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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.

Winner of the Buzzy Bee Gift Basket

Upstart Press had a very successful appearance at the 2014 Baby Show in Auckland recently, where we featured Buzzy Bee books. Below, little Isaiah Luther, of Hobsonville, with the Buzzy Bee Gift Basket his dad won him in our ra...

Welcome to Upstart Press’s new website!

We are delighted to announce our list of great titles for 2014 and to welcome our New Zealand sales team, Archetype, who are busy visiting booksellers and showing our newest titles.


Upstart Announces New Novel from Author Greg McGee

Upstart Press is proud to announce that they have acquired the next novel by award-winning writer Greg McGee, a larger-than-life story, spanning over 60 years and set in both Italy and New Zealand.

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...

New Tito Ihaka Novel Announced!

The forthcoming publication of Ngaio Marsh Award winner Paul Thomas' new novel, Fallout.