About KESWIN Publishing Ltd: We are a privately owned independent publishing company in Christchurch, New Zealand.
We were founded in 2003 by Deb Donnell and incorporated in 2006.
KESWIN Publishing produces non-fiction publications that inspire and document transformative journeys. These help the reader to make major changes in their personal or work lives in order to achieve their goals or pursue their dreams.
About KESWIN Publishing's Values and Purpose
Learn About KESWIN Publishing's Commitment to Christchurch
The 2010 and 2011 earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand had a huge impact on us. As a result, we made a commitment to publish books that documented the city's transformative journey. These books also document our journey, as we have lifelong ties to the city.
- Deb Donnell's Cafe Reflections: Christchurch City 1975-2012, published in 2012. This shares the story of the Christchurch CBD over the year, and how the earthquakes impacted on the Community.
- RESPONDERS: The NZ Volunteer Response Teams Christchurch Earthquake Deployments, co-authored by Pete Seager and Deb Donnell, published 2013. This book documents the journey taken by trained urban search and rescue volunteers. They were deployed to assist the emergency services and New Zealand Defence Forces with the search, rescue and recovery after the earthquakes.
- Christchurch: Then and Now Series. This is released bi-annually. Each edition provides a pictorial comparison of the city's journey from pre-earthquake to rebuild.
We are committed to helping the rebuild and recovery of Christchurch. Therefore, all of our design, typesetting and printing work for the Christchurch books is carried out locally.
Our Christchurch books are available for purchase on our website. They are also distributed to book and tourism retailers throughout New Zealand. Furthermore, all other titles can be purchased from our website or through selected online distribution channels.
Lastly, you can learn more about KESWIN Publishing by browsing through our website, or contacting us.
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PQ Library Membership – KESWiN™ Academy
PQ Library Membership is a low-cost monthly subscription to access our PQ Library Guides, Courses, Articles, Tools and Resources. In other words, it is an affordable starting point for Your Transformative Journey. As a member, you can self-drive your quests to successful authorship and entrepreneurship.
Introduction to PQ Library Membership
As a result of joining as a member, you get full access to the PQ Library area of KESWiN™ Academy. This is a low-cost, full resource center for self-driven entrepreneurs. For that reason, it’s ideal if you don’t require the support or interaction with our friendly community and trainers. Scroll down the page for full details about the PQ Library Membership.
Note: When you click on the [Join Now] link you will be redirected to our sibling website for registration and payment. Payment will be in US dollars, for a monthly subscription of US$9.90 + tax if applicable. The price listed here on KESWiN Publishing’s website is indicative only, as it’s converted into New Zealand Dollars.
Writing Journals | A5 Notebooks
Writing Journals are spiral bound with 120 blank pages. These are ideal for daily journal writing, to eject your thoughts, ideas, reflections, etc. onto the page.
Choose one from a series of cover images photographed by our Founder, Deb Donnell.
- #001 Diamond Harbour, Canterbury, New Zealand, “Seeking Diamonds”
- #002 Moeraki Boulders, Otago, New Zealand, “Bold Explorations!”
- #003 Mackenzie Basin, Canterbury, New Zealand, “Endless Possibilities”
- #004 Aoraki / Mt Cook, Canterbury, New Zealand, “Trails to Treasure”
These are purchased from an external website. Each one costs US$12.99 + tax (if applicable) and shipping.
These writing journals are print on demand products. They are printed when you order them, and then shipped directly to you. Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery (depending on the shipping option you choose).
WordPress VPS Hosting Managed Service
Hand your website hosting over to our Managed WordPress Hosting Team, and stop worrying about your website maintenance, management, and security. Free yourself up to focus on adding quality content, and building your business.
Our management is hands-on and proactive. We host your WordPress website on a secure, standalone Virtual Private Server (VPS). This gives you a stable and fast website. Our team monitors your site 24/7/365, carries out maintenance daily, and strictly adheres to the 3-2-1 rule of backup.
This is a monthly subscription for Managed Secure WordPress VPS Hosting Service. When you order this service, the amount you pay covers our initial consulting fee. This allows us to assess your website requirements for suitability for our service. We will then provide you with a price to transfer your site to a new server, and the monthly fee for ongoing Managed Secure WordPress VPS Hosting.
NOTE: We do not provide email hosting or IT Management Services. We recommend Sabre IT for these solutions.
Goal Setting Workshop – Pre-recorded
Goal Setting Workshop is a pre-recorded online training with video, workbook, and templates for quarterly goal setting, hosted by Deb Donnell.
Imagine having a treasure map, which shows you the exact path you need to follow to achieve a goal you have set yourself. Tailor the treasure map specifically to your needs.
This Goal Setting Workshop focuses on providing you with exactly this. A treasure map, called “My Quest Map”, with an action plan, well-formed strategy and outcome. All tailored to your aspiration, dream, wish, or goal.
Purchase access to:
- 80 minute video of the online training workshop,
- downloadable 32 page workbook pdf,
- “My Quest Map” template,
- private support group hosted on Facebook.
“The workshop was brilliant and thought provoking. It allowed me to become fluid with my writing.” —Brenda
Christchurch 3rd Edition
Christchurch and Canterbury are now in the 7th year of experience significant natural disasters, including earthquakes, wildfires and floods. The region is changing with each disaster. The cities and towns are being rebuilt, and significant landmarks are reopening after extensive repairs.
Christchurch Then and Now, 2018 Edition takes the reader on a full colour tour of Christchurch CBD, the outlying suburbs and North Canterbury towns, comparing photographs taken before the 2011 earthquake, and updated from the same locations in 2017. It has 56 pages and all new comparison images.
PRE ORDER YOUR COPY NOW, save $10 AND receive it HOT off the press in November 2017, before it reaches the book stores, with a personal autograph from the author!
Responders: Christchurch Earthquake
The New Zealand Response Teams are volunteer groups trained to professional standards as an emergency resource that can complement or support everyday emergency services if they are overwhelmed to their normal capabilities. The 22 February 2011 was more than just an every day emergency. All seventeen registered teams were deployed to come and help Christchurch in its time of need.
Responders tells the story of the NZ-RT Community’s first time in history where their skills were needed at one event, through private collection photographs and personal accounts of the teams and individuals involved.