News & Events

NZ booksellers biggest selling book of 2016

Upstart Press is proud to have provided NZ booksellers with the biggest selling book (in terms of value) for the second year in a row.

Fans of “Geronimo Stilton” will find a winner here.

Flying Furballs - Dogfight was positively reviewed in the December 1, 2016 issue of School Library Journal (circ. 30,000).

‘The Antipodeans’ has made the longlist for the International Dublin Literary Award

We’re beyond thrilled that Greg McGee, author ‘The Antipodeans’ has made the longlist for the International Dublin Literary Award. The winner of the €100,000 prize, which is the the world’s most valuable a...

“Chasing a Dream” will be published in China

Some happy news for us. We are very pleased to announce that “Chasing a Dream” will be published in China, in Simplified Chinese by Shanghai Youshu Culture, and in Taiwan in Complex Chinese by Domain Publishing, publication...


Richie McCaw 148 Display Winner!

A huge congratulations to Paper Plus Opotiki who are the winners of our Richie McCaw 148 Display competition. Their striking window and in-your-face use of our supplied strip posters was first class. How could anyone walk past ...

Richie McCaw Display Competition

The store response to the release of Richie McCaw 148 has been wonderful. We ran a competition for the best store display of this title, and have received some truly great pictures of store set ups.

Paul Cleave wins Ngaio Marsh

Christchurch crime writer Paul Cleave has become the first to win the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel three times.

Reader Review: Chasing a Dream by John Dunmore

Reviewed by Angela Harrex — Chasing a Dream: The Exploration of the Imaginary Pacific by John Dunmore, and published by Upstart Press, is a stellar example of narrative non-fiction. Or as a friend called the genre – ‘biog...


Donovan Bixley Wins

Upstart author Donovan Bixley won the Russell Clark Award for Best Illustrated Book at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults this week

Upstart Press wins at Paper Plus

Upstart Press wins at Paper Plus