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.
Publishers are becoming increasingly concerned about Amazon’s
policing of territorial rights, with fears heightened by last year’s launch
of the Global Store, which enables customers in certain markets to obtain
products through their local Amazon store but sourced from Amazon stores
across the world.
Unseen material from J K Rowling and Bloomsbury’s personal
collections sit alongside artefacts from the British Library's
archives in the new Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition, which
Children’s laureate Lauren Child has called for kids to have
"more space to create" and warned about the negative impact
of social media on the younger generation whilst giving the annual
BookTrust lecture last night (19th October).