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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.

Upstart Director to be honoured at Medal Ceremony

We are delighted to announce that our Director, Kevin Chapman, became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the NZ publishing industry in the recent New Year’s Honours list.

Rugby Almanack Turns 80!

The 78th edition of the New Zealand Rugby Almanack is due for release by Upstart Press in late February.


Accolades for one of our authors

Upstart Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Ngaio Marsh Award winner Paul Thomas’s next Tito Ihaka novel, Fallout, in 2014.

Swimming in the Dark – Rights sold in Australia!

Paddy Richardson’s new novel, Swimming in the Dark, set in Leipzig, Germany and Alexandra, NZ, is set to be published in Australia in July of  this year, with the rights purchased by one of Australia’s most promin...