Please note: Although we supply this list it is not an endorsement of these publishers. You will need to do your own research.
Publishes non-fiction books with a special emphasis on business and technology.
Allen & Unwin Books
An independent publisher that also manages the NZ representation of a number of imported lists. The company publishes approximately 300 books a year under its Allen & Unwin imprint.
AM Publishing New Zealand
An independent/private publisher with nine years’ experience in professional editing, proofreading, copy editing and book design, specialising in work for those who wish to “self-publish” but who want a truly professional outcome. Any genre: fiction, non-fiction (including self-help and complex illustrated non–fiction), family histories, biography, poetry, ebooks for Amazon.
Publisher of educational magazines in various forms, and currently publishers the Director of Residential Camps NZ. They are branching out into more general publishing of books, specialising in education.
Based in Waikato, New Zealand, Atuanui Press specialises in publishing
criticism, memoirs and historical texts from and about the Pacific region.
Auckland University Press
Publishes creative and scholarly work of interest to a general readership. Produces about 30 titles a year with a focus on NZ history, Maori and Pacific studies, art, poetry, popular science and business.
An independent NZ owned company specialising in contemporary non-fiction by New Zealand and overseas authors.
Beatnik’s publications are a range of art, recipe and educational books, presented beautifully with attention to longevity and accessibility of content.
Beyond Reality Media
A digital and print publisher of a range of comic collection books, covering superheroes, fantasy and adventure.
Biozone International Ltd
A NZ based publishing house with sales offices in the UK and Australia. Specialises in the production of high-quality student and teacher resources for senior biology for use throughout the world.
Great design and typography are a passion at Book Design Ltd. The company can help with a variety of publications, including fiction, non-fiction, educational, technical books or e-books, magazines and directories.
Bridget Williams Books Ltd
An independent publisher focusing on NZ history, Maori experience, contemporary issues and woman’s studies.
Calico Publishing Ltd
Independent publisher that produces non-fiction for local and overseas markets.
Canterbury University Press
An academic press publishing non-fiction works for the academic and general markets.
Cape Catley Ltd
A small independent publishing house with interest in NZ fiction, children’s books, social justice, feminism, politics, local history, biography and autobiography, health, gardening and yachting.
Cengage Learning New Zealand
Provider of learning solutions to the secondary school and higher education markets. Committed to publishing the finest educational resources for students and teachers.
Cervin Publishing Ltd
Publishes a range of information publications in NZ and Australia across the education, health and property sectors in print and online.
Clean Slate Press
Publishes innovative, high-quality children’s books for the international and domestic educational markets. Fiction and non-fiction that is linked to international curricula.
Cold Hub Press
Edits, designs and publishes books and chapbooks of contemporary New Zealand and international poetry
Craig Potton Publishing Ltd
Specialises in quality non-fiction, with a particular interest in photography, natural history, outdoor recreation, reference,biography.
Craig Printing Company Ltd
Publishes historical, sporting and specialist titles.
David Bateman Ltd
Publisher of non-fiction for both local and overseas readers including books on food, lifestyle, craft, health, sport, history, environment, natural history, Maori, Pasifika, art and culture.
David Ling Publishing Ltd
Independent publishing house producing about 10 books a year, including fiction, memoir, biography, travel and general non-fiction titles.
Publishes 15-20 broad-ranging non-fiction titles each year, covering health, economics, politics, society, education and history.
Edify Ltd is a Publishing, Sales and Marketing business providing our partners with unparalleled opportunities for their products and solutions in the New Zealand educational market.
ESA Publications (NZ) Ltd
Produces study guides and learning workbooks for Years 7-13.
Committed to producing interesting and practical education resources. Publications are written by teachers for teachers.
Eunoia means ‘beautiful thinking’ and reflects our commitment to publishing only the very best creative writing by authors.
Publishes non-fiction, covering a broad range of subject areas including self-help, sports, equestrian, maritime, biography, popular history and photography. (Website issue’s, disabling active link)
Specializes in English versions of children’s books from around the world.
Gilt Edge Publishing
Independently family-owned educational publishing company with a focus on creating literacy products for education providers from early childhood education through to high school.
Specialising in delivering high-quality Maori language resources to schools and other educational environments.
HarperCollins Publishers (NZ) Limited
With a heritage stretching back nearly 200 years, HarperCollins is one of the world’s foremost English-language publishers, offering the best-quality content right across the spectrum, from cutting-edge contemporary fiction to fantastic children’s books and pretty much everything in between, in both print and digital formats.
Publishes Maori and Pacific writers and promotes the Maori language.
Specialises in lifestyle publications, mainly cooking, gardening, sport and fitness.
Lanky Hippo Publishing
Publisher of early educational reading resources.
Learning Media Ltd
Special area of expertise is literacy in both professional development and educational publishing, and encompasses maths, science and the curriculum. (Website Issue’s, disabling active link)
Lighthouse Media Group
Small independent publishing house established by NZSA Author, Donna Blaber.
