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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

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...

2018 CLNZ Contestable Fund Investments Announced

2018 CLNZ Contestable Fund Investments Announced

Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is once again excited to announce the successful applicants in this year’s round of the CLNZ Contestable Fund Grants. Introduced in 2014, the fund was established to support strategic projects that demonstrate New Zealand...

CLNZ Education Awards 2018 Winners Announced

CLNZ Education Awards 2018 Winners Announced

Winners of the 2018 Copyright Licensing Education Awards were announced tonight at the uLearn18 conference held at Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland. Teachers from around the country joined the official panel of education experts and cast their votes to add their...

Four leading book publishers combine forces in New Zealand

Four leading book publishers combine forces in New Zealand

HarperCollins today announced the formation of a New Zealand sales and marketing agency representing leading international publishers Hardie Grant, Simon & Schuster and Walker Books. The new agency, which is yet to be named, will start operations in January,...

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...