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.
What We've Achieved
ALCUIN SOCIETY BOOK DESIGN AWARDS (Canada)
2019 – 3rd prize – Little Tables
INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE MEDIA AWARD FOR BOOKS (Germany)
2019 – Nomination and Award of Excellence in the category for books – The Caker
PANZ DESIGN AWARDS
2018 – Finalist, 1010 Printing Award for Best Cookbook – Angelo’s Wild Kitchen
2017 – Finalist, Scholastic New Zealand Award for Best Children – Capsicum, Capsi Go
2017 – Finalist, Edify Award for Best Educational Book – See Play Do
2017 – Finalist, Upstart Press Award for Best Non-Illustrated Book – Golden Month
2016 – Winner, 1010 Printing Award for Best Cookbook – The Game Chef
2016 – Finalist, 1010 Printing Award for Best Cookbook – WHOLE
2015 – Winner, Best Children's Book – I Am Doodle Cat
2015 – Finalist, Notable Non-Fiction Book – A Little ABC Book
2014 – Finalist, Best Illustrated Book – Don't Puke on Your Dad
2013 – Finalist, Best Non-Illustrated Book – Brown Girls In Bright Red Lipstick