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 industry's biggest companies have shrugged off a
period relative stagnation and have began to grow dramatically. That
is one of the overriding trends of the Global Ranking of the Publishing
Industry, the annual Livres
Hebdo/Bookseller list of the industry’s biggest players.
A quarter of Caroline Sheldon's clients at The Caroline
Sheldon Literary Agency have been with her ever since she set the agency
up, it was revealed last night at a party at The Art Workers' Guild in
Queen Square, London, to celebrate the agency's 30th birthday.
Penguin Random House has been voted one of the top five media
companies to work for in the UK, according to anonymous employee
rating site Glassdoor, ahead of the BBC and Sky, and
the only book publisher to make the top 10.
Penguin Random House China revealed a host of new initiatives
and acquisitions during the Beijing International Book Fair, including the
launch of a new literary imprint and a partnership with Chongqing