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PANZ actively represents publishers’ interests to industry and government. The PANZ advocacy team works to inform the relevant government departments and industry bodies of key issues facing book publishers and how we can work effectively together.

Strong support from the publishing industry is vital to this work. Association members are a diverse mix of general, literary and educational publishers, ranging from small independent niche publishers to large multinationals.

PANZ represents the industry on

• WeCreate
• Copyright Licensing New Zealand Board
• Book Trade Liaison Committee (BTLC)
• Book Awards Trust (BAT)
• Whitireia Diploma in Publishing Advisory Committee

Industry statistics

Nielsen Book Research completed a report to PANZ on the size of the New Zealand publishing market in 2021. The New Zealand Publishing Market Size Report 2022 sets an important benchmark for measuring the value and volume of sales across the publishing industry.

The report values the New Zealand book market at $292 million in 2022, with 19.9 million units sold.

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PANZ represents the industry to

• Creative New Zealand
• Ministry for Culture and Heritage
• Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
• Education New Zealand
• New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

PANZ is a member of

International Publishers Association
Diversity Works
The Coalition for Books



PANZ Manifesto

Publishers for a stronger, better New Zealand


Council Members

PANZ is an incorporated society headed by a President and seven council members.
The Council is supported by an Association Director and a Membership Services Manager.
Each Council member manages a portfolio representing a key element of the industry.

Graeme Cosslett

PANZ President

Portfolios  Advocacy, Finance, International. Graeme is Director | Chief Executive at NZCER.

Julia Marshall

Immediate Past President

Portfolios  International, Training & Professional Development. Julia is Publisher at Gecko Press.

Craig Gamble

Vice President

Portfolio  Member Communications & Sustainability. Craig is Publishing Manager at Te Herenga Waka University Press

Hana Pomare

Portfolios  Education – Domestic and Te Tiriti.  Hana is Publisher at Hana Limited

Claire Murdoch

Portfolios  Awards. Claire is Head of Publishing at Penguin Random House New Zealand.

Suzy Maddox

Portfolio  Training & Professional Development. Suzy is National Sales Manager at Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand.

Tom Rennie

Portfolio  Copyright. Tom is Publisher at Bridget Williams Books.

Nicola Smith

Portfolios  Education – Export, Primary, Literacy. Nicola is Managing Director at Essential Resources.

Catriona Ferguson

Association Director

Katherine Shanks

Membership Services Manager