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 and booksellers associations have expressed concern
over an e-lending ruling passed by the European Union which will see the
lending of digital books in public libraries treated the same as physical
books in "certain conditions". But the ruling has been welcomed
Crowdfunding publisher Unbound is to expand into the US next
year. The press, which was founded in 2011 by writers Dan Kieran, John
Mitchinson and Justin Pollard, is planning to hire US editors to source
Stateside projects as part of its global expansion.
The Folio Society took home three British Book Design &
Production Awards last night, including the ceremony’s top award, with a
string of smaller and niche operations also lauded for their bold
approaches to publishing.