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Export Marketing for Publishers

By January 21, 2008December 9th, 2013No Comments

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

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.

Other International book fairs to note:

Abu Dhabi Book Fair 30–5 May 2014 —

Book Expo America (BEA) 29 May–31 May 2014 —