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 publication of new guidelines on internships has been
hailed as a “very positive” step in improving accessibility and diversity
in the industry, as figures in the trade slam unpaid work as "morally
wrong" and of earning the industry a "poor reputation".
Orion has made a number of promotions across its
editorial, publicity, marketing, sales and
rights departments, including the promotion of Olivia Morris
to editorial director for Seven Dials and Orion Spring.
Matthew Todd, Bantam author and award-winning editorial
director of gay magazine Attitude, is
among the six authors shortlisted for the Polari First Book
Prize, awarded annually to a writer whose first book (whether
poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction) explores what it is to