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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.

The Guadalajara International Book Fair is one of the world’s largest book fairs and rates as the most important publishing gathering in Ibero-America. For New Zealand publishers and writers it offers exciting opportunities for rights sales and distribution.

While publishing business is the main goal, the Guadalajara Book Fair also hosts a cultural festival in which literature plays an important part. Authors from all corners of the globe have been invited to participate in events and this year, as a result of a developing relationship between PANZ and the festival, Christchurch-based crime writer Paul Cleave will talk about his writing.

This is the third year PANZ has officially represented New Zealand trade and education publishers at this important fair. PANZ President Peter Dowling, a Spanish and Portuguese speaker who will manage the Kiwi presence in Guadalajara, says the FIL provides an unparalleled platform to access readers across Latin America and Southern Europe:

“With the backing of Creative New Zealand and Education New Zealand, PANZ aims to expand avenues for our literary and educational authors into key markets including Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal and Spain, not to mention the Hispanic-speaking United States.”

While in Mexico Dowling will also be meeting with New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and New Zealand Embassy officials, along with publishing industry leaders from around the world.

The Publishers Association of New Zealand gratefully acknowledge the support of Creative New Zealand and Education New Zealand.

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