Media Releases

To be an effective selling tool, media releases need to be well written and have strong angles. A bit of controversy never goes astray, either! Check out some recent examples by clicking on the media releases below.

Latest book by bestselling author aims to inspire children to protect our natural world

 MEDIA RELEASE  NEW ZEALAND NATURE HEROES BY GILLIAN CANDLER Published by Potton & Burton; December 06, 2019; RRP: $29.99 Come face-to-face with our wildlife heroes in bestselling author Gillian Candler’s new book New Zealand Nature Heroes.  Find out how their work is helping to save thousands of rare birds, insects, …

World-renowned dog behaviourist teaches his Zen technique for training your puppy

MEDIA RELEASE PUPPY ZEN Eight Weeks to Train Your Pup and Create a Lifelong Bond MARK VETTE Published by Penguin Random House, 05 November 2019, RRP: $45.00 Animal psychologist and zoologist Mark Vette came to fame with global television show ‘Purina Pound Pups to Dog Stars.’ He also taught dogs …

New book celebrates our strong mountaineering heritage

MEDIA RELEASE New book celebrates our strong mountaineering heritage THE GREAT UNKNOWN: MOUNTAIN JOURNEYS IN THE SOUTHERN ALPS BY GEOFF SPEARPOINT Published by Potton & Burton; October 18, 2019; RRP: $59.99 ‘The mountains speak. They draw us in, take us on missions into unseen corners, cast spells and sometimes let …

‘Overgrown cottage industry’ celebrates 50 years and share their recipe for success

MEDIA RELEASE ‘Overgrown cottage industry’ celebrates 50 years and share their recipe for success BARKER’S OF GERALDINE: 50 YEARS PRESERVED BY MICHAEL BARKER Mary Egan Publishing, 01 November 2019, hardback, RRP: $60.00 ‘Michael is truly passionate about working with customers to develop new products and bring innovations to market; he …

Three Kiwi Tales: More fabulous fix-it stories from Wildbase Hospital

MEDIA RELEASE Three Kiwi Tales: More fabulous fix-it stories from Wildbase Hospital By JANET HUNT INSPIRING STORIES OF KIWI CONSERVATION Kiwi conservation is a live issue. Over the past 100 years, kiwi numbers have been in rapid decline and urgent, ongoing action around predator control and habitat protection is required …

Dystopian satire evokes impact of climate change and technology in South Pacific nation

MEDIA RELEASE Stella’s world is unravelling in this remarkable work of speculative fiction – reminiscent of Netflix satire Black Mirror and The Handmaid’s Tale – a new novel from writer and literary agent Chris Else. ‘Slowly, the air opened over Byte. A clear view of the seawall stretching from headland …

Kiwi kids are proactive readers who love to read home-grown authors

MEDIA RELEASE The votes are in and Whitcoulls are delighted to announce their 2019 Kids’ Top 50 Books List today (September 23, 2019.) The big news is that Kiwi kids often discover what they want to read through their own research, are huge fans of books in a series and …

Saucy gourmet Peta Mathias shares dark and delicious love stories from around the world

MEDIA RELEASE Eat Your Heart Out: Love Stories from Around the World by Peta Mathias Published by Penguin Random House NZ, hardback, 05 November 2019, RRP: $35.00 ‘All you need is love,’ sang the Beetles. Right now, in a world of hate speech, online bullying and worse, we could all …

Jewish humanitarian worker and social entrepreneur under fire in Gaza

MEDIA RELEASE STILL LIVES: A MEMOIR OF GAZA by Marilyn Garson Mary Egan Publishing, 21 October 2019, paperback, RRP: $35.00 ‘In this moving and stunningly eloquent memoir, Marilyn Garson fulfils her promise “to tell what she saw” during her four years in Gaza as a Jewish humanitarian worker and social …

Philanthropist’s book celebrates golden era in our history

MEDIA RELEASE MID-CENTURY LIVING: THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE COLLECTION By CHRISTINE FERNYHOUGH Published by Penguin Random House NZ, hardback, 01 October 2019, RRP: $60.00 CHRISTINE FERNYHOUGH’S EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF MID-CENTURY AND MODERN NEW ZEALAND OBJECTS AND THE STORIES BEHIND THEM The best-selling author of The Road to Castle Hill, Christine Fernyhough’s …