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.
Waterstones’ commercial manager has urged staff to "be
there" for readers, to “put service first” and “truly engage with
customers” in response to the EU Referendum result because what booksellers
do "really, really matters".
A pilot scheme to help regional diversity in publishing has
launched to offer accommodation to those who live outside of
London and don’t have somewhere to stay during an internship or work
Actissia, which owned the Chapitre chain of 57 bookshops in
France that collapsed in 2013, is back on track, according to Adrian
Diaconu, who bought the company a year ago and took over as chairman in