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.
Industry leaders foresee a continued revival for high street
bookshops in 2016, more from the vloggers, strength in children's and
audio, and a renewed emphasis on diversity in the publishing workforce.
A report commissioned by the Society of Chief Librarians will
recommend a £20m investment in a “unified digital platform” for English
libraries. However this investment risks "losing sight" of the
immediate challenges facing libraries, campaigners have said.
Bloomsbury is to publish its own French-language translation
of Coup de foudre, nouvelle, a fictional rewrite of Dominique
Strauss-Kahn’s sexual assault scandal, as French publishers elected to turn
down translation rights to the book.