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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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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...

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NZ successes at Frankfurt

NZ successes at Frankfurt

PANZ Director Catriona Ferguson Reports from Frankfurt Book Fair 2018: As usual it was all go on the PANZ stand in Hall 6.0 at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Nine publishers spent three busy days in meetings with contacts from around the world; the general vibe at...

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New Zealand and the International Publishing World

New Zealand and the International Publishing World

Sam Elworthy, Director, Auckland University Press reports: I wore two hats at the Frankfurt Book Fair this year. Most of the time I was on the New Zealand stand rustling up international interest in our upcoming Auckland University Press titles. But for a couple of...

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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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Media Releases

NZ Booklovers Awards 2019 Winners Announced

NZ Booklovers Awards 2019 Winners Announced

Fiona Kidman, Jo Seagar and Kimberly Andrews are winners in the inaugural NZ Booklovers Awards announced today. ‘These are books that all families in New Zealand will enjoy,’ says NZ Booklovers Director Karen McMillan. ‘Between the three winners, there is a novel that...

2019 Ockham Finalists Explore the Truth and Issues of Our Times

2019 Ockham Finalists Explore the Truth and Issues of Our Times

Four of our best-known novelists – whose novels, appropriately for our times, explore what it means to tell the truth – are in the running for the country’s richest fiction writing prize with today’s Ockham New Zealand Book Awards finalist announcement. The Cage by...

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...