PublishingThe company publishes a wide range of non-fiction books for New Zealand and international markets, particularly in the areas of craft, gardening, natural history and the outdoors, the Pacific, art and history. About 25 new titles are published each year with approximately 200 titles kept in print. To find out more about what we publish, or to buy our books online, go to
Sales and FulfilmentAs New Zealand’s leading independent distributor, David Bateman Ltd can provide a full distribution, sales and marketing service for books, either on consignment or purchased firm sale. Its sales representatives call on bookshops, libraries and other specialist outlets nationwide. The company uses a number of commission agents and wholesalers to service non-traditional book channels including schools, tourist outlets and craft shops.
Winner 2011 Paper Plus Group Books and Magazines Supplier of the Year
If you wish to contact us about sales and distribution, please email Bryce Gibson (Sales Manager)
AgenciesThe company represents a number of local and international publishers to the New Zealand book and wider retail trade.
Books from the following overseas publishers and/or imprints are sold and distributed by David Bateman Ltd:
DC Comics, Exley Gift Books, CRW Classics, Kensington Fiction, Time Life, Monacelli, Taunton, Vetty Creations, New House, Rizzoli, Sally Milner, Country Bumpkin, Search, Sterling, Universal, Marco Polo, Gregories, Lorenze, Southwater.
Quarto Group imprints: Creative Publishing, Fair Winds, Global, Quiver, Quarry, Rockport, Walter Foster.
F+W Media Group imprints: Adams, David and Charles, Krause, Northlight, Writers Digest.
The following New Zealand publishers are sold and distributed:
Spot X, New Zealand Transport Agency, Trio, Lime Grove, Annabel Langbein, Calico, David Ling, White Knights, Moss, Beatnik.
David Bateman Ltd also provides distribution-only services for Book R Us, who represent Bush Press, Grantham House, Pursuit, Alicat, Renaissance, Publications International and Five Mile Press.