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.
Exclusive bookshop editions, a Hachette author tour and
national comic workshops are among the festivities lined up for this year’s
Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) - a celebration of independent bookshops.
Internationally renowned pianist James Rhodes has
struck a two-book deal with Quercus, starting with a book that
will show how "anyone with two hands", and willing to
practice 45 minutes a day, can learn to play Bach's Prelude No. 1
in C Major in six weeks. He has previously been published by