The Rabbit Hunter

This fictional World War II novel places sharp shooter Second Lieutenant Neil Rankin and his platoon at the heart of the Battle of Greece.

By Christopher Worth

Larry & Viv

Well-known author Graeme Lay recreates post-war life in NZ vividly and authentically through Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh’s Down Under tour in the 1940s.

a new novel from Graeme Lay

An Enthusiastic Layman’s Ascent of Mt Everest

John Gluckman’s dream of summiting Everest was achieved in 1993 when he added this to an impressive list of outdoor challenges.

By John Gluckman

More Than a Pipe Dream

The fascinating and fully illustrated history of the South Island Organ Company.

By Jill Worrall

Identity and Involvement

This collection of stories captures the enormous diversity within the Auckland Jewish community.

Edited by Ann Gluckman, Deb Levy Friedler and Lindy Davis

But Who’s Looking After the Animals?

A brand-new fundraising children’s picture book about the successful evacuation of many farm and domestic animals during the February 2019 Tasman fires.

Words by Renée Lang, Illustrations by Polly Rabbits

Living with Earthquakes

And Their Aftermath

By Rosie Belton

Double Whammy

A Story About Beating an ‘Unbeatable’ Cancer.

By Rowan Bishop

Family Violence

A tireless campaigner, David White details what we can do to end family violence.

By David White

The Animal Sanctuary

The Inspirational Story of a New Zealand Animal and Wildlife Refuge

By Shawn Bishop with Allison Jones

Welcome to Renaissance Publishing

Established in 2004, Renaissance Publishing combines book packaging and publishing under its own imprint with specialist cookbook and other non-fiction editing and proofreading services. Recent titles published under the Renaissance imprint include Identity & Involvement Vol III by Ann Gluckman, More Than a Pipe Dream by Jill Worrall, An Enthusiastic Layman‘s Ascent of Mt Everest by John Gluckman, and coming in February 2022, Larry & Viv, a new novel from Graeme Lay.
Book package titles range from historical and home reference to food guides, cookbooks and the outdoors.

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Publishing Services

Renaissance principal Renée Lang has worked in the industry for many years and offers astute knowledge of every aspect of book publishing, especially for those who are new to the process. Renée is also part of PressGang ( along with Nick Turzynski,  Brian O’Flaherty and Julie McDermid. PressGang is a one-stop shop offering a variety of publishing services.

As well as publishing mainstream titles for the book trade, Renaissance works with entrepreneurial companies to produce and market their books.

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