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.
Booksellers are predicting a bumper end to 2018 as the week
before Christmas sees strong sales, with Waterstones “sitting very
handily”, according to c.e.o. James Daunt as he warned snow could
"unravel" a successful month.
The Society of Authors (SoA) has responded to Arts
Council England’s consultation on its future strategy, saying it would like
ACE to do more to increase diversity in the arts, secure the future of
the library service and ensure that young people from all backgrounds can
engage in cultural activity.
The Civil Society of French Language Editors (SCELF)
and the Institut Français have teamed up to create a new event, 'Shoot the
Book! Rendez-Vous', billed as "the first international meetings corner
between publishing and audiovisual in Cannes".