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 parliament of the French-speaking Wallonia-Brussels region
of Belgium adopted a decree last week to allow publishers, authors or
importers to fix the retail prices for print and e-books starting on 1st
Independent bookshop The Book Hive has partnered with a local
coffee shop and launched a new weekly "detox reading" event
called Page Against the Machine designed to encourage more customers to
pick up a book.