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.
Booksellers are divided on whether David Walliams' The Midnight Gang
(HarperCollins) will hang on to the charts top spot through to Christmas or
whether a final surge from Five
on Brexit Island (Quercus) or even The GCHQ Puzzle Book (Michael
Joseph) will help one of them claim the festive Number One spot in their
Pearson is making its Learning Design Principles (LDPs)
publicly available under a creative commons license to "broaden the
conversation" on the learning principles that should form
the basis for educational products.
Book spend for libraries in England has fallen by £35m since
2005, while book lending to adults and children has declined by 36.5% and
21% respectively in the last five years, new analysis from
library campaigner and former Watersones' m.d. Tim Coates has revealed.