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
• Copyright Licensing New Zealand Board
• Book Trade Liaison Committee (BTLC)
• Book Awards Trust (BAT)
• Whitireia Diploma in Publishing Advisory Committee
Nielsen Book Research completed a report to PANZ on the size of the New Zealand publishing market in 2019. The New Zealand Publishing Market Size Report 2019 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 $292.2 million in 2019, with 21.1 million units sold.
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
Publishers for a stronger, better New Zealand
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.
Portfolios Advocacy, Finance, International. Julia is Publisher at Gecko Press.
Immediate Past President
Portfolios Advocacy, International. Peter is Publisher at Oratia Media.
Portfolios Awards, Finance, Professional Development and Training. BTLC board member, Book Awards Trust representative. Melanee is Managing Director of Hachette New Zealand.
Portfolios Advocacy (Education); Education – Domestic and Secondary. Alex is Managing Director at Lift Education.
Portfolios Professional Development, Training. Claire is Head of Publishing at Penguin Random House New Zealand.
Portfolio Member Communications. Craig is Publishing Manager at Victoria University Press.
Portfolio Copyright. Tom is Publisher at Bridget Williams Books.
Portfolios Education – Export, Primary, Literacy. Nicola is Managing Director at Essential Resources.
Membership Services Manager