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.
The surprise announcement that Ian Hudson is to relinquish his
existing roles at PRH to head its DK reference division has prompted a
mixed response in the trade, with uncertainty over both the future of DK
within Penguin Random House and over how the shift of international
reporting lines to the US will impact PRH's approach to rights.
David Walliams captured his second consecutive UK number one
in a strong half-term week for the children’s sector, which also saw a
brace of vloggers and five Mr Men colouring books début in the top 50.
Transworld has signed a new contract with international
bestselling writer Lee Child for three further thrillers plus a volume
of short stories and a novella. New books in the deal will
feature maverick ex-military policeman Jack Reacher.