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.
Pearson retained its position as the biggest publisher in the
world for the eighth consecutive year in the Global Ranking of the
Publishing Industry 2016 which, despite the number one publisher’s slump,
also showed ongoing growth of the top end of the list.
The German Publishers and Booksellers Association has joined
with freedom of speech organistations to launch an online petition calling
on the German government and EU Commission to make an “uncompromising
commitment” to freedom of expression in Turkey.
National Poetry Day this year will see community groups come
together for a "mass outbreak of verse" on Thursday 6th October,
when railway stations, coffee shops, police forces, schoolchildren and
scientists all rise to the challenge to “say it with a poem”.