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.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Latest News from The Bookseller including Rowling, Donaldson and James enter Nielsen 'Bestseller Hall of Fame'
Pearson's c.e.o. John Fallon has been forced to defend his
position after admitting the company "got it wrong" last
year, resulting in revisions to its 2017 forecast and dividend,
and the withdrawal of its ambitious £800m profit target for 2018.
The late art critic John Berger's Ways of Seeing (Penguin
Modern Classics), first published in 1972, Edward Said’s 1978 study
Orientalism (also Penguin Modern Classics) and Germaine Greer’s 1970
feminist study The Female Eunuch (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) are
among the list of the 20 “academic books that shaped modern Britain”
unveiled for Academic Book Week next week.
Steve Bohme, research director at Nielsen Book Research UK and
Sophie Corcut from retail trends consultancy GDR Creative Intelligence will
keynote this year’s Quantum Conference at London Book Fair (LBF).