New Zealand Publishers Directory
The New Zealand division of Random House Inc, Random House (NZ) Ltd publishes under the Vintage, Black Swan, Godwit, Arrow and Random House imprints. Genres include fiction, natural history, cooking, art, design, architecture, gardening, poetry, children’s, biography, business and general New Zealand non-fiction. Random House distributes all Random House and Transworld imprints, as well as books published by Victoria University Press, Longacre Press, New Holland Publishers, Huia Publishers, Te Papa Press, Gecko Press and Hardie Grant. The company’s collegial relationship with Random House Australia allows for the distribution of many of its titles in the Australian market.
Pearson is the local subsidiary of Pearson Education, the largest educational publisher in the world. Pearson publishes 100–120 new titles each year, all designed for the New Zealand and export educational markets. Pearson is also active in publishing in te reo Māori. Pearson Education is the agent for WW Norton.
Established in 2000, Oratia Media is an independent publisher and consultancy firm. Under its Libro International imprint, it publishes a select list in history, Māori topics, business, non-fiction, children’s and educational books. Oratia Media works with associates in New Zealand and internationally to provide full publishing, packaging and writing services to other publishers and organisations, as well as export marketing and representation. It is also active in the ebook and digital publishing spheres.
New Holland Publishers’ local publishing programme has grown dramatically over the past decade. It now boasts more than 200 quality non-fiction titles across a wide range of genres, including travel, natural history, outdoor pursuits, food, wine, gardening, art, gift, humour, reference, history, environmental issues and, most recently, children’s books. The company also imports books of a similar nature from its associate companies in London, Sydney and Cape Town, as well as from agency principals.
An independent, family-owned company, David Bateman Ltd is one of the largest indigenous trade book publishers in New Zealand. The company publishes a wide range of general trade books for the domestic market, issuing 30–40 new titles a year and keeping around 300 titles in print. In addition, David Bateman Ltd has originated several hundred international co-editions for publishers in the US, the UK, Canada, South Africa, South America, Japan, India, Europe and Australia. The company also distributes titles for a number of leading publishers in the US, the UK and Australia, and buys co-editions and rights for the New Zealand market.
Cengage Learning New Zealand is a leading provider of learning solutions to the secondary school and higher education markets in New Zealand. It is committed to publishing the finest educational resources for students and teachers. Under the New House imprint, its secondary school texts have been designed for the New Zealand curriculum to ensure that students acquire the skills and knowledge to achieve the best results. In addition to successful national educational publishing, Cengage Learning New Zealand distributes Australian and UK resources to secondary school markets, and Australian, US and UK resources to higher education and library reference markets.