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.
Comic book publishers have slammed the recent comments made by
a Marvel executive who blamed the inclusion of more diverse and female
characters for its declining sales as “ill-judged” and “a load of rubbish”.
Ian Nathan’s Inside
the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (HarperCollins)
has soared into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, displacing Mary Berry Everyday (BBC)
atop both the overall and Hardback Non-Fiction charts.
Ada Igwebu and Connor Faulkner have been offered places by
Blake Friedmann on its inaugural Carole Blake Open Doors Project, a
programme encouraging candidates from diverse backgrounds to enter the
Independent business and management publisher Kogan Page
has won a contract with the CIPD, the professional body for
HR and people development, to take responsibility for all of
its academic and professional book publishing.