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.
"Publishers need to think beyond the book" to other
media such as YouTube and Snapchat, and ensure everything they do
has "the consumer at its heart”, m.d. of Penguin Random House
Children’s Francesca Dow has said.
Hachette UK has commemorated its first year housing all
seven publishing divisions under one roof on London's Victoria
Embankment by unveiling a large-scale mural at Carmelite House,
described as a "river of authors" to celebrate its past,
present and future.