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.
Independent publishers are rejoicing at the news they are
bucking the market trend, with their sales up 2.7% to £511.4m compared
to just 0.2% growth in the wider market, as the annual Independent
Publishers Guild Spring Conference gets underway in Oxfordshire.