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.
UK printers have warned of rising paper prices, but say they
are experiencing a welcome return of business from domestic publishers
thanks to "rapid" advances in digital printing technology and
current exchange rates.
The creative industries need to make the most of the UK's
voice and influence in discussions over the digital single market and
copyright framework while it "still has a seat at the table", and
exploit the "major opportunities" of non-EU export
markets, representatives of the industries have said.
Chicken House m.d. Barry Cunningham, the man who acquired the
manuscript for J K Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in
the late 1990s, is selling his unique edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bardat