Cadsonbury Publications was founded by Robin Mitchell in the 1990s as a publisher of historical New Zealand books that were out of print. Robin’s death saw Barry Hancox, owner of Smith’s Bookshop in Christchurch, take over until 2019 when he sold Cadsonbury Publications as part of the sale of Smith’s Bookshop. Barry was responsible for creating the Cadsonbury branding and also changing the cover design.
Alan Direen and Tony Murdoch, the new owners of Smith’s Bookshop, have determined to maintain Cadsonbury’s niche role and to this end have begun to advertise titles nationally and regionally. Three new titles have been released under their management.
Currently Cadsonbury carries 127 titles and these may be viewed at www.cadsonbury.co.nz
For further information please contact Annie Martin firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 379 7976
Massey University Press is an award-winning independent publisher. Its list ranges from history and social work to design, poetry, biography, children’s books (under the Annual Ink imprint), art and military history.
Massey University Press
Private Bag 102904
North Shore 0745
Phone 09 213-6886
Archetype Book Reps
Quentin Wilson Publishing is a Christchurch-based independent publishing house. Its publisher, Quentin Wilson, brings with him more than three decades of experience in all aspects of book publishing. Quentin Wilson Publishing publishes between 6 and 8 titles a year, both commissioning and considering manuscripts in the categories of literary fiction, historical fiction, genre fiction (including crime, thriller, sci-fi, and fantasy), young adult fiction, creative non-fiction, and general non-fiction (including biography, history, gardening, hunting and fishing, and politics).
Quentin Wilson Publishing also provides professional production services for small publishers or for those wishing to self-publish. Such services include manuscript assessment, book editing and proof-reading, book design and page layout, local and international printing, sales and distribution, media publicity, and social marketing. Any combination or feature of the services above is offered to small or larger publishers seeking to utilise them, especially, for example, when dealing with international printers.
105 Moncks Spur Road, Redcliffs, Christchurch 8081
Telephone: 027 505 8383
Quentin Wilson, Publisher:
Nationwide Book Distributors Ltd
Wily Publications Ltd
Wily Publications Ltd is a specialised publishing house focusing on heritage non-fiction and historical fiction. The company is particularly interested in books that deal with aspects of New Zealand’s past or with its cultural and natural heritage. Commissioned works for companies, organisations or individuals are always welcome. Wily Publications draws on a team of highly qualified people. On contract, talented writers, editors, designers and those involved in sales, marketing and public relations are employed. All work is completed to the highest possible international standard and overseas markets are sought.
302 Lake Terrace Road, Shirley, Christchurch 8061
Phone 03 385 4754 Fax 03 385 4756
Jenny Haworth, Managing Director
Greene Phoenix Marketing
tel 04 461 7400 or 021 722 210 fax 04 461 7403
Te Herenga Waka University Press is a major scholarly publisher specialising in New Zealand history and public affairs. The Press is also a leading publisher of fiction and poetry. Founded in the 1970s, Victoria University Press now has a backlist of over 200 books in print, and on average issues twenty five new titles each year.
Postal Address: PO Box 600, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Street Address: 6 Kelburn Parade, Kelburn, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 463 6580
Fergus Barrowman, Publisher
Te Papa Press is the publishing imprint of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Founded in 1997, Te Papa Press publishes a wide range of catalogues, museum books and scholarly research titles based on collections and exhibitions, as well as richly illustrated contemporary and historical art books and award-winning popular books that represent New Zealand’s unique national identity. Te Papa Press books are beautiful objects, valuable reference tools and engaging narratives of New Zealand.
Street Address: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Cable Street, Wellington 6011
Postal Address: PO Box 467, Wellington 6140
Telephone 04 381 7470
Nicola Legat, Publisher
A division of Pearson, Penguin Group (NZ) produces about 80–100 new books a year under the Penguin, Viking, Raupo and Puffin imprints. These cover a very wide subject range, from literary fiction, history and biography to lifestyle, cookery and children’s books.
Street Address: Ground Floor, Air New Zealand Building, Smales Farm, 74 Taharoto Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622
Postal Address: Private Bag 10 2902, North Shore Mail Centre, Auckland 0745
Phone: +64 (0)9 442 7400
Otago University Press
New Zealand’s oldest academic publisher, Otago University Press publishes a wide range of non-fiction books on New Zealand and the Pacific, giving special emphasis to history, natural history, Māori and Pacific, biography/memoir, poetry, literature and the arts. Otago University Press also publishes Landfall, New Zealand’s longest-running and leading journal of new art and writing. Otago publishes about 20 new titles a year and has a vibrant backlist of about 150 titles.
Street Address: 533 Castle Street, North Dunedin
Postal Address: Otago University Press, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
Tel 64 3 479 4194
Sue Wootton, Publisher
Oratia Media is an independent publisher based in Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges, with distribution across New Zealand as well as in Australia, North America, Asia and Europe. Established in 2000 as a media and publishing services provider, Oratia launched its own list in 2009. Oratia Books now publishes around ten new titles a year, with a focus on children’s, Māori, history and general non-fiction books. We continue to offer publishing, writing and marketing services internationally.
783 West Coast Road, Oratia, Auckland 0604
Tel 09 814 8993
Peter Dowling, Publisher
Publishers Distribution Ltd
tel 09 828 2999 fax 09 828 2399