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Enquire about Te Papa Press books or submit a proposal for a new book.

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Contact details

Te Papa Press
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
PO Box 467, Cable Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Email: tepapapress@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: +64 (0)4 381 7470

Order Te Papa Press books 

Individual orders

Unless otherwise stated, Te Papa Press titles are available from our stores (at the museum and online) and from all good bookshops throughout New Zealand.

Buy Te Papa Press books from Te Papa Online Store

Trade sales

National distribution

Our books are distributed nationally by Upstart Distribution New Zealand:

Upstart Distribution New Zealand
Unit B, 26 Greenpark Road, Penrose, Auckland 1061
PO Box 302-749, North Harbour, Auckland 0751

Email: orders@upstartpress.co.nz
Phone:  +64 (0)9 280 3205
Fax: +64 (0)9 281 3090

Trade representation

We are represented to the trade by Archetype Book Agents:

Archetype Book Agents
17 Cascade Ave, Waiatarua 
Auckland 0604

Email: neilb@archetype.co.nz
Phone: +64 (0)9 814 9455
Fax: +64 (0)9 814 9453

International distribution

Our books are distributed in the United States, Canada, and Asia by Independent Publishers Group (IPG)

Independent Publishers Group (IPG)
814 N. Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60610
United States

Trade or publisher enquiries: +1 312 337 0747
Order placement: +1 800 888 4741
Fax: +1 312 337 5985

Submit a book proposal or manuscript

Te Papa Press is pleased to consider your book proposals and manuscripts.

Please view our catalogue before contacting us, to check if your proposal or manuscript is suitable for Te Papa Press.

When submitting a proposal or manuscript, please include:

  • your manuscript or sample chapters if you have these, on A4 paper with double spacing
  • a cover letter containing the following information:
    • a brief description of your book (including consideration of its target readership and how it differs from any similar or competing titles)
    • a chapter outline
    • a brief CV indicating your writing experience.
  • a stamped, self-addressed envelope for the return of your material should we decline to publish it.

Post the above to:

Submissions 
Te Papa Press
PO Box 467, Cable Street
Wellington 6011

or email, as a Word or PDF attachment, to:

tepapapress@tepapa.govt.nz

Receipt and response

We’ll acknowledge receipt of your submission as soon as we receive it.

We’ll contact you as soon as we’ve reached a decision, after properly considering the market for your book and your writing. This may take up to three months.