Name of company:

Upstart Press

Contact(s) and details: 

Kevin Chapman, Managing Director

Address and location: 

TBC following office move 

Location in Auckland city 

Website address:

Geographical coverage:

New Zealand

General description including areas of specialism, if any:

  • An independent general publisher established in 2013 by the former Managing Director of Hachette New Zealand 
  • Currently carrying 3 agency lists 
  • In the context of NZ market being serviced from Australia by many publishers, Upstart recognises demand for distribution within NZ


Warehousing facility and location: 

Warehouse in Penrose, Auckland, distributes for a number of NZ publishers plus Upstart and agencies

Policy and criteria for distributed list selection, if any:

  • Starting base and growth potential
  • A reasonable number of titles that will sell at least 400 copies in year one


Sales and marketing team details:

Available ‘once we start talking’

Customer base:

All NZ trade and non-trade customers and channels

Normal business model(s) for distributor trading:

Consignment. A percentage of billings retained and the balance remitted in 90 days.

Stocking and replenishment policy:

Air freight where needed. Initial stocks by sea.

Use of local printing and Print on Demand (POD):

None at present

Lead times for new title information ahead of overseas pub:

Not less than four months ahead of publication

Attendance at international bookfairs:


Sales conference season if any: