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.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
London Book Fair 2016 was ‘a testament to publishing's twin pillars: optimism and indefatigability'
Dotti Irving from four - colman getty writes:
If you ever thought that the book was dead – and there are quite a few of you out there – you would have done well to visit the London Book Fair at Olympia earlier this month.
Olympia, drenched in sunshine for all five days of the fair, was positively humming with activity. Wherever you turned, deals were being struck, authors were being feted, glasses were being raised. As Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller commented, London 2016 was ‘a testament to publishing's twin pillars: optimism and indefatigability.’