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 “medium term recovery” of Connect Books is "on
track", with sales to online and brick and mortar stores up in the
last six months. However, the wholesaler also said the UK library market
remains challenging, with sales down 12%, and as a consequence it has
integrated its public and academic library arms.