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.
Another record year for the children’s sector in revenue
terms, led by Middle Grade fiction from burgeoning brand David Walliams and
dependable diarist Jeff Kinney, underpinned the print market’s continued
growth in 2016 .
Campaigns for Bruno Vincent's Enid Blyton for Grown Ups
series (Quercus), Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent (Serpent's
by L.S. Hilton (Bonnier Zaffre), The
Girls by debut author Emma Cline (Vintage) and the
autobiography of olympic cyclists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny
(Michael O'Mara) are among those shortlisted for the Publishers
Publicity Circle's annual awards, celebrating the best PR
campaigns of the last 12 months.
Penguin Random House US has appointed two
London-based UK sales executives, Thomas Glover and Samuel Bonner, formerly
at Amberley Publishing and Titan Books, respectively, to grow sales of
its US titles in the UK.