As a trade body for publishers, we're not ideally placed for giving advice on getting published. However, we have prepared some resources which should be helpful.
If you are looking for a publisher for your manuscript, you may be interested in our Member's Directory. Not only does it include each publisher's contact details and key personnel, it also describes the types of work they publish. You can view our Members Directory online here.
If you want to learn how the publishing industry operates in New Zealand, then you may be interested in our book, An Introduction to New Zealand Publishing. It provides an overview of all the stages involved in creating a book and bringing it to market, and explains the various roles within a publishing house. You can purchase a copy as a handy deskside reference.
Most NZ publishers have comprehensive websites and showcase latest publications which can be helpful to see what area of publishing they are involved in. Publishers' websites will generally also give information as to whether they accept unsolicited manuscripts and if they do, how these should be submitted for consideration.
Please don't send us manuscripts as we don't recommend specific publishers and will therefore just return them to you.
It is very worthwhile to join the NZ Society of Authors who are the principal advocates for writers in New Zealand.
PANZ is committed to maintaining and encouraging a high standard of professionalism within our industry. PANZ is involved in a range of initiatives to help new people enter the publishing industry and to ensure that existing personnel enjoy ongoing professional development opportunities.
PANZ International Conference 2014
The PANZ International Conference 2014 will be held at the Mercure Hotel, 8 Customs Street, Auckland on 31st March and 1st April and we are now taking registrations.
To register please download the form provided and email to: email@example.com by the 28th February.
Download the Draft Conference Programme.
A full programme will be available shortly but we are delighted to confirm the following international presenters:
- YS Chi, International Publishers Association, President
- Dan Caton, Wittel/Morris Strategic Consulting, President
- Brett Osmond, Random House Australia, Marketing and Publicity Director
- Kirsty Melville, Andrews McMeel Publishing, President
- Victoria Nash, Head of Macmillan Digital, Macmillan Publishing, Australia
They will be joined by key industry figures from NZ.
Special accommodation rates of $149 room and breakfast incl. GST per night with the Mercure Hotel have been negotiated.
Click here for the Mercure hotel booking form. Please note accommodation arrangements are the responsibility of individual delegates.
For further information please contact Conference project Manager Karen McKenzie on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jobs in Publishing
PANZ welcomes publishers to submit their latest job postings. Contact email@example.com for details and rates.
See the latest publishing job postings here.
Publishing Professionals Available
PANZ welcomes publishing professionals seeking work who have previously been employed by a PANZ member to submit details for potential employers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whitireia Publishing Programme
Whitireia Polytechnic offer a key training course for publishing in New Zealand. The publishing programme is an introduction to all aspects of the publishing process, including editing, marketing and book production. It is available online or at the Wellington campus. Find out more about the publishing programme here.
PANZ and the Whitireia publishing programme, in association with Creative New Zealand, provide internship opportunities for three new graduates of the Whitireia publishing programme to enter the publishing industry each year.
PANZ places a strong emphasis on export, offering members training seminars and the opportunity to showcase their books at international book fairs. In recent years both Creative New Zealand and Education New Zealand have been supporters and funders of these initiatives.
Educational publishing export grants
A partnership between Education New Zealand and PANZ has welcomed a new grants scheme to support educational publishing export initiatives.
For more information on these grants please contact Anne de Lautour:
International book fairs
The Frankfurt Book Fair: 8–12 October 2014
Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE): 5 Feb–10 Feb 2014
Leipzig Book Fair 13–16 March 2014
The Leipzig Book Fair is the most important spring meeting place for the publishing and media sector and has evolved into an attractive hallmark both in Germany and across Europe. In a nutshell, the aim of the Leipzig Book Fair is to drum up more publicity for books. Held every March, it's a massive draw for publishers, writers, readers and journalists. An ideal communication platform, the Leipzig Book Fair provides extensive information about new publications as well as current and future trends in the German-speaking and European markets.
As part of the Frankfurt NZ Guest of Honour programme, New Zealand attended the 2012 Leipzig Book Fair for the first time. More info at www.nzatfrankfurt.govt.nz.
London Book Fair 8–10 April 2014
The London Book Fair held in April of each year is the global publishing community’s leading spring forum for booksellers, publishers, librarians and book production services worldwide. The fair provides a concentrated 3-day trading and educational platform offering access to the world’s books, business contacts and shared knowledge.
Bologna Children’s Book Fair 24–27 March 2014
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry.