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.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Roundup with PW including Follett Corp. Buys Baker & Taylor
In a major development in the publishing industry's wholesaling segment,
Follett Corp. has acquired Baker & Taylor for an undisclosed price. Follett
said B&T will continue to operate as before under the direction of its
current president and CEO George Coe. more Supreme
Court Rejects Google Books Appeal
The Supreme Court’s denial caps what has been a decade-long, defining legal
drama for publishing in the digital age. more »
'Good Omens' for
Television: Neil Gaiman, who co-authored 'Good Omens' with the
late Terry Pratchett, will adapt the novel for the small screen.
Dame Dench Named
Brontë President: Dame Judi Dench, who played Mrs. Fairfax in
the 2011 film adaptation of 'Jane Eyre,' will serve as honorary president of
England's Brontë Society.
Poetry: Two new poetic podcasts have launched recently,
providing an aural aide for celebrating National Poetry Month.