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.
Pearson intends to sell its 47% stake in Penguin Random House
and will be issuing an "exit notice" to its joint venture
partner Bertelsmann, which holds a majority 53% stake in the group.
Bertelsmann has responded by saying it is "open" to increasing
its share in Penguin Random House if the "financial terms are
The Publishers Association (PA) and the Independent Publishers
Guild (IPG) have welcomed prime minister Theresa May's speech
yesterday (17th January) confirming the UK will be leaving the single
Cheltenham Festivals is restructuring its business to make
cost savings, resulting in job consultations and the departure of
literature festival director Antonia Byatt after less than a year in the