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.
Bookshops contribute £1.9bn to the UK economy every year
and pay 11 times more corporation tax than Amazon, according to
statistics published in a new report commissioned by the
The market for books, whether print or digital, should
remain flat in the next three to five years and then decline slightly
over the following decade, according to Arnaud Nourry, chairman and
c.e.o. of Hachette Livre.
The BBC will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry
Potter with “rarely seen documents from J K Rowling’s archives,
revealing her magical inspirations” in the run up to the British
Library’s exhibition next month.
Hachette Children's Group non-fiction imprint Wren &
Rook has signed a three-book deal with pop culture illustrator Eve
Lloyd Knight, with the first title celebrating the centenary of women
in the UK winning the right to vote.
Three novels by Ian McEwan - The Children Act
(2014), On Chesil
Beach (2007) and The
Child in Time (1987), all published by Vintage - are set to
hit screens in the coming weeks as film and