Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, January 06, 2012
1.3 million e-readers sold in UK pre-Christmas
Book2Book 5 January 2012
More than 1.3 million e-readers were sold in the UK pre-Christmas, equating to one in every 40 adults receiving the device as a present this year, new research has shown.
Of those sold 92 per cent were Kindle products, produced by global e-tail giant Amazon, according to a recent survey conducted by research firm YouGov and published today, making it the most popular technology gift of Christmas 2011.