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 European Commission has released a new raft of proposals
for copyright reform as part of its Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy,
with one clause suggesting that authors should have the opportunity to
renegotiate contracts where renumeration is “disproportionately low”
relative to publishers’ revenues.
Virgin Books is publishing a new book from Guy Martin in
October entitled Worms
to Catch, about how "Britiain's favourite daredevil"
spent his free time in 2016 after he was forced him to take a
break from road racing.
Technologies involving big data analysis are becoming so cheap
to work with that academic publishers should be innovating in the area even
if they are unsure what they are looking to create, Sage's Ian Mulvany told
the Association of Learned and Professional Publishers conference.