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 children's print book market is on course for an 11.7%
increase to a full year value of £394m this year if sales continue at the
same pace - making 2016 the biggest year for children's books for the third
year in a row.
Amazon is children's favourite online retailer, statistics
from kids marketing platform SuperAwesome have revealed, with 54% of girls
and 47% of boys, aged between 7 and 9 years old favouring the online giant.