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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.

Lone Wolf: Extract

Lone Wolf is the behind-the-scenes story of Emirates Team New Zealand's incredible America's Cup victory. Read an extract from the book...


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?