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.
Sunday, May 08, 2016
Indies Understand What 'Labor of Love' Means
photo: Alan A. Church
"The independent booksellers mean the most to me--their unadulterated love for the written word, their respect for writers. These are the people who truly understand what 'labor of love' means, and this book has been a 58-plus-year labor of love. I'm thrilled to see ALL of the independent bookstores and adamantly refuse to choose one or two or three or four above the others. I wish I could go to them all--to meet and thank the people who keep alive the sensory experience of the printed word. I am in their debt--as both a reader and a writer."
--Elizabeth J. Church, author of May's #1 Indie Next List Pick The Atomic Weight of Love, in a q&a with Bookselling This Week