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 Bookseller has acquired The British Book
Awards, also known as the Nibbies, from the estate of Publishing News
founder and editor Fred Newman. The deal means that in 2017 The Bookseller will
run a unified book awards event for the first time since 2004, when the
British Book Awards split into separate trade and book awards.
It was a happy festive finish for the UK trade with
£277.2m worth of books sold in the four weeks up to the 24th December
through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market, an 8.1% rise over the
same Christmas period in 2015.
The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards have pitted two Man
Booker winners against one another with Life of Pi
author Yann Martel and Julian Barnes both
shortlisted for its Fiction Book of the Year prize.
Academic and educational publisher Cambridge University Press
has appointed Brigitte Shull, most recently v.p. of Management, Business,
Economics and Political Science Publishing at Springer Nature, to the
newly-created role of senior vice president for Academic Publishing in