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Tonia Shuttleworth, Koa Press

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Name: Tonia Shuttleworth
Role: Director
Company: Koa Press

My first job in publishing was: As an art director at a contract publishing house in London almost 20 years ago! I started working in contract magazines, and gradually moved through to styling and art directing in the food/lifestyle sector for the major (and minor) UK book publishers.

I’m currently reading: I’m not much of a novel reader, and I love pouring over cookbooks with interesting backstories and incredible reportage and food photography – currently I’m reading La Vita è Dolce by Letitia Clark.

My biggest career highlight in publishing has been: So many highlights! But if I had to choose it would be publishing the first Koa Press title, Petal Power. A wonderful debut title produced with an incredible author, Julia Atkinson-Dunn. The book proved hugely popular and sold out within one year. We are now about to release her third title, and the sixth Koa Press title.

Koa Press

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Koa Press is an independent publisher proudly based in Christchurch, New Zealand. The creation of Tonia Shuttleworth, who draws on her 18 years of experience in the UK publishing industry, working with globally recognised food and lifestyle brands and icons including Jamie Oliver, Davina McCall, Gino D’Acampo, BBC and The Great British Bake Off.

Our books are largely illustrated, ranging from floral and gardening titles through to cook books.

Tonia’s experience ranges from styling and art directing projects. She also draws on her graphic design and at times photography experience in order to retain creative control of the titles she publishes, collaborating and working closely with the author, ensuring their ultimate vision is achieved.

Tonia Shuttleworth



Hope Lenzen, Bateman Books

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Name: Hope Lenzen
Publishing Assistant
Bateman Books

My first job in publishing was: This one! I am the Publishing Assistant for Bateman Books and I do almost everything you can think of. I oversee our submissions inbox, apply for various book and publishing awards, send out advance and review copies to authors/illustrators, create and maintain NTI’s, create sales kits, honestly the list goes on! I’m still new and settling in, so I assume more jobs will be handed to me as time progresses and I find my feet. I couldn’t be more excited!

I’m currently reading: Mostly submissions… but when I get a quiet moment at home, I am currently re-reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 

The thing that has surprised me most since I started my job is: Not surprising per say but eye opening. You never stop learning in the publishing industry! I knew I would have much more to learn after my time on the Whitireia Publishing Course and the team here at Bateman Books have been so generous with their knowledge.

The thing I like best about working in publishing is: Being completely surrounded by all thing’s books. There are so many moving parts in the publishing world, and I get to watch, if not be a part of, all of them. I’ve only been at Bateman Books for a short time, but I’ve already had the chance to spend some time in the warehouse and be involved in production and allocation meetings.

Illustrated Publishing

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Illustrated Publishing is a small publishing company, based in the Waikato. We specialise in beautifully illustrated, award-winning Children’s Books & Te Reo Māori Resources.

Director, Kat Quin is the creative mind behind the Kuwi the Kiwi and Kiwicorn series of books.


13/21 Railside Place, Dinsdale, Hamilton 3204

Kat Quin

Intra-Q Ltd

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Intra-Q are publishers of an on-going series of narrated, bi-lingual children’s books – the “Poppy and Buddy” series – in e-book and print book formats, aimed at introducing young children to a second language while also developing their first language skills.

PO Box 91839
Victoria St West
Auckland 1142

Jeff Brown


Huia Publishers

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Huia Publishers is a Māori owned, independent publisher producing innovative and award-winning books and resources. Since 1991, our purpose has been simple and uncompromising – we share stories that resonate with our people, that reflect our experiences and that value our culture and language.

Postal Address: PO Box 12280, Thorndon, Wellington 6144
39 Pipitea Street, Thorndon, Wellington 6011
Tel 04 473 9262

Eboni Waitere, Director
Pania Tahau-Hodges, Director 

Sales and distribution

Book agents
Archetype Book Agents Ltd

HarperCollins Publishers (NZ) Ltd

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A division of a multinational book publisher and distributor, HarperCollins Publishers (NZ) Ltd also generates its own exciting and successful New Zealand publishing programme. In addition to handling HarperCollins’ internationally published titles, this large, well-established company represents a number of other local and overseas publishers.

Unit D, 63 Apollo Drive, Rosedale 0632, Auckland
Postal Address: PO Box 1, Auckland 1140
Tel 09 443 9400 Fax 09 443 9403

Sandra Noakes, Marketing Communications Manager


Hana Limited

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Hana Limited

Hana Limited is a publishing company specialising in delivering high-quality Māori language resources to schools and other educational environments. It produces multimedia, cross-curricula resources in te reo Māori and English for teachers and learners.  Hana Limted works throughout Aotearoa and the Pacific and has developed strong relationships with whānau, hapū and iwi, and its main client, New Zealand’s Ministry of Education.  Hana prides itself in fostering creative excellence, offering diversity in resource material, and inspiring students and teachers in Aotearoa.

85 Oban Street, Wadestown, Wellington 6012
Postal Address: PO Box 12 595, Thorndon, Wellington 6144
Tel 04 970 0244 Fax 04 970 0245

Hana Pomare, Publisher

Hachette New Zealand Ltd

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Hachette New Zealand Ltd is part of the Hachette Group which includes Hodder & Stoughton, Headline, John Murray, Quercus, Hachette Children’s Books, Orion, Octopus and Little, Brown as well as Hachette Book Group US, Hachette Australia, Hachette India and Hachette Ireland.

We distribute many internationally bestselling authors including Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, Cressida Cowell, John Grisham, Nalini Singh, Nicholas Sparks, Jess Townsend, Ian Rankin and Stephen King. We are very proud to publish a small local publishing list which include iconic names such as Donovan Bixley (under the Moa imprint), Margaret Mahy as well as the much-loved Edmonds Cookery range. We are also the proud local publishers of Nicky Pellegrino.

We are also the NZ sales and distribution agent for Phaidon and Affirm.

Level 2, 23 O’Connell St, Auckland 1010
Postal Address: PO Box 3255, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140
Telephone 09 379 1480

Melanee Winder, Sales and Marketing Director

Customer Services
Alliance Distribution Services
tel 09 477 4120