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.
Bonnier Zaffre has poached author Wilbur Smith from
HarperCollins in an eight-figure sterling deal, described as "one of
the biggest in publishing history" by Bonnier Publishing group chief
executive Richard Johnson.
There has been a delay to progress on the planned measure to
allow VAT on e-books to be reduced, after the members of the EU's Economic
and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) failed to reach an agreement on the