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.
Sir Nicholas Serota is to become chairman of Arts Council
England in February 2017, leaving his post as Tate director after 28
years. Serota will take over the role from Sir Peter Bazalgette,
whose four-year term ends on 31st January.
Bookshops in the UK are being called on by one of China’s
largest bookstore chains, Zhejiang Xinhua, and an online journal devoted to
the book trade in China, Bookdao, to attend a global summit to tackle the
“threat” of online retailing.
Executives from Bonnier, Audible, Bookouture, HarperCollins,
Hachette, Storytel, Outsell, BookBeat, OUP, Ogilvy & Mather and
Mendeley are among more than 50 speakers who will address delegates at The Bookseller’s
FutureBook Conference in 2016, with the one-day event expanding to include
dedicated strands on the growing EdTech and AudioBook markets.