Publishers Association of New Zealand

The Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) represents book, educational and digital publishers in New Zealand. The book publishing industry publishes over 2,000 New Zealand titles each year and turns over an estimated $330 million a year.  Our members include both the largest international publishers and a vibrant independent publishing community.

PANZ is an incorporated society headed by a President and 7 council members. The Council is supported by an Association Director and a Membership Services Manager. Each council member manages a portfolio representing a key element of the industry.

PANZ is fully focused on assisting its members with their present business and preparing them for the future. An important part of PANZ’ role is to represent publishers’ interests to industry and government. The PANZ advocacy team is fully aware of the importance of informing the relevant government and industry bodies of what the key industry issues are and how we can work effectively together.

Our members receive subsidised training opportunities for all staff, a biennial conference regular networking events, the opportunity to participate in mentorship and internship programmes, export advice, reduced rates to exhibit at the Frankfurt Book Fair and Taipei International Book Exhibition plus advocacy expertise.  PANZ manages a fund for the translation of New Zealand titles into foreign languages and an international promotional fund to support New Zealand authors to engage in international promotional events or activity. The PANZ Book Design Awards are also managed by the Publishers Association of New Zealand to promote excellence in, and provide recognition for, the best book design in New Zealand.