About Us

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 mighty selection of NZ titles including iconic brands such as Margaret Mahy, 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, Colson Whitehead, Daisy Meadows, David Lagercrantz, Donna Tartt, Elizabeth George, Enid Blyton, Ian Rankin, James Wong, Janet Evanovich, Jessica Townsend, J.K. Rowling, John Grisham, Lauren Child, Maeve Binchy, Martina Cole, Nalini Singh, Nicholas Sparks, Nicky Pellegrino, Nora Roberts, Robert Jordan, Robert Muchamore, Sarah Waters, Stephen King, and Tasmina Perry.

Check out our Events section for more information on touring authors. You can also stay up to date with Hachette New Zealand by signing up for our newsletter here, liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.



We don’t sell books from our website, but our titles are available wherever good books are sold. If you head to one of the New Zealand based retailers on the list below they will be able to help, or click here for a complete guide to New Zealand bookstores.

Paper Plus
The Warehouse
Mighty Ape

How do I request a review copy of one of your titles?

Requests for review copies should be emailed to publicity@hachette.co.nz. Please include contact details and the publication you're reviewing for.

How do I open an account?

Please contact our Customer Service Department on +64 9 4774120 or email adscs@alliancedist.com.au.

How do I submit a manuscript?

We are currently accepting manuscripts from children's writers only. Find out more.

How do I get permission to reproduce content from one of your titles?

According to the New Zealand Copyright Act (1994), a published work is in copyright up to fifty years after the author's death. However, if the work is first published posthumously, the term extends to fifty years after first publication. If you would like to reproduce an extract from a published work that is under copyright, you will need to seek permission from the original publisher before you proceed.

Please place your request as early as possible as we need time to research the request. Written requests should be sent to:

c/- Hachette New Zealand
PO Box 3255, Shortland St, Auckland 1010,
New Zealand

Requests may also be sent by email to contact@hachette.co.nz.

It is important to check the imprint page of the book from which you wish to reproduce material in order to determine the original publisher of the book, as the edition you have may be a licensed edition. In most cases, the original publisher will control the copyright. If the work from which you are requesting permission is an anthology, consult the credit or acknowledgments page and apply to the original source for permission to use the copyright material. This also applies to photographs and illustrations.

Permission requests must include the following information:

  • Title, author and ISBN of the original publication in which the material you wish to reproduce was printed
  • If possible, a photocopy of the imprint page
  • Exactly what material you wish to use
  • Details of how the material is to be used
  • The format in which the material will be reproduced (i.e. book, ebook, magazine, video, audio, stage show, broadcast, online, other)
  • Approximate number of words
  • The territory required (i.e. New Zealand only, North America only, world)
  • The number of reproductions of the copyright material
  • The name of the publisher or company producing the book or other finished product.
  • Your address, phone number and email to allow us to respond in the most effective way;
  • The recommended retail price (RRP) of your finished product;
  • The publication/release date of your finished product;
  • The name of the publisher or company producing the book or other finished product.

It generally takes around six weeks to process a request, which means it is important to allow time in your editorial schedule to clear permissions. A permission fee will normally be charged to compensate the author and/or illustrator for use of their work. The amount of this fee will depend on the content to be reproduced and the intended use.

Can you donate to my charity?

Unfortunately, we are unable to make financial contributions to charities due to the vast number of requests we receive.
If you would like to request book donations, please email us and write "book donation request" in the subject line.

Contact us

Please take a few moments to send us your questions, comments or suggestions, and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Street address
Level 2
23 O'Connell Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

Postal Address
PO Box 3255
Shortland Street
Auckland 1140
New Zealand

Phone number
Office: 09 379 1480

For account queries, price and availability checks please contact ADS Customer Service
P: 09 477 4120 
E: adscs@alliancedist.com.au

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Melanee Winder

Managing Director

Currently reading: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.

On the top of my to-read list: The new Lee Child, Past Tense.

Suzy Maddox

National Sales Manager

Currently reading: A Long Night in Paris by Dov Alfon.

On the top of my to-read list: I have three! Less by Andrew Sean Greer - the winner of this year's Pulitzer Prize, A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelley and The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.

Alison Shucksmith

Product and Publishing Manager

Currently reading: The Survival Game by Nicky Singer

On the top of my to-read list: Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Sacha Beguely

Marketing Manager

Currently reading: Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

On the top of my to-read list: Looker by Laura Sims

Tania Mackenzie-Cooke

Publicity Manager

Currently reading: Believe Me by J.P. Delaney

On the top of my to-read list: Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren. I LOVED Roomies, so can't wait to read her next one.


Ashleigh Richards

Product & Sales Administrator

Currently reading: Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend.

On the top of my to-read list: The Man Booker Longlisted In a Mad & Furious City by Guy Gunaratne.

Heather Cummerfield

Account Manager

Currently reading: A Well Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler

On the top of my to-read list: The Au Pair by Emma Rous.


We are currently looking for a new account manager! Interested? Find out more.