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.
Philip Pullman’s La
Belle Sauvage (Penguin and David Fickling), the first
title in his His Dark Materials “equel” The Book of Dust, has crashed into
the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, according to Nielsen BookScan’s
Total Consumer Market.
Putting customer needs at the heart of your thinking, and
letting that drive the change, and pace of change, in your business is the
number one lesson for an academic publisher as it navigates the digital
transition, according to Brian A Napack, the newly appointed president and
c.e.o. of John Wiley.