Publisher Profiles

Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin is Australia’s leading independent publisher with a growing New Zealand subsidiary. They publish about 250 new titles every year including literary and commercial fiction, a broad range of general non fiction, academic and professional titles and books for children and young adults.

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Auckland University Press

Auckland University Press publishes creative and scholarly work of interest to a general readership. The Press produces about thirty titles a year, with a focus on New Zealand history, Māori and Pacific studies, art, poetry, popular science and business. Website: press.auckland.ac.nz

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Bateman Publishing

Bateman Publishing is part of David Bateman Ltd, an award-winning independent New Zealand publisher of both local and international books. A key presence in the New Zealand publishing industry, Bateman has published over 600 books in the last 30 years. Website: batemanpublishing.co.nz

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Beatnik

Established in 2007, Auckland-based Beatnik is a boutique, independent publisher and one-stop shop for high-quality print design, photography and illustration. Beatnik’s publications are a range of art, recipe and educational books, presented beautifully with attention to longevity and accessibility of content. Website: beatnikpublishing.com

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Eunoia Publishing

Eunoia means ‘beautiful thinking’ and reflects our commitment to publishing only the very best creative writing by authors. We are an international company with offices in New Zealand and the UK, whose express aim is to publish books that rival those of everyone else. We believe that a book should be a work of art in every way and are dedicated to making this a reality. Website: eunoia.net.nz

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Exisle Publishing

Exisle Publishing is an independent publisher of non-fiction, covering a broad range of subject areas including self-help, health, lifestyle, sports, equestrian, maritime, biography, history, business and children’s books. Exisle publishes from offices in New Zealand and Australia and sells co-editions and translations around the world. Website: exislepublishing.co.nz Facebook: facebook.com/ExislePublishingNewZealand Twitter: twitter.com/exislebooks

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Freemantle Press

Fremantle Press is an independent not-for-profit publishing house renowned for producing books of high quality. Our publications include works by new and established Western Australian authors. A key component of Fremantle Press’s publishing program is our Indigenous titles list, which is highly regarded nationally and internationally.

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Hachette

Hachette New Zealand is part of Hachette Book Group, a large international publishing company. With sister companies in Australia, UK and the US, we have amazing opportunities to work with some of the biggest names in the industry. We are very proud to publish a small but perfectly formed selection of NZ titles including iconic brands such as Edmonds and Digby Law as well as the award-winning children’s author and illustrator Donovan Bixley. We also distribute a stellar collection of internationally bestselling authors including Alexander McCall Smith, Anita Shreve, Anna Smaill, Brandon Sanderson, Charlaine Harris, Chris Ryan, Daisy Meadows,David Lagercrantz, Donna Tartt, Elizabeth George, Ian Rankin, Janet Evanovich, J.K. Rowling, John Grisham, Maeve Binchy, Margaret Mahy, Martina Cole, Nalini Singh, Nicholas Sparks, Nicky Pellegrino, Nora Roberts, Robert Jordan, Robert Muchamore, Sarah Waters, Stephen King, and Tasmina Perry. Website: hachette.co.nz Facebook: facebook.com/HachetteNZ Twitter: @hachettenz Instagram: instagram.com/hachettenz

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Harlequin

Harlequin books are published in 31 languages in 111 international markets on six continents. Written by over 1,200 talented authors worldwide, they offer women a broad range of reading from romance to bestseller fiction, from young adult novels to erotic literature, from nonfiction to fantasy, and more.

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HarperCollins

In New Zealand, innovative foodies Peter Gordon, Sachie Nomura and Emma Galloway, crime writer Ben Sanders, novelists Deborah Challinor and Graham Lay, innovative foodies Sachie Nomura and Emma Galloway, legendary children’s author Margaret Mahy, and nonfiction bestsellersSteve Braunias, Michele A’Court, Celia Lashlie and Sir Peter Williams QC, are among the diverse range of NZ authors published by HarperCollins. Excellence in local publishing remains the anchor of the business in an evolving and exciting publishing world.

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Lion Hudson

Lion Hudson is committed to publishing quality literature, worldwide, which is true to the Christian faith. We publish books for adults and children under five different imprints. Lion Books, Lion Children’s Books, and Lion Fiction take accessible books that reflect a Christian worldview to a general audience while Candle Books and Monarch Books support Christian families, individuals and communities in their devotional and spiritual lives. Our books sell around the world and are translated into over 200 languages. International co-edition publishing is a particular strength with more than half our sales made in export markets.

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Macmillan

Macmillan publishes a wide range of bestselling, award-winning and high quality titles, under the imprints Macmillan, Pan, Picador, Plum, Momentum and Macquarie Dictionary Publishers. Their publishing programme covers a broad range of commercial and literary fiction, children’s and YA fiction, autobiography and biography, history, true crime, military history, biographies, sport, cooking and lifestyle. Website: macmillan.co.nz

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Marvel

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

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McKenzie Publishing

Founded in 2013, McKenzie Publishing is an independent publisher with a catalogue of books by bestselling New Zealand author Karen McMillan, with the view to publishing other authors in the future. Publishing both non-fiction and fiction, books by McKenzie Publishing are life-affirming books that aim to enrich, entertain and uplift. Website: karenm.co.nz

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New Holland

New Holland is a publisher of a diverse range of book in all categories of non-fiction from travel, biography, children’s, sport and true crime to self-help, gardening, food and natural history, with a strong focus on illustrated books that are both inspiring and practical. Website: newhollandpublishers.com Facebookfacebook.com/NewHollandPublishers

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NewSouth Books

NewSouth Books is the sales, marketing and distribution division of the UNSW Press Ltd. They represent more than 80 of the best publishing companies from Australia, Asia, the USA, Canada, Europe and the UK.

