David Bateman - About Us

David Bateman Ltd is an independent New Zealand-owned company. For over thirty years, we have been providing publishing, sales, promotion and distribution services to the New Zealand market. We publish books under the Bateman imprint, and produce co-editions for overseas publishers. David Bateman Ltd is committed to ensuring both local and international book publishers reach their full potential in New Zealand.


The 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 www.batemanpublishing.co.nz

Sales and Fulfilment

As 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) bryceg@bateman.co.nz

Fulfilment Only

From its custom-built warehousing and offices in Albany, 15 minutes north of central Auckland, David Bateman Ltd can offer on consignment a fulfilment-only service, including an accounts receivable service for those who wish to use their own sales force.


The 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.

Contact Details

Address 30 Tarndale Grove
Phone (09) 415 7664
Fax (09) 415 8892
Email info@bateman.co.nz