Palmerston North, New Zealand

History of Plaisted Publishing

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Plaisted Publishing House was established in May 2014 and registered as a company on 31st July 2014.


Established as a limited company in 2014, Plaisted Publishing House Ltd began to assist Independent Authors from around the world. They also offer Family History Researchers packaged to turn their research into books for gifts or  family reunions.

Our Author Consultant will format your manuscript so they can be uploaded to distribution websites as eBooks or Print. Most authors use KDP Publishing (Amazon) though there are many others to use, including Smashwords, Draft to Digital, Lulu, Ingram Spark, etc. We will also size your manuscript to print at a local printers.

History of our Logo

The idea of our business logo dates back to 1826 to a pub on Woolwich High Street in London, England. The Coopers Arms, also known at Plaisted’s Wine House was owned by Thomas Plaisted who was born in 1777 in London. 

Thomas Plaisted married Lydia Wilkes and had at least ten children. The two eldest surviving sons inherited the pub the eldest, John selling out to his brother Thomas Wilkes Plaisted within two years of their father’s death. John Plaisted, his wife and many children emigrated to Australia. One of their son’s Arthur Plaisted, who married Mary Anne Kither migrated to Hokitika in New Zealand. They ended up in Whangarei towards the top of the North Island.

Outside the The Cooper’s Arms pub is the lamp where my business logo originated. It is still there today along with the name on the building on the Woolwich High Street. It is no longer a pub, sadly this closed down. The pub became a wine bar at one stage. Latest research stated it was a hairdressers.

My husband is a direct descendant of Thomas Plaisted and is one of two different Plaisted lines living in New Zealand today. Though there is a connection, it is yet to be established.


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