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.
A percentage of sales from the new edition of J K Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find
Them (Bloomsbury), as well as Hogwarts Library Books: Quidditch through the Ages,
will be donated Comic Relief as part of Red Nose Day next year.
Start-ups behind the world’s largest video library for
education, an online classroom wall, and an online tutoring resource, are
among the six businesses that will take part in a live pitch off at the
EdTech for Publishers Conference.
Chinese publishers are rushing to capitalise on the growth in
the country’s children’s books market, with book sales data company Open
Book citing a 15% year-on-year rise in value terms in 2016 to date,
following double-digit surges in recent years.
Publishers should seek to partner with top-performing
multi-academy trusts (MATs) on new product development or risk being
bypassed, the Publishers Association's education conference heard on Friday
The bodies representing European publishers and booksellers
have called for the immediate release of eminent Turkish novelist and human
rights activist Aslı Erdoğan and linguist Necmiye Alpay after they were
rearrested on Wednesday (23 November), and charged with 'membership of a
The Publishers Association is launching a new
campaign, The Textbook Challenge, after an independent survey found
that 63% of primary and secondary teachers in English schools could be
"making more use of textbooks" - while one in five don’t use
them at all.