Name of company:

Bookreps New Zealand Ltd

Contact(s) and details:

Susan Holmes

Address and location:

2/39 Woodside Avenue, Northcote 0627 Auckland New Zealand
P.O. Box 34 989 Birkenhead Auckland 0746 New Zealand

Phone +64 9 419 2635
Fax +64 9 419 2634

15 mins by car N of Auckland CBD, across Auckland Harbour Bridge on north shore

Website address:

Geographical coverage:

New Zealand

General description including areas of specialism, if any:

  • Long-standing (1996) independent distributor of a wide range of non-fiction
  • Agencies include publishers from Australia, United Kingdom and United States
  • Shareholding connection with John Reed Books, Australia (see JRB entry)
  • Sell into all channels, including local online retail
  • Booksellers regularly visit, particularly in busy seasons, to buy on a ‘cash-and carry’ basis.
  • Particularly strong in the gift market


Warehousing facility and location:

On site

Policy and criteria for distributed list selection, if any:

General and niche non-fiction lists considered. Compatible company ethos an important factor.

Sales and marketing team details:

6 commission reps (3 in each of North and
South islands of NZ), one covering special sales

Normal business model(s) for distributor trading:

Mostly firm sale, consignment for more specialist lists

Stocking and replenishment policy:

Sea freight, drop-shipments from East Asia printers, strong commitment to local backlist stockholding

Use of local printing and Print on Demand (POD):


Lead times for new title information ahead of overseas pub:

Flexible, but high quality sales material from publishers crucial