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.
Revenues at HarperCollins have fallen by $20m (£16.10m) to
$389m (£313m) for the first fiscal quarter of 2017, although this decline
was partially offset by "the continued expansion of HarperCollins'
global footprint", the publisher's parent company News Corp has
The Italian government has launched an initiative giving
young adults a €500 "cultural bonus" on their
18th birthday to spend on "books, concert tickets, theatre
tickets, cinema tickets, museum visits, and trips to national parks".