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.
Waterstones is gearing up for the release of J K Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find
Them screenplay (Little, Brown Book Group) today (18th
November) to be its second biggest title of the year.
Eason is on track to retain its profitability this year, with
single-digit revenue growth, its c.e.o. Conor Whelan has told The Bookseller on the
eve of the all-important Christmas bookselling season. However, the chain’s
chief also warned of the potential impact Brexit could have on the
recovering company’s fortunes.
Little, Brown chairman Ursula Mackenzie yesterday (17th
November) celebrated her 35-year career with friends and colleagues at
Belvedere Restaurant in Holland Park, London, ahead of her
planned retirement at the end of 2016.