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.
The chief executive of the Publishers Association (PA),
Stephen Lotinga, has called on UK authorities to confront
Amazon's book market dominance - an issue he said can no longer be left to
the European Commission to tackle in the wake of Brexit.
Children aged 9-16 spend as much time reading online as
reading print materials, although the number of young people reading books,
comics and magazines drops in the teenage years, according to a new report.
Vincent Monadé, president of the French National Book Centre
(Centre National du Livre, CNL), yesterday called for all institutions in
the book sector to join forces and prepare a common set of proposals for
books to present to candidates in the French presidential election.