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.
Penguin Random House achieved "stable" revenues of
€3.4bn in 2017, down 0.1% on previous year's revenues (also €3.4bn), with
negative exchange rate effects largely offset by portfolio effects, parent
company Bertelsmann has announced.
The Beijing International Book Fair announcement that it is to
launch a dedicated children’s stream to run alongside its main event has
underscored China’s burgeoning power in the international sector.
Four debut authors make up the female-dominated shortlist of
six for the 10th edition of the Swansea University International Dylan
Thomas Prize which celebrates the "brightest young writers in the