Latest News

Five Quick Questions: Wynne Gray

We grabbed author Wynne Gray for our new Five Quick Questions series. Find out what surprised him about the project, which All Blacks he most wants to enjoy a meal with and what's currently in his reading pile.

123 Colouring Sheets

To celebrate the launch of The Great Kiwi 123 Book the wonderful Donovan Bixley has created these fun colouring sheets. Download yours now...

UK Release for The Antipodeans

We love seeing our books do big things, so we’re very excited that The Antipodeans by Greg McGee has just been published in the UK.

Win Every Book We Published in 2017

We're giving away a bumper prize containing every book we published this year! Make sure you're in to win...


A Killer Harvest – Review (Publishers Weekly)

Edgar-finalist Cleave (Trust No One) makes an implausible, but very creepy, premise work in this powerful, thought-provoking novel set in Christchurch, New Zealand, which could pass for any of the corrupt cities more fam...

Upstart Press successful in rights markets

Despite only being a bit over three years old, Upstart Press has achieved considerable success in selling their authors’ books overseas.

The Best Mum in the World Book Launch

You are invited to join the celebrations at the book launch for The Best Mum in the World

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...