Summer is here and not long until Christmas now!
We are delighted to be sharing with you all of our latest achievements here at Spies Publishing.
A huge welcome to our new retailers in the Wellington region - Almo's Books in Carterton and Arty Bees in Wellington City. We've been working hard and will be adding new stores in 2018 so it will be easier for you to access our books. You can see our locations by clicking here. And remember, you can order our books from our website too!
This month, we have been featured in the Wairarapa News and Stuff.co.nz with an article about Ben's passion for writing and the workshop that we gave at the Big Book Bash in Carterton, Wairarapa on the 2nd of December. You can click on the link below to see the full article.
The “Create Your Book” workshop started as a desire to reproduce what I had done for Ben when I published his first book - Weirdo. An initiative to reward and encourage his writing. When children create their own books and take them home, they feel proud and recognized. They also have a beautiful book to remind them of their achievement forever. We have been visiting libraries with the workshop and have been overwhelmed with the feedback from parents. If you would like us to come to a library near you, check out our website for more information here.
I also would like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported us this year, including readers, distributors and retailers. We're planning an awesome 2018 and it's a privilege to have you on board.
With best wishes for a safe and happy Christmas,
Enjoy reading our article in Stuff.co.nz
We were so happy to receive this review from The Booksellers website!
"Full of imaginative scenarios, this is a children’s story written by a child and as such features much of the things they love – action, narrow escapes, good guys and bad guys, and lots of high energy!"
Read the full review here.
Still looking for a Christmas present for a child between 7-12 years old? Our books are sure to delight the young and take them on a action-packed adventure! See below:
The Magic Pencil
Our books are available for purchase through our website or click on the links to be directed to our online shop
We had an amazing day in Auckland for the NZ Book Festival. Thanks to everyone who came and saw our stall and thank you to the organizers.
We will be back next year!
You can see photos of the day by visiting their
We had so much fun with our school visits recently. We spent one full day visiting three schools in Wanganui! Thank you for having us - St Johns Hill School, Durie Hill School and Churton School. We visited Wanganui for the first time as a family and had a great time at Kowhai Park.
Thank you also to Waikanae school for having us earlier this month. If you would like us to visit your school, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are super excited to be part of this amazing festival coming to New Zealand for the first time in February 2018! This will be a family event not to be missed!
Check out their website for more information: http://justsofestivalnz.org/
And last, but not least.... we're working on a new edition for our first book Weirdo! We've hired the same designers from The Magic Pencil to re-design Weirdo with all the cool fonts and elements that our young readers love so much! Watch this space. We will publish the new edition in the New Year!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year