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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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PANZ Digital Marketing workshop review

PANZ Digital Marketing workshop review

Ex cyclone Gita couldn’t keep the eager participants of the PANZ Digital Marketing Workshop – Creative Engagement, away yesterday.  With more than 30 attendees the room was at maximum capacity. The workshop started in high gear with an insightful and inspiring look at...

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Publishers Association Appoints New Council

Publishers Association Appoints New Council

The Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) has appointed its new officers and councillors for the 2017–18 period. The new council elected at the association’s AGM on 14 July consists of: President: Peter Dowling (Oratia Media) Immediate Past President: Melanie...

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Media Releases

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...

Ockhams’ 2019 Longlist Laden with Literary Luminaries

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...

NZ Bookshop Numbers on the Rise

NZ Bookshop Numbers on the Rise

Since January 2018, Booksellers NZ has gained seven brand new members from everywhere from Vulcan Lane in Central Auckland, through to Twizel in South Canterbury, as well as online store Five Dogs Books. ‘We have seen a decided increase in the number of new bookshops...

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...

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...

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...