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.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Rupert Murdoch's 'Fail-Wall' failing
Book2Book, 21 Oct 2010
Figures have suggested that the great Rupert Murdoch pay-wall experiment is failing while the "open" Guardian website has increased revenues by 50%.
Circulation figures from ABC show that The Times and Sunday Times print sales fell 14.8% and 9.5% year-on-year respectively.