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.
Joanne Harris has called on publishers to haul online pirates
through the courts and set a legal precedent after authors rallied against
website Ebooks Bike for allegedly allowing thousands of books to be
downloaded for free.
The number of children and young people who read every day and
the percentage of those who read for pleasure have declined, according to
research carried out by the National Literacy Trust for World Book Day.