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.
Sales of spoof humour books helped W H Smith to achieve a
“strong” performance over its Christmas trading period, with the company’s
chief executive Stephen Clarke saying that group profit growth for the year
is now “slightly ahead of plan”.
Jonathan Cape is publishing novelist Howard Jacobson's
retort to Donald Trump's US presidential victory in a
"ferociously funny" fairy tale for grown-ups, telling the story
of how boastful dunce becomes the leader of the free world.
John Maynard Keynes’ The
General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (Palgrave
Macmillan), a book about economic policy, is the academic book that has
most influenced modern Britain, according to a public vote.
Pearson Education, Cengage Learning and McGraw Hill have
subpoenaed Amazon to reveal the names and financial accounts of online
vendors who are allegedly selling low-cost pirated copies of the
publishers’ books via the Amazon marketplace site.