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.
Independent bookshops have reported robust Christmas trading,
with 72% saying sales increased on last year, reflecting a buoyant market
for indie bookshops amid the best Christmas for physical book sales in five
Around The World in 8 Hours, London Book Fair’s virtual
conference which tracks key trends in the global publishing industry, will
return later this month. Building on the inaugural edition launched last year which
engaged more than 900,000 people on Twitter, the conference will bring
leading publishers from five continents together for a day of discussion
and debate on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and webcasts.