Industry experts

All Lighthouse Keepers have years of local and international industry experience so we can assure you, you’re in trusted hands.

Extensive media contacts

It takes a long time to build up media contacts–essential for gaining coverage for your book across television, radio, newspapers and magazines.

A team approach

Our team work together on projects, ensuring that the expert best suited to your genre will be in charge of the strategic communications.

Both online and mass media

We have professionals who are experts in the online environment as well as experts in mass media coverage, meaning we can offer you a full public relations service.

Genuine book lovers

Our team of Lighthouse Keepers are all avid book readers. With a passion for stories, we can promote your book with genuine enthusiasm and a love for what we do.

New Zealand owned

We are proudly locally owned and focused solely on the local New Zealand industry with our team based throughout the country.

  • Media advisory and consultation
  • Publicity plans
  • Unique press releases
  • Media release distribution
  • Book reviewer lists
  • Media follow up and engagement
  • Media training
  • Book launch planning
  • Consultation with distributors
  • Project management
  • Nationwide book dispatch
  • Marketing collateral
  • Social media advisory
  • Website design
  • Online audits
  • SEO & SEM
  • Social media set up
  • Social media monitoring

I can’t recommend Sarah strongly enough. With amazing speed she had an attractive website in place and I was being interviewed in a variety of media. The whole print run sold in three months.

Lorraine is a PR whiz — calm, diligent and intelligent — and she always gets results. She is highly regarded and respected in the entertainment industry.

I think you guys are the cat's pyjamas!

Social Media

We set up social media sites for you,  provide advice on how to build your presence and run social media ad campaigns to promote your sales.


We develop websites or amend existing ones. We also can provide website audits and online marketing campaigns.

Publicity Representation

We act as publicists, representing authors for a number of publishing houses. We accompany them to interviews, festivals or other events.

Media Coverage

We gain media coverage for authors across television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as online coverage.

Lighthouse now offers self-publishing consultancy service

There are many things to consider when self-publishing, everything from editing, design and production, to distribution and marketing – all of which can be confusing when you are new to publishing.  Karen McKenzie is one of the Lighthouse Gatekeepers, with 16 years’ experience of working in publishing. She is also a successful self-published author under the name ‘Karen McMillan’ with her books making the bestseller lists. Book a consultation with Karen and come armed with all your questions. She can talk about self-publishing with you and provide invaluable information to help you with all the decisions involved. Consultations can be done in person, if in Auckland, or via Skype or phone.

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