Welcome to our Publishing Services page

Quentin Wilson Publishing is also a book-publishing consultant and a full service book producer to other publishers and to organisations, companies, families, or individuals publishing under their own imprints – both nationally and internationally. Our professional publishing services include:

  • manuscript assessment
  • book editing and proofreading
  • book design and page layout
  • New Zealand and international book printing oversight and management
  • book launches, both in-store and virtual online launches
  • sales and distribution
  • media publicity
  • direct marketing and social marketing
  • international rights

In each aspect of the publishing process, we work with highly skilled professionals of long-standing in the book publishing world. Any combination or feature of the publishing services above is offered to small or large publishers seeking to utilise them, especially, for example, when dealing with international printers.

Commitment to quality

Quentin Wilson Publishing assists authors, families, businesses, and other publishers, through a Consultancy role, to bring their ideas or their manuscripts to life as published books. In so doing, Quentin Wilson Publishing ensures the highest standards in every aspect of the publishing process – driven by the knowledge that a book may last forever and must reflect that possibility in every aspect of its editing, design, production, sale and distribution, and marketing.

Our people

Quentin Wilson Publishing contracts with others who bring similar years of experience to their crafts. These are professionals within the book-publishing world and include editors, proofreaders, book designers, page layout experts, project managers, book distributors, and sales representatives, all of whom have extensive experience in their respective fields.

In the final stages of book production, Quentin Wilson Publishing works with printers and binders both nationally and internationally, some of whom Quentin Wilson has worked with for as many as thirty years, when necessary visiting them in order to oversee each stage of the printing process.

International experience

As a result of attending leading book fairs such as Frankfurt, London and Chicago, Quentin Wilson has sold international publishing and language rights to publishers in countries as diverse as Canada, the USA, England, Scotland, Italy, Germany, India, Brazil, Mexico, and Russia, and dealt with book-trade distributors in Australia, the UK, and the USA. 

Contact details

For further information please see our full contact details at the bottom of each website page. 

Below are some examples of the hundreds of books either designed and typeset for other publishers, or wholly produced for other publishers – both nationally and internationally – and for organisations, families or individuals using all or some of our services. Clicking on these covers will take you to the home page of the publishers of each title, or to their distributor, unless the title is now out of print.


A Lifetime Love Affair With Food

Tina Duncan

Camberdown Press

Thomas Gilchrist and Sons Limited of the Māniototo

The Story of New Zealand's Longest Operating General Store

Paula Wagemaker, Judy Beck, John Hellier

Quentin Wilson Publishing

Vienna: Behind the Façades

A Personal Journey

Jennifer Haworth

In Hindsight

50 Years of Deer Farming in New Zealand

Lynda Gray

Quentin Wilson Publishing

The Taylors Way

The Story of a Contracting Company

Carol Dawber

River Press

The Gardener's Journal 11

Series Editor: Margaret Long


The Gardener's Journal 10

Series Editor: Margaret Long


The Gardener's Journal 9

Series Editor: Margaret Long


Te Pou Herenga Waka o Rehua

The Story of Rehua Hostel and Marae - The First 50 Years

Claire Kaahu White

Te Whatumanawa Māoritanga o Rehua Trust Board

Policy Matters

IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy

Issue 21 – September 2016

CEESP and IUCN, Switzerland

Equity and Governance

75 Years of Blindness Advocacy in New Zealand, 1945–2020

Greg Newbold

Blind Citizens New Zealand

An Italian Sojourn

Watercolours, diaries and letters of W.A. Sutton

Edited by Pat Unger

Wily Publications Ltd


Biology and conservation of a venerable survivor

Alison Cree

Canterbury University Press

Mt John

The first 50 years

John Heamshaw and Alan Gilmore

Canterbury University Press

Te Āpiti Manawatū Gorge

Te Au-rere-a-te-tonga

A history

Michele Frey

Te Āpiti Manawtū Gorge Governance Group

Hamilton's Jet

The biography of an icon

John Walsh

C.W.F. Hamilton & Co. Ltd

Whaler by Providence

Patrick Norton in the Marlborough Sounds

Don Wilson

River Press

Stand For All Time

The Marquette sinking and the Nurses' Memorial Chapel

Anna Rogers

Friends of The Nurses’ Memorial Chapel

The Art of War

New Zealand war artists in the field 1939–1943

Jennifer Haworth

Wily Publications Ltd

Behind the Twisted Wire

New Zealand artists in World War I

Jennifer Haworth

Wily Publications Ltd​

Animals in Emergencies

Learning from the Christchurch earthquakes

Annie Potts and Donelle Gadenne

Canterbury University Press

Singing Historian

A memoir

Edmund Bohan

Canterbury University Press


Untold stories from back-country New Zealand

Mark Pickering

Canterbury University Press

The Logie Collection

A catalogue of the James Logie Memorial Collection of Classical Antiquities at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch

J.R. Green

Canterbury University Press

Out There: Scape, Public Art 1998–2018

Warren Feeney

SCAPE Public Art, Christchurch

Living Among the Northland Maori

Diary of Father Antoine Garin, 1844–1846

Translated and Edited by Peter Tremewan and Giselle Larcombe

Canterbury University Press

Place Names of Banks Peninsula and the Port Hills

Gordon Ogilvie

Canterbury University Press

Canterbury Foothills & Forests

A walking and tramping guide

Pat Barrett

Canterbury University Press

Conquering the Coast to Coast

Kelly Barber

Adventure Books Ltd

A University for the Pacific

50 years of USP

Jacqueline Lecki (with contributors)

University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Head of the Harbour

A history of Governors Bay, Ohinetahi, Allandale and Teddington

Jane Robertson

Philip King Publisher

Threatened Plants of New Zealand

Peter De Lange, Peter Heenan, David Norton, Jeremy Rolfe, and John Sawyer

Canterbury University Press

USS Enterprise CVZ(N) / CVN–65

The world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

Dave McKay

Wilson Scott Publishing International Ltd

The Diggers' Story

Accounts of the West Coast Gold Rushes

Edited by Julia Bradshaw, Hokitika Museum

Canterbury University Press

The Quake Year

Fiona Farrell

Canterbury University Press

John and Charles Enys

Castle Hill Runholders, 1864–1891

Jenny Abrahamson and John O'Malley

Wily Publications Ltd

Golf's Royal Clubs

Honoured by The British Royal Family 1833–2013

Scott MacPherson

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Scotland