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 need to acquire fewer Young Adult titles, publish
fewer "issue" books and invest more in marketing, trade figures
have said following the news that sales of YA titles through Nielsen
dropped by 21.5% in the UK in 2018.