‘We couldn’t be more thrilled with the book we launched as a celebration of our 50th anniversary… Thank you, Oratia Media — you are an amazing company to work with.’
— Bruce Pilbrow, CEO, Spirit of Adventure Trust
Oratia Media started life in 2000 as a publishing services business, and along with our own books continues to partner with organisations to bring their stories to publication.
Most recently, in November 2023 we published Roger McDonald’s A Spirit Companion as a commission from The Spirit of Adventure Trust for its 50-year celebrations.
Roger’s superb stories of those who have sailed and supported ‘the Spirit’ spring from the page with their accompanying drawings by Sue Fisher — telling of lives changed by youth voyages and love of the sea.
‘We couldn’t be more thrilled with the book we launched as a celebration of our 50th anniversary,’ says Bruce Pilbrow, the Trust’s CEO.
‘The result is truly world class. Thank you, Oratia Media — you are an amazing company to work with.’
Oratia loved working with the Spirit team, and thank Stephen Fisher and the Trust board for putting their confidence in us to take their book from a manuscript to printed book.
The result is a beautiful production that has crossed over into the retail market, with copies on display in bookstores across the country over the 2023–24 summer.
Other commissioned publications Oratia managed last year were the Waitakere Ranges Protection Society’s print and ebook Making a Stand, and the Samoan-English picture book O Leilani ma lona Fale’oloa/Leilani’s Shop for Auckland Libraries.
Clients for whom we have produced quality books over the years include companies like Civic Assurance and Goodman Fielder, charities (The Tindall Foundation, the Order of St John), community groups and government agencies such as the New Zealand Geographic Board.
Oratia’s services range from writing, editing, proofreading and design through to print management and ebook conversion, all to the highest standards.
For more about our commission and partner publishing services, check out Services or email firstname.lastname@example.org.