Yet The 18th Auckland Writers Festival takes to the sea, the pavement, festival halls and a glittering pop-up venue in its most ambitious programme yet, which sees a record 42 international...

STORYLINES ANNOUNCES NOTABLE BOOKS 2017

Outstanding books for children and young people published by  New Zealand authors and illustrators in the previous year. The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust is delighted to announce the 33 outstanding New Zealand children’s and teens’ books selected for its...

HarperCollins Publishers Celebrates Its 200th Anniversary

HarperCollins Publishers, one of the world’s largest consumer book publishers, today announced a global campaign celebrating two centuries of publishing in commemoration of the company’s 200th anniversary. The centrepiece of the yearlong celebration is a website,...

The Sapling brings new life to children’s literature

Two people’s love of children’s literature has fertilised the growth of The Sapling, a brand-new website dedicated entirely to celebrating children’s books. With the website launching today, 6 March, Jane Arthur and Sarah Forster are excited to be bringing their...

Literary Heavyweights Vie for Top Writing Honours

Four of the country’s most respected novelists are in the running for New Zealand’s richest fiction writing prize with today’s announcement of the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards shortlist. Commonwealth Prize-winning novelist Catherine Chidgey’s The Wish Child is...

CLNZ New Writers’ Award

CLNZ has launched a new $25,000 Writers’ Award, offered to writers of a wide range of non-fiction genre, including writers of educational material. The Award enables the successful applicant to devote time to a specific writing project. 2016 APPLICATIONS FOR THE...

New Chair for Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ)

Copyright Licensing New Zealand has announced the appointment of Dunedin crime writer Vanda Symon to the position of Chair of the Board. Ms Symon takes over from Adrian Keane, Owner and Chief Executive of Edify Ltd, who has held the position since 2012. CEO of CLNZ,...