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 London Book Fair, which runs next month (12th–14th April)
is getting “more significant all the time”, with the British event still
very much a place where deals are cut, publishers have told The Bookseller.
The most extensive survey of authors' "economic and
social conditions" ever conducted in France has shown that fewer than
10% of the estimated 101,600 authors in France earned most of their living
from their work in 2013, the most recent year of available data.