What’s the buzz

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.

Away in a Warehouse

A special holiday song from the Team at Upstart!


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.

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.