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.
Publishers and agents say they are re-examining their roles
in light of political developments, saying “a lot of people are
going to have to decide what is important” following Donald Trump's US
North London retailer the Big Green Bookshop is tweeting out
every word of Harry
Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Bloomsbury) to broadcaster
Piers Morgan following his Twitter spat with its author J K Rowling.
Sales of books included in Waterstones‘ Children’s Book of the
Month promotion in 2016 totalled 327,854 units through Nielsen
BookScan, demonstrating the retailer’s influence in shaping the market for
Middle Grade titles.