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.
Self-published writers and digital only publishers will
continue to grow their share of the digital content market while
traditional publishers over-price e-books, according to early results of
the FutureBook Census, launched ahead of this year’s FutureBook Conference,
taking place on 2nd December.
Titles by Edmund de Waal and R J Palacio have been named as
the favourite of booksellers and their customers from the last decade. The Hare With Amber Eyes by de Waal (Vintage)
was named as booksellers' and readers' top title in the adult category,
by Palacio (Corgi Children’s) was the winner in the children’s category.
Crime writer Peter James has launched his own
"crime-hub" YouTube channel, Peter James TV, promising to
feature exclusive interviews with household names in
crime including RL Stine, Martina Cole and Paula Hawkins, as
well as behind the scenes research footage for his bestselling Roy Grace