Macmillan Publishers New Zealand Ltd
Part of the international Macmillan Group. Publishes locally for the primary school market.
Particularly interested in publishing NZ fiction, poetry and creative memoir – including books for children and young adults.
Mary Egan Ltd
Offering a full range of services for private publishing. Mary Egan has worked in the industry for more than 18 years, and has typeset, print-managed, edited and designed more than a thousand books for major publishers here and overseas.
Massey University Press
Massey University Press was launched by Massey University in 2015. It publishes scholarly works by both the university’s top researchers and non-Massey authors alike, across a range of topic areas.
New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd
Specialises in 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 children’s books.
Boutique publisher specialising in quality books about NZ and New Zealanders.
NZCER is at the leading edge of educational thinking, both nationally and internationally, publishing books for early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary teachers, as well as publishing educational research aimed at the academic market.
Use their expertise to publish titles that babies through to young adults will love – stories that reflect Aotearoa New Zealand’s landscape and experience while promoting our substantial literary tradition to the world.
An independent publisher and consultancy firm. Under its Libro International imprint it publishes a select list in history, Maori topics, business, non-fiction, children’s and educational books.
Otago University Press
Publishes about 20 scholarly works and books for general readers each year. Special emphasis is given to original research in history, the arts, natural history and social and health sciences.
Oxford University Press
Commissions school and higher education textbooks in selected disciplines only.
A small, family owned publishing company. Focuses on children’s books, fiction and non-fiction.
Paul Little Books
Paul Little Books is an independent publishing company.
Penguin Random House (NZ)
A division of Pearson, Penguin Group (NZ) produces about 80–100 new books a year under the Penguin, Viking, Raupo and Puffin imprints. These cover a very wide subject range, from literary fiction, history and biography to lifestyle, cookery and children’s books.
Potton & Burton
The company specialises in quality non-fiction, with an emphasis on high standards of production and a particular interest in photography, natural history, outdoor recreation, reference, biography, New Zealand art and culture, and social and environmental issues.
Wendy Pye Ltd
Publishes children’s fiction and non-fiction under Sunshine Books imprint.
Rawlinson’s Media Ltd
A niche publisher for the construction industry.
Primarily a book-packaging business. Publishes a small number of books under its own imprint, and also provides specialist cookbook editing services.
Rosa Mira Books
Seeks well-written fiction and non-fiction for e-publishing.
Produces 8 national scientific journals of primary research. It also produces a range of educational, scientific and technical leaflets, books and resource materials.
Scholastic (NZ) Ltd
Publishes 30-40 children’s books annually. Submissions should be directed through a literary agent or similar agency.
Seraph Press Ltd
A boutique literary publishing house.
Sigma Publications Ltd
An educational publisher specialising in write-on workbooks and revision books for primary and secondary schools.
A national not-for-profit charitable trust working to support children, young people and families through tough times. Seeks to make available quality books on difficult life issues where no support exists in NZ publications already.
South Pacific Press/Lift Education
Educational publishing and development company. Investment-driven project based.
Spinal Publications (NZ) Ltd
Independent, NZ owned, specialising in medical and health-related titles.
Starfish Bay Publishing Ltd
Starfish Bay Publishing is an independent children’s book publisher. Areas of special interest include picture books (ages 3-8) to Junior/Middle Fiction for 6-12 year-olds.
Specialises in speculative fiction and is interested in publishing fantasy, horror, and science fiction novels by New Zealand authors.
Steele Roberts Publishing
Publishes quality literature and non-fiction. Includes art and poetry, business, Maori, children’s, humour, self-help, current affairs and general books.
Te Papa Press
Publishing imprint of the Museum of NZ Te Papa Tongarewa. Publishes a wide range of catalogues, museum books and scholarly research titles based on collections and exhibitions as well as illustrated contemporary and historical art books.
The Copy Press
Self-published books, online bookstore and business printing services.
The Cuba Press
An independent publisher based in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Play Press
Specialises in publishing and promoting NZ plays.
A leading provider of information and solutions to the legal, tax, accounting and business markets.
Transpress New Zealand
Independent publisher. Publish 3-4 trade titles a year and offers self-publishing options.
Specialist educational publishing company emphasising on developing and publishing high-end assessment and teaching resources.
Upstart is a general publisher of non-fiction, picture books and commercial fiction.
Victoria University Press
Major scholarly publisher specialising in New Zealand history and public affairs and fiction and poetry.
Viking Sevenseas (NZ) Ltd
Publishes a range of non-fiction books on Maori arts and crafts, Maori language, Maori topics and natural history.
Willson Scott Publishing
Specialised publisher and distributor of distinctive books specialising in military history.
Wily Publications Ltd
Wily Publications Ltd is a specialised publishing house focusing on heritage non-fiction and historical fiction. The company is particularly interested in books that deal with aspects of New Zealand’s past or with its cultural and natural heritage.
Writes Hill Press Ltd
A small independent publisher, we specialise in personal/family memoirs, short story collections, biography, local and school history, travellers’ tales and self-help guides.