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.
Guinness World Records 2016 (Guinness World
Records) has taken the inside track for next week’s Official Christmas
Number One, grabbing the top spot from Mog’s
Christmas Calamity (HarperCollins Children’s), selling 51,189
copies for £430,236, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Ingram Content Group has bought Aer.io, a service that allows
publishers, retailers and authors to sell and fulfil print and digital
books directly to readers via their websites, blogs and social networks.
The International Publishers Association (IPA) has named Ben
Steward as its first director of communications and freedom to publish, in
a move designed to boost awareness of the IPA’s work, especially in
defending the right of publishers to publish and distribute works in
complete freedom, and in promoting copyright.