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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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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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Homegrown books among Kiwi kids’ favourite reads

Homegrown books among Kiwi kids’ favourite reads

Kiwi children love to read books by local authors and their enthusiasm for reading is as keen as ever reveals the 2018 Whitcoulls Kids’ Top 50 Books list, announced today (24 September 2018). Whitcoulls Book Manager Joan Mackenzie said, “Kiwi kids cast their votes...

A decade of New Zealand Bestsellers to celebrate this NZ Bookshop Day

A decade of New Zealand Bestsellers to celebrate this NZ Bookshop Day

Seven NZ novels, eight children’s & YA books and five non-fiction titles comprise the Top 20 Bestsellers voted as favourites by booksellers from all over New Zealand. Now, the public have their opportunity to vote for their Bestseller of the Decade, in celebration of...

Auckland Writers Festival Launches Literary Foundation

Auckland Writers Festival Launches Literary Foundation

A new Foundation established by the Auckland Writers Festival aims to strengthen Aotearoa’s literary landscape. The Mātātuhi Foundation, launched this evening, will provide opportunities for New Zealand writers to develop and promote their works and for readers to...

Finalists announced for the Copyright Licensing Education Awards 2018

Finalists announced for the Copyright Licensing Education Awards 2018

The CLNZ Education Awards 2018 celebrate the quality and diversity of educational resources released between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2018 to support classroom learning. The awards recognise the success of New Zealand resource providers in the education market and...

Judges announced for 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

Judges announced for 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

An experienced panel of 12 judges – including prize-winning writers and poets, as well as historians, academics, curators and one of the country’s most respected booksellers – will   select the best books published this year for the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book...

New China Eyewitness takes top spot in 2018 Book Design Awards

New China Eyewitness takes top spot in 2018 Book Design Awards

New China Eyewitness: Roger Duff, Rewi Alley and the art of museum diplomacy edited by James Beattie and Richard Bullen (Canterbury University Press), designed by Aaron Beehre took home the accolades and the awards for two categories plus the best overall book design,...