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.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Paramount Makes Deal for Godfather Prequel
Almost three months ago, Paramount Pictures sued Godfather author Mario Puzo's estate to halt publication of an unauthorized prequel, The Family Corleone. The book came out this week anyway. It turns out Puzo's son agreed "several weeks ago" to put all the book's profits in escrow until the publishing rights were squared away. But if "there’s an attraction to do a movie," Paramount's lawyer says, things may get extra-complicated.