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 revitalised bricks and mortar offer, new routes to readers
and healthy exports are among the key elements that combined to create “a
new landscape” for the trade in 2015, with publishers saying last year’s
market growth is sustainable—despite a drop in digital sales.
The children’s book industry will continue to see demand for
beautiful print books and diverse stories in 2016, and the market for Young
Adult titles by UK authors will go from strength to strength, according to
publishers and editors.