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 heated debate about the role of libraries in supporting the
publishing industry has broken out at the Inpress Publishing Festival, with
one publisher alleging libraries had "completely betrayed" the
International bestseller The
Hidden Life of Trees is to be translated into English for the
first time and published simultaneously by Greystone Books in the UK and
North America and by Black Inc books in Australia.
Digital publisher Bookouture is expanding its editorial team
by hiring Kirsty Greenwood as an associate publisher, promoting Keshini
Naidoo as a second associate publisher, and hiring Natasha Hodgson as an