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The Publishers Association of New Zealand Te Rau o Tākupu (PANZ) is an incorporated society representing 80 trade, educational and digital publishers, and suppliers and consultants to the industry. Our members are local independents and large international publishers, educational and trade publishers, publishers for adults and for children — creating more than 2600 new, locally produced titles a year.

PANZ places a strong emphasis on export, offering members training seminars and the opportunity to showcase their books at international book fairs. Both Creative New Zealand and Education New Zealand are supporters and funders of these initiatives.

PANZ manages a collective stand at a number of international book fairs including the Frankfurt Book Fair in October and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March. The New Zealand collective stand offers a space for local publishers to exhibit and promote their titles in an international arena and is a collegial hub for business meetings and networking events.

New Zealand Books is our new online hub created in the midst of covid-related travel uncertainties, to host literature available for international rights sales in a centralised digital space. This site hosts fiction, non fiction and children’s titles from Aotearoa, if you are an educational publisher, please visit New Zealand Educational Publishers.

The site was possible thanks to the support of Creative New Zealand.