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.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Latest news overnight from The Bookseller including new bookshops open selling hats and ale
Pearson is reportedly exploring the sale of
its cloud-based business, GlobalEnglish Corp, less than four
years after buying it, according to Sky News. The report comes ahead
of Pearson's a.g.m, where a segment of Pearson's shareholders
are demanding change in the business's trajectory under c.e.o. John
Secondary school pupils are far less interested in reading
than children at primary school, with only 40% of 14-16 year-olds saying
they enjoy reading compared with more than 70% of 8-11 year-olds, according
to a new National Literacy Trust (NLT) report.
Iain Pears’ Arcadia
(Faber & Faber), a story that can be read either as a print book or an
app, is in contention for this year’s Arthur C Clarke award for science
fiction, along with novels by authors such as Becky Chambers and Nnedi