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PANZ calls on members to share revenue data for industry report

The Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) has called on its members to share revenue data to reinforce to the New Zealand government ‘the importance of the book publishing sector to the economy’.

In an email to members, PANZ president Melanie Laville-Moore asked New Zealand publishers to contribute their revenue results to the annual PWC reports on the New Zealand publishing industry. Laville-Moore said that two previous reports were missing data from key publishers.

Laville-Moore stressed that with a copyright review expected in the coming years, PANZ needs ‘robust economic data’ on the industry to convince politicians and policy makers of the ‘economic contribution of publishing and the copyright industries in this country’ or risk ‘operating with one hand tied behind our backs’. ‘Without such data, our voice in Wellington is a whisper,’ she said.

Laville-Moore also assured members the information they provide would remain confidential, and would only contribute to the industry totals in the report.


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