About us

We are a small (there’s just Roger Steele and Christine Roberts), independent company focusing on quality non-fiction and poetry — naturally we’re also happy to publish popular bestsellers. We’ve been publishing since 1996 and have won several national book awards.

Our list includes art and poetry, business, Maori, children’s, humour, self-help, current affairs and general books. We are interested in adventurous projects and in co-operating with other NZ and overseas publishers (see our bookshop for a more detailed listing). At the end of 2023 we had produced over 600 books.

Please note: We are not accepting any further submissions.