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.
Official Pokémon publisher Scholastic has been
enjoying a surge of interest in licensing, while UK booksellers and
libraries are seizing the opportunity to convert wandering gamers into
new customers as the Pokémon Go craze takes hold of Britain.
Hodder & Stoughton has confirmed Boris Johnson's biography
"will not be published for the foreseeable future". Shakespeare: The Riddle of Genius had
been slated for publication in October, coinciding with the 400th
anniversary of Shakespeare's death, but, according to the Daily Mail, Johnson
"conceded he doesn’t have the time" to write it. Johnson, who spearheaded the campaign in favour of
Brexit, was made foreign secretary last week by new prime minister
Penguin Random House's former in-house television and film
development and production group, Random House Studio, has been
bought by FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), a worldwide
production and distribution company also owned by Bertelsmann.
Self-published novel One
Cold Night by Katia Lief is the bestselling crime novel of the
past five years on Kobo's UK platform, while Sherlock Holmes is the
favourite character from classic crime novels, the e-reading company has