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.
Penguin Random House had global revenues of £32m in the first
half of 2016 compared with £24m in the first half of 2015, displaying
underlying growth of 25% and headline growth of 33%, according to Pearson's
half-year results. Constant exchange rate (CER) growth came in at 25%.
Independent publishers say being longlisted for the
"game-changing" Man Booker Prize has drastically increased demand
for their books, and has come at a particularly good time because of Brexit
It is a solid two months for Jojo Moyes at the top of The Bookseller's
Weekly E-ranking as After
You claimed its third consecutive number one, following on
from Me Before You's
five straight weeks atop the list.