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.
UK sales of translated fiction represented 5% of all print
fiction sales in 2015, a 96% rise in volume from the translated market's
2001 sales figures, according to statistics from Nielsen Book. A report
into the translated fiction market was commissioned by the Man Booker
International Prize, with Nielsen Book examining and coding data on
physical book sales between 2001 and April 2016.
A memoir by the father of Scientology leader David Miscavige
sold just under 500 copies in two days this week, according to Silvertail
publisher Humfrey Hunter, who pressed ahead with publication despite a
warning of legal action.