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, August 28, 2015
E-book readers' guilty pleasures revealed
A newly published list of Amazon.co.uk’s biggest selling e-books of the year features psychological thrillers, misery memoirs and a healthy dose of Mills and Boon
The books people choose to download in private inlcude Mills and Boon, psychological thrillers and books by politiciansPhoto: Alamy
However, the books they choose to download to the privacy of their e-readers are a different story.
A newly published list of Amazon.co.uk’s biggest selling e-books of the year features psychological thrillers, misery memoirs, Mills and Boon and a book by the Tory MP Nadine Dorries, whose first work was memorably described by a Telegraph reviewer as “the worst novel I’ve read in 10 years”.
Notably, 18 of the top 20 authors were women, including thriller writers Angela Marsons, Fiona Neill and Rachel Abbott. More