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.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
'The Real Value of Physical Books and Physical Bookshops'
"I hope that the two already magnificent publishing houses can become greater than the sum of their parts. I hope they recognize the real value that physical books and physical bookshops bring to the long-term health of our trade."
--Patrick Neale, president of the U.K.'s Booksellers Association and co-owner of Jaffe & Neale Bookshop and Cafe, Chipping Norton, in a Bookseller article that asked a range of industry insiders what the new management team forged from the Penguin Random House merger should do.