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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...