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, March 13, 2018
Latest news: Angry publishers debate OA monographs at IPG
Angry academic publishers held an emergency meeting at the IPG
spring conference yesterday to debate the Higher Education Council for
England's plan to demand that monographs be published Open Access
to qualify for the 2027 Research Excellence Framework, or REF.
Faber & Faber publisher Mitzi Angel is leaving the press
at the end of June to return to New York, where she will take up the role
of senior vice president and publisher at her former firm Farrar, Straus
and Giroux (FSG).
It is vital that publishers implement mobile strategies and
exploit data about audience, BBC media editor Amol Rajan has said, whilst
discussing the challenges facing organisations such as Facebook and
The entire political class has "sold out" on Brexit,
Ken Clarke MP has told delegates to the IPG Conference, as he
discussed the government's current "astonishing and complex"
task in negotiating a new relationship with the European Union and rest of
After a dearth of new entries in the Weekly E-Book Ranking a
week ago—the first time on record that no new titles hit the chart—the
latest ranking more than makes up for it. In total, 11 shiny new titles
entered the top 20.