PANZ is committed to maintaining and encouraging a high standard of professionalism within our industry. PANZ is involved in a range of initiatives to help new people enter the publishing industry and to ensure that existing personnel enjoy ongoing professional development opportunities.
Excellent Ebooks: The Essentials
PANZ is pleased to announce that we are bringing the popular Australian Publishers Association seminar, “Excellent Ebooks: The Essentials” to New Zealand shores. This day-long seminar, led by Natalie Costa Bir and colleague Sarah Fletcher, will be held in Auckland at the National Library, 8 Stanley Street, Parnell, Auckland on Friday 15 November from 9.30 - 4.30pm
We are able to offer the special price of $250 for PANZ members, $325 for non-members. Great value for a whole day!
AUP’s Katrina Duncan attended the course in Australia last year and reported, “This was a great hands-on course that focused on the practicalities of producing epubs now, and with the limited resources most of us are actually working with.”
'Excellent Ebooks: The Essentials' course outline pdf.
PANZ TRAINING FUND
PANZ offers an industry Training Fund to which all members are eligible to apply. With generous support and sponsorship from Copyright Licensing NZ, relevant training courses both at home and abroad can now be accessible to successful applicants.
This is a significant development within the organisation and one which PANZ Council hopes will be recognised as a major benefit to the organisation's membership.
Dates you can apply:
- Round 1: Call for applications 4 March.
- Round 2: Call for applications September.
Jobs in Publishing
See the latest publishing job postings here.
Publishing Professionals Available
Whitireia Publishing Programme
Whitireia Polytechnic offer a key training course for publishing in New Zealand. The publishing programme is an introduction to all aspects of the publishing process, including editing, marketing and book production. It is available online or at the Wellington campus. Find out more about the publishing programme here.
PANZ and the Whitireia publishing programme, in association with Creative New Zealand, provide internship opportunities for three new graduates of the Whitireia publishing programme to enter the publishing industry each year.