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.
The UK’s possible exit from the European Union, looking likely
to be the subject of a summer referendum, would be a disaster for the book
trade, according to industry figures such as Waterstones m.d. James Daunt,
Bonnier Publishing c.e.o. Richard Johnson and Alma Books m.d. Alessandro
Nosy Crow leads the nominations for the 10th annual
Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) Independent Publishing Awards 2016 with
five nominations, while Bloomsbury Publishing follows closely behind with
The UK has made "substantial progress" towards
ensuring Open Access publication of publicly funded research since the
Finch Report was published in 2012, according to an independent advisory
report to government.