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Anton Blank is a child advocate, project manager, communications consultant and publisher based in Auckland, New Zealand. Working across a portfolio of projects Anton has a special interest in indigenous children’s issues and indigenous literature. Anton has over thirty years experience in social work, communications, social marketing and leadership.

Collaborating with a cache of writers, academics and subject matter experts, Anton Blank is now broadening his focus from indigeneity to diversity. Oranui is focused on generating debate about diversity and giving people skills to deal with a diverse range of population groups.

PO Box 147 204, Ponsonby, Auckland 1144
Phone +64 9 376 8378

Anton Blank
Email: blankanton61@gmail.com
Website: www.oranui.co.nz

Craig Gamble, VUP and the communication portfolio for PANZ

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Name: Craig Gamble
Role: Publishing Manager
Company: Victoria University Press

My role on the PANZ council is: My portfolio at PANZ covers member communications, and in that role I’d like to increase the frequency of PANZ communication with its members and also raise our profile across social media platforms.

My first job in publishing was: I was employed as a ‘management cadet’ for Whitcoulls.

I’m currently reading: Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson. A romping reimagination of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

My biggest career highlight in publishing has been: Two so far. Selling in the third Harry Potter book with my friends at Archetype Book Agents, and Eleanor Catton winning the Booker Prize with Victoria University Press.

Tom Rennie, Bridget Williams Books and PANZ Copyright Portfolio

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Name: Tom Rennie
Role: Publisher
Company: Bridget Williams Books (BWB)

My role on the PANZ council is: I lead the work on the copyright portfolio and, of course, securing a good outcome from the Review of the Copyright Act is PANZ’s top priority. It’s very much a team effort (Sam Elworthy at AUP continues to contribute a huge amount) and we still have a long road ahead.

My first job in publishing was: I was actually an intern at BWB! Bridget provided me with a wonderfully generous introduction to New Zealand publishing (as she has done for many in the industry today), including arranging work experience stints for me with Robbie Burton and Allen & Unwin in Sydney. I’ve been absolutely hooked ever since.

I’m currently reading: I’ve finally got around to reading Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy by Jonathan Haskel & Stian Westlake. It’s a dry yet intriguing analysis of how intangible assets – including, of course, intellectual property – have been under-appreciated in how we assess economies around the world. Importantly, this includes the value we place on copyright (and, essentially, ‘knowledge’). I know it’s been an influential book with some New Zealand policymakers, so I’m partly reading it in the hope it will be of use for the Review work…

My biggest career highlight in publishing has been: As publisher for the BWB Texts series, seeing lots of young New Zealand non-fiction authors write these little books has definitely been a highlight. I’m now working with a growing number of them on full-format ‘big’ books, which is exciting for the future of our publishing at BWB.

EduMaxi Limited

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Edumaxi Limited

EduMaxi is a New Zealand owned independent publisher as well as an education consultancy that specializes in the planning and development of innovative learning and development solutions.

Since 2007, our innovative team of authors, editorial staff, illustrators, graphic artists, animators, and project managers have worked together to develop numerous digital and print based learning resources for clients across the education sector and for a number of world renowned educational providers. We have also worked with organisations around the world to create innovative digital solutions that meet the unique professional development training needs of their teams.

Our multi-award winning Te Reo Singalong series (www.tereosingalong.co.nz) currently has 25 titles available as well as an online school subscription model (www.tereosingalong.online) and all books in interactive digital format.

We also provide supplementary curriculum and teacher support materials to teachers in NZ and internationally through User Friendly Resources (https://www.userfriendlyresources.co.nz/).  Most resources are blackline masters and come with a photocopiable license.

Madelize Bekker

Address: P O Box 97826, Manukau, Auckland, 2241
Phone: +64 21 2234 873
WEBSITE: www.edumaxi.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/edumaxiltd
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdumaxiLtd
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company-beta/10315097/

Toitoi Media Limited

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Toitoi Media Limited publishes Toitoi: A Journal for Young Writers and Artists. Toitoi is a quarterly journal of writing and art by New Zealand children ages 5-13. We also provide Teacher Support Materials for every issue of the journal.

P.O. Box 32274
Auckland 0744

Phone: 021765203

Website: https://www.toitoi.nz/

Charlotte Gibbs


Phone: 021765203

Archetype Book Agents Ltd

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Archetype is a freelance book sales and marketing agency which has been operating in New Zealand since 1992. We specialise in representing New Zealand and overseas publishers to the retail book trade. We were awarded the Thorpe Bowker Best Agent/Distributor Representing Overseas Publishers Award for 2004 and 2009.

The people who work for Archetype Book Agents have wide and extensive book trade knowledge with over 100 years of collective industry experience. We take much pride in our ability to achieve great sales for our publisher clients and we enjoy a terrific reputation with our bookshop customers as trustworthy and knowledgeable reps.

We represent the following publishers: Allen & Unwin, Murdoch Books, Victoria University Press, Auckland University Press, Massey University Press, Otago University Press, Te Papa Press, Huia, One Tree House, Dreamboat Books, Luncheon Sausage Books, Lift Education and Magpie Pulp.

17 Cascade Ave
Ph: 64 9 814 9455
Fax: 64 9 814 9453
Mob: 0274 984 670

Neil Brown
Ph: 64 9 814 9455
Fax: 64 9 814 9453
Mob: 0274 984 670