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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.

Upstart Launches Distribution for Local Publishers

Upstart Press now has a distribution side - as of March 1st, 2015 Upstart Distribution began distributing for Victoria University Press, Gecko Press, Te Papa Press and Dreamboat Books.

‘Swimming in the Dark’ Launches!

Paddy Richardson's new novel, Swimming in the Dark, will have two launches, on 16th April and 7th May.