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 Society of Authors chief executive Nicola Solomon has
called on publishers to adhere to a seven-step plan to ensure that special
sales or “ultra-high” discounted sales do not damage authors’ overall
earnings or the market for full-price sales.
Following a swell of public support, Iranian children’s
illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi has been granted a visa to enter the UK
with just days to go before he is due to attend Edinburgh International
John Murray's gamble on an acquiring editor's first signing
has paid off after part-time bookseller Fiona Mozley's unpublished
made her the youngest author on 2017's Man Booker Prize longlist.
Jo Greig, previously international marketing director and
western European sales director at Macmillan Education, has been appointed
sales and marketing director at Bristol University Press and its imprint