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.
The Booksellers Association (BA) has called for the UK’s tax
system to be overhauled after it has emerged that Amazon UK Services
corporation tax bill halved last year despite its sales soaring past
£1bn for the first time.
Questions have been raised about whether it is advisable for
illustrators to sign away their copyright to authors and publishers after
it has emerged Tom Fletcher owns the copyright for the pictures in his
Iranian illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi has appeared at a special
celebratory event hosted by indie publisher Tiny Owl two weeks after the
British Embassy announced a u-turn on its decision not to allow him to
enter the UK.