What We Do

Beatnik is an invigorating hub of creativity with a talented core staff of designers, photographers and illustrators working together to publish beautiful books. 

To ensure we fulfil the visions of the authors we work with, every project with us is a complete collaboration. We're known for producing vibrant and meaningful books that are exquisitely designed and intimate in their approach. We are continually expanding our small but perfectly formed catalogue that already spans genres as varied as cookery, children’s tales, poetry, art and street culture.

We have a team of talented designers to create our books. We also handle all the production work, so that includes editing, arranging the printing, shipping and working with our distributors – all to our high and exacting standards. We have a dedicated publicist to talk to media about the Beatnik books and to guide authors through the promotional side of book publishing.

When we're not making books into works of art, we turn our design skills to other areas — including but not limited to annual reports, brochures, or whatever else you, your company, charity, or any other group require. We are always on the lookout for business development and sales opportunities for our authors in New Zealand, and rights opportunities overseas.

Take a look at our our catalogue here or contact us to discuss your latest idea.

What We've Achieved

2015 PANZ - Winner, Best Children's Book - 'I Am Doodle Cat'

2015 Storylines - Finalist, Notable Non-Fiction Book - 'A Little ABC Book'

2014 PANZ - Finalist, Best Illustrated Book - 'Don't Puke on Your Dad'

2013 PANZ - Finalist, Best Non-Illustrated Book - 'Brown Girls In Bright Red Lipstick'

2012 Storylines - Finalist, Notable Children's Book - 'How Do You Say Thank You?'

2012 Storylines - Finalist, Notable Non-Fiction Book - 'Who You Are is What You Do'

2011 Best Award, Bronze, Graphic - 'Who You Are is What You Do'

What Our Authors Say

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“To the Beatnik Publishing team… thank you for gifting me the opportunity to turn my dream into a reality by creating and sharing something so beautiful. Your enthusiasm in the success of this book, guidance and support for me from the very beginning has been an absolutely blessing.”

-Bronwyn Kan, Whole

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“The Beatnik Team have an amazing wealth of creativity and vision between them, we found that this complemented our ideas beautifully and we were only too happy to be directed as necessary to get the best result.”

-Angela Redfern, Ripe Recipe