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.
Bertelsmann has reported a year-on-year rise in group revenues
in its first quarter to €3.95bn (2015: €3.92bn), with organic growth at
2.7% with operating EBITDA up 8% to €500m (2015: €463m) and group
profit up by nearly 30% to €185m (2015: €143m).
Yellow Jersey Press has appointed self-confessed sports
"fanatic" Tim Broughton, currently marketing director at Michael
Joseph, to the role of editorial director. Broughton joins
the Vintage literary sports imprint in August.
Crime fiction convention CrimeFest has teamed up with
publishers, including Headline, Head of Zeus and Orion, as well as authors
and libraries, to give away 1,000 crime novels for free ahead of the crime