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 has committed to investing in aiding refugees
around the world, alongside 50 other global companies, in response to US
president Barack Obama's "Call to Action". Together the companies
have pledged a combined $650m.
E-book sales rose to 5% from 4% of French publishers’ turnover
last year, but are expected to fall sharply as a share of the total by
2020, according to the third annual survey carried out by consultants
Orion Publishing Group has promoted three members of
its Weidenfeld & Nicolson (W&N) non-fiction editorial
department, including senior editor Paul Murphy, who has moved up
to become editorial director.