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.
Learn About Keswin Publishing’s Titles
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.
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.
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 Book
Christchurch and Canterbury are now in the 7th year of experiencing 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. The Kaikoura Earthquake in 2016 dramatically changed the geographic layout of the South Island forever.
Christchurch 3rd Edition book takes the reader on a full colour tour of Christchurch CBD, New Brighton, residential red zone, the Port Hills, Sumner, Lyttelton, Darfield, Kaiapoi, Rangiora, and Kaikoura. The book has comparison photographs taken before and after the disasters, and updated from the same locations in 2017. It has 64 pages and 90% of the 155 images are new to the series.
Order your copy now to add to your Christchurch memorabilia collection, or to gift to loved ones who are following the region’s transformative journey.
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).
Christchurch 4ED – Pre-Order
Price includes shipping to New Zealand addresses, via Courier Post, OR partial shipping to international addresses (see below for more info).
About Christchurch 4ED (4th Edition)
Christchurch and Canterbury are on a transformative journey as the region recovers from significant natural disasters, including earthquakes, wildfires and floods. The cities, towns and even highways are being rebuilt. As each year passes, more significant landmarks reopen after extensive repairs. The Kaikoura Earthquake in 2016 dramatically changed the geographic layout of the South Island and scenic coastal road forever.
Production of the Christchurch 4th Edition book is delayed until further notice, due to the coronavirus emergency.
We hope to be able to produce limited quantities, or a digital version, once the Government lockdown is lifted.
Join Deb on a full colour tour of Christchurch CBD, New Brighton, residential red zone, the Port Hills, Sumner, Lyttelton, Darfield, Kaiapoi, Rangiora, and Kaikoura.
The book will include comparison photographs taken before and after the disasters, and updated from the same locations in the months prior to publication. It is estimated to have 64 pages and over 70% of the images will be new to the series.
You can still pre-order your copy now to add to your Christchurch memorabilia collection, or to gift to loved ones who are following the region’s transformative journey.
Shipping Notes: The Pre-Order price includes $10 shipping the physical product via Courier Post to NZ Addresses. For International Orders, shipping to your address via Airmail will be approx. $10-$20 extra, depending on where you are located. We’ll invoice you the difference prior to shipping the book (once we know the exact shipping costs).