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.
Waterstones is “moving in the right direction” but there is
still “much more work to do”, the chain’s managing director James Daunt has
said after the company significantly reduced its losses last year.
A mea culpa book written by former French president Nicolas
Sarkozy has shot to number one of the GfK/Livres Hebdo top 20 best-seller
list of fiction and non-fiction titles eight days after publication.
Bonnier Zaffre, the fiction division of Bonnier Publishing,
has made a number of changes at Piccadilly Press and Hot Key Books,
including promoting Emma Matthewson to publishing director of both