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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

Will the physical book ever die?

Mark Sainsbury talks with Kevin Chapman from publisher Upstart to discuss the rise of e-books and the end of the physical book.

Writers, Publishers and the Productivity Commission on Books and Arts

Productivity Commission recommendations will allow the bulk importation of cheap books; how will that impact on writers and publishers?

Cross Sports Book Awards
Recognise Kiwis

Kiwi rugby player’s debut novel lines up against Pulitzer winner for prestige award.

Dan Carter: New Zealand’s Biggest Selling Book of 2015

Nielsen Bookscan has published the top selling books for New Zealand in 2015

TRUST NO ONE – Reviewed by Mark McGinn

Some crime novels leave us with the main character in our heads long after we've finished the story. Jerry Grey, in TRUST NO ONE, is one of those characters.