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Publishing is one of New Zealand’s major creative industries employing over 1000 people. Book publishing turnover was NZ$245 million in 2007 with the largest book publishers in the country being educational publishers, such as Pearson (Pearson’s education subsidiary) and Oxford University Press. Other large publishing companies, such as Penguin books (another subsidiary of Pearson), also operate in New Zealand. There are many successful independent publishers such as David Ling Publishing Limited, established in 1992, and Exisle Publishing, both of which publish a variety of non-fiction books. The former also provides editorial, design and printing solutions and services for private companies and institutions.
Established in 2010, Digital Publishing New Zealand is a joint venture between the New Zealand Society of Authors and Publishers Association of New Zealand to energise digital growth and ebook technology in the country. The Publishers Association of New Zealand is the industry body for publishers in the country.
Intellectual property protection in New Zealand is high, with the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2012–13, scoring the country 6.1 out of 7, and placing it as number three out of 144 countries. In comparison, its main neighbour, Australia is placed 19 out of 144 countries with a score of 5.3 out of 7 for intellectual property protection.
There is no international book fair in New Zealand; however New Zealand publications have a great presence at the annual Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. Scholastic encourages schools to host book fairs to enable children and parents to buy books and help their local school raise funds for various projects, classroom materials and library books. There are eight universities in New Zealand, the largest being The University of Auckland, with over 40,000 students and 4,700 international students alone.
PrintNZ is the industry association for the print, packaging and visual communication industry. Print21 is the main business magazine and online news service for the printing and graphic art industries in Australia and New Zealand. 3D Printing Systems reported in December 2012 that the New Zealand education curriculum is expanding so that students will be able to use 3D printers in the near future. There are many independent printing companies offering a wide variety of print services, including NZ Print Ltd and Kalamazoo, who are based in Auckland and Christchurch respectively, and also supply Australia and the Pacific Islands.
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