Horizon Research - Writers' Earning Report

The Writers’ Earnings in New Zealand report, undertaken by Horizon Research and commissioned by Copyright Licensing New Zealand.

The Horizon Research reports, commissioned by Copyright Licensing New Zealand, and in conjunction with the NZ Society of Authors, NZ Writers Guild and Playmarket, summarises the feedback from hundreds of New Zealand writers. Respondents have been a mix of fiction, non-fiction and children’s book authors, academic and education writers, journalists, screenwriters and playwrights.

The resulting reports have proven to be one of the most useful tools the writing community in Aotearoa has when advocating for writers.

2021 - Read the full 2021 report here (pdf).

2018 - Read the full 2018 report here (pdf).

2016 - Read the full 2016 report here (pdf).

About the Cultural Fund

The Cultural Fund derives its revenue from a 2% share of domestic licensing income and from overseas revenue that is non-title specific. The Cultural Fund invests in people and projects that meet its objectives to:

  • Protect - writers and publishers’ ability to earn revenue from their works;
  • Support – the creation and production of new works and assist the commercial success of New Zealand works;
  • Grow – the number of works created and skills in the industry.

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