Bateman Books publishes a select range of high-quality New Zealand Non-Fiction and Children’s Picture books each year.

Please email us using the contact form, under the heading: Submissions.  Include a synopsis of the book, its intended market, and some background information about yourself and your writing experience. Please note we do not accept manuscripts from outside of New Zealand unless by a New Zealand author or of special relevance to this part of the world.

At this point in time, we are not accepting submissions for: fiction, poetry or short stories.

If you are submitting a Children’s Picture Book, please include some art samples by yourself or your co-author, as we do not assign or have illustrators working in-house.

All eligible manuscripts submitted will be considered by the in-house publishing team and you will be contacted within four to six weeks of submission.


David Bateman Ltd distributes a wide range of leading publishers throughout New Zealand. To enquire about distribution, contact us via the contact form, under the heading: Distribution.

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