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.
Waterstones, Blackwell’s, Stanfords and independent
booksellers have all reported strong Christmas book sales, with titles such
as Five on Brexit Island
and the GCHQ Puzzle Book
proving hits with customers. Waterstones’ m.d James Daunt told The Bookseller that while the chain
hadn’t yet finalised its numbers, sales were up on last year after a
“nerve-wracking” final week before Christmas.
Stripes, an imprint of the Little Tiger Group, will this year
publish a BAME YA anthology of short stories by authors such as Patrice
Lawrence, Nikesh Shukla and Lemn Sissay, as well as several unpublished