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.
A paper published today by the All Party Parliamentary Group
on Publishing (APPG) is calling on government to keep barriers on
trade "at an absolute minimum" for books during negotiations to
leave the European Union - whatever trade-off is offered to impose them.
A class action complaint has been filed against Pearson in the
US on grounds of over-optimism for its financial projections, relating to
revisions to the education company's 2017 forecast and the retraction
of its ambitious £800m profit target for 2018.
Fnac Darty, the French books, music and electrical products
chain that merged last year, has reported “very solid” results and strong
growth for 2016, bringing forward the targeted savings of €30m euros from
synergies by a year to the end of 2018.