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 do not have a locally based publishing department and are unable to assess manuscripts or accept unsolicited manuscripts. We recommend that writers visit the New Zealand Society of Authors website for advice and information about writing and getting published in New Zealand.

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.