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.
A host of writers and artists, including crime writer Ann
Cleeves, poet Roger McGough and author/illustrator Nick Sharratt, will join
local library communities in a week of special activities leading up to
National Libraries Day on Saturday 6th February.
Cambridge University Press is cutting 45 editorial and
production roles out of its English Language Teaching
division in Cambridge, asking staff to move to "other Press
publishing centres outside the UK".
The latest report from the Association of American Publishers
has revealed adult book revenues in the US shot up 2.9% for the first
three quarters of 2015 - and up more than 7% in September - while
children's and YA takings for the period dipped slightly.