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.
Print sales in the UK in the first six months of 2016 rocketed
up 9.3% year on year to £644.9m, the market’s biggest half-year percentage
rise in 14 years, and the second-largest jump since Nielsen BookScan
full-market data began in 2001.
SAGE will work to resist any funding cuts to social science
research, which is all the more important at a time of "post truth
politics", global publishing director Ziyad Marar said at the
publisher's summer party.