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.
Bloomsbury’s total revenues were up 19% to £62.7m for the six
months ending 31st August 2016, which is “in line with management’s
expectations”, though the company expects sales to be “significantly
second-half weighted” due to Christmas sales and October being the
"peak period" for academic book sales.
Mobile e-book start-up Ether Books is to be sold after its
founders decided that it needed fresh investment to develop the service out
of beta. It is now looking to sell the business to a publisher or other
book industry company.
Publisher David Campbell celebrated the 25th anniversary of
the revival of hardback imprint Everyman's Library at Spencer House in St
James Place, in the presence of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
DK is attending MCM London Comic Con this weekend
to showcase its collection of Star Wars, Marvel, DC Comics and
LEGO titles - and, as the official sponsor of the Kid
Zone, will be offering children the chance to take part
in LEGO activities and challenges.