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 and Hachette have both earned more than
20 shortlistings in The
Bookseller's new-look 2017 British Book Awards, while Pan
Macmillan has notched a company-record 13 nominations across trade and book
Hachette and Penguin Random House have earned 11 shortlistings
each in the British Book Awards’ Books of the Year awards, with Pan
Macmillan garnering three nods and Faber and HarperCollins both winning two
Publishers and agents have noted an “upbeat” mood at
this year’s fair, with many saying that the publishing industry can play an
important role in helping people to navigate through or escape from the
prevailing turbulent political climate.
The European Commission ruling that led to Amazon pledging to
abolish its Most Favoured Nation clauses in contracts with publishers will
give it freedom to run more “innovative” promotions with rival companies,
Kobo’s c.e.o. Michael Tamblyn has told