Book Distribution

Nationwide Book Distributors are specialists in the sales, warehousing and distribution of books to the New Zealand bookstore and library market. We act as exclusive agents for both International and New Zealand based publishers.

We are one of this country’s leading independent New Zealand book distributors and have over 30 years experience in the market.

International Publishers

Publishers wanting exclusive representation in New Zealand can email Andrew Tizzard for further information. We also attend international events such as the London Book Fair and Frankfurt Book Fair – and can arrange to meet you there.

New Zealand Publishers

Publishers and Self-Publishers seeking distribution within New Zealand, interested in representation internationally or simply wanting to discuss their book concepts can email Andrew Tizzard, General Manager.


Our sales team are avid book lovers. They present each new title to the buyers at bookstores and libraries from one end of New Zealand to the other over a 4 to 6 week selling cycle. We present your books to the head office buyers of all of the major book retailers and also list them with online stores, book database companies and promote them on our own website.


We hold an agreed amount of your books on a consignment basis (you retain ownership) in our purpose built warehouse at the foot of Mt Oxford in North Canterbury.


Nationwide Books process and dispatch orders with a targeted 24 hour turnaround.

How Much?

We only make money when we sell your books. There are no charges or extra costs. Payments to you, the publisher, are based on an agreed price per book sold derived from the retail price set by you. We send you a sales report and payment for books sold each month. Contact us for further information on pricing and advice on establishing a NZD recommended retail price.

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