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.
Jojo Moyes’ Still
Me (Penguin) has soared into the UK Official Top 50 number
one spot, scoring the highest number one single-week volume since Joe
Wicks’ Veggie Lean in 15
(Bluebird) in the first week of 2019.
Exhibition management company AMK Book Services has put
emergency procedures in place to ensure publishers can ship all their
equipment back to the UK from the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in the
event of a no deal Brexit.
Penguin Random House's longtime art director John Hamilton
has died aged 55, the publisher has confirmed, with chief executive Tom
Weldon paying tribute to his "incredible spirit" which
"helped define" PRH.
Lonely Planet has appointed Luis Cabrera as president and
c.e.o. and revealed a new strategy which will “reinvigorate” its
digital properties and launch ventures such as festivals, tours and a
HQ will publish “a warm, witty, honest, and accessible”
account of writer and comedian Katy Brand’s life-long obsession with
"Dirty Dancing", I
Carried a Watermelon, billed as part-memoir, part homage
to the 1987 film.