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Vale Bert Hingley

Vale Bert Hingley

Tributes have flooded in following the announcement of the passing of publishing great, Bert Hingley on 3 September. Friends and colleagues remember the Hodder & Stoughton publisher as a champion of New Zealand publishing, legendary for his author lunches. Joan...

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NATIONAL POETRY 2019 REACHES NEW HEIGHTS

NATIONAL POETRY 2019 REACHES NEW HEIGHTS

Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day went next level in 2019, with a very impressive total of around160 events nationwide. Spanning the days leading up to, following, and of course all day Friday 23 August itself, quality events were hosted from one end of the...

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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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Media Releases

New Association Manager for Booksellers NZ named

New Association Manager for Booksellers NZ named

  From Booksellers NZ The Board of Booksellers NZ is delighted to announce the appointment of Dan Slevin to role of Association Manager, Booksellers NZ. Dan has over 25 years experience working in all areas of the New Zealand media, having worked in live...

This year’s Book of the Year for young readers is “The Bomb”

This year’s Book of the Year for young readers is “The Bomb”

A sparkling story of courage and transformation has been judged the best book for young readers at this year’s national children’s book awards. The Bomb by Sacha Cotter, illustrated by Josh Morgan, was awarded the highest prize in children’s publishing – The Margaret...

Penguin Random House New Zealand announce Carrie Welch to depart

Penguin Random House New Zealand announce Carrie Welch to depart

      6 August 2019 For immediate release Penguin Random House New Zealand announce Carrie Welch to depart Julie Burland, CEO Penguin Random House Australia & New Zealand (PRH ANZ), announced today that Carrie Welch, Director Penguin Random House...

NATIONAL POETRY 2019 REACHES NEW HEIGHTS

Social issues a major theme for National Poetry Day celebrations

Climate change and the plight of refugees are the focus of some of the 150+ events in this year’s Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day, taking place on Friday August 23. Our annual celebration of writing and reading poetry embraces both the personal and political...

NZSA Canterbury Heritage Literary Awards

NZSA Canterbury Heritage 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 publishers and writers throughout New...

Joy Cowley a Finalist in 2019 Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards

Joy Cowley a Finalist in 2019 Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards

One of New Zealand’s best-loved writers, Dame Joy Cowley is a finalist in this year’s Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards’ Book category for her non-fiction work Veil Over Light. She joins four other authors from all over the country writing about issues as...