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Oratia Books

Oratia is an independent publisher based in the Waitakere Ranges, west of Auckland, with a commitment to publishing mostly New Zealand authors in the areas of children’s, Māori, history and general non-fiction. Website: oratia.co.nz Facebook: facebook.com/oratiabooks Twitter: twitter.com/OratiaBooks

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Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House New Zealand is New Zealand’s largest book publisher, with award winning local authors such as Fiona Kidman, Patricia Grace and Witi Ihimaera to international bestsellers like James Patterson, Lee Child, Jojo Moyes and Jeff Kinnney. Based in Auckland, Penguin Random House New Zealand is were books are discovered, nurtured, edited, illustrated and designed. It’s where ideas and dreams become books. Website: penguinrandomhouse.co.nz Facebook: facebook.com/PenguinRandomNZ Twitter: twitter.com/PenguinRandomNZ Instagram: instagram.com/penguinrandomnz/ YouTube: youtube.com/user/PenguinGroupNZ

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Potton & Burton

Potton & Burton (formerly Craig Potton Publishing) is New Zealand’s largest independent publishing house, and has a diverse list of New Zealand non-fiction publications, all produced within a strong ethos of quality and care. The original focus on photographic and outdoor books has broadened over the last decade to include books in all areas of non-fiction. These have included such natural history titles as the landmark New Zealand’s Native Trees, the NZ Post Book of the Year in 2012, and other seminal natural history books like Moa: The Life and Death of New Zealand’s Legendary Bird. In the area of art and culture some noteworthy books have included Grahame Sydney Paintings 1974-2014 , Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith and Selling the Dream, an acclaimed book about New Zealand tourism posters. Photographic books have always been a strength, especially the work of Craig Potton, Andris Apse and Rob Brown. Historical themes have been well covered through such titles as the bestselling Molesworth, and the recent hit Tramping: A New Zealand History. An important offshoot of its publishing has always been an interest in contemporary issues, with perhaps most prominent being the work of investigative writer Nicky Hager, including the highly controversial book Dirty Politics. Over recent years Potton & Burton has also developed a strong focus on good quality children’s books, which have included classics such as the bestselling Herbert the Brave Sea Dog, and the hugely successful Explore & Discover series. Potton & Burton is proudly independent, and actively values the freedom to publish books that inspire and matter, and to maintain a committed and hands-on involvement in every book that is published.

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Rangitawa Publishing

Rangitawa Publishing is a small publishing company based near Feilding in the North Island of New Zealand. My purpose is to help and encourage writers to improve, publish and market their work. I recognise the limited opportunities available to authors in New Zealand but believe there are many ways to overcome this that can lead to success. The craft of writing can be hard work, lonely and frustrating but with professional help and guidance most authors can produce work that is worth all the effort and immensely readable.

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Scholastic

For over 50 years Scholastic have been bringing you the best in children’s literature, and working with teachers, schools, and parents to help get Kiwi kids excited about books and reading.

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Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster Australia is part of the CBS Corporation and is a major force in today’s publishing industry, dedicated to bringing an extensive range of books, in all formats, into the hands of readers. Simon & Schuster Australia publishes and distributes a variety of books in Australia and New Zealand across a range of genres including fiction, non-fiction and children’s books under our local and international imprints. These include Atria, Free Press, Gallery, Howard, Pocket, Scribner, Simon & Schuster and Touchstone.

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Sing Out Kiwi

Roger Lusby conceived and developed the “Sing Out Kiwi“ programme to enable children to write, record and perform their own songs in 1990.

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Text Publishing

Text Publishing is an independent, Melbourne-based publisher of literary fiction and non-fiction. Text won the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publisher of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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Upstart Press

Upstart Press Ltd was founded in 2013 and they publish a wide variety of New Zealand books, including commercial fiction, non-fiction, and children’s. Their sports titles are published under the new imprint of Mower. Their authors include many bright stars of New Zealand writing and illustrating, such as Joy Cowley, Donovan Bixley, Paddy Richardson, Michael Cooper, Phil Gifford, Greg McGee, Ron Palenski and Murray Ball. Website: upstartpress.co.nz

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Walker Books

Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children’s publishing to Australian children for over 20 years and is recognised as a market leader in quality children’s books, publishing award-winning authors and illustrators. The company is dedicated to publishing books of unwavering quality for children and young adults to read and treasure. Equally, Walker Books Australia is passionate about the Australian Children’s book industry and renowned as a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators, both emerging and award-winning. Walker Books Australia is proud to be the home of Black Dog Books, an award-winning imprint with a reputation for publishing some of Australia’s finest writers including Carole Wilkinson, Sue Lawson and Suzy Zail.

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Wiley

Wiley is a global provider of content and content-enabled workflow solutions in areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional development; and education. Our core businesses produce scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising; professional books, subscription products, certification and training services and online applications; and education content and services including integrated online teaching and learning resources for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners.

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Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing Company is an independent publisher of books, including adult and juvenile trade books a wide range of nonfiction titles. Workman also includes Algonquin Books, Algonquin Young Readers, Artisan Books, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press.

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