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  • Reed extends Harcourt offer

    <p>Reed Elsevier, the Anglo-Dutch conglomerate, has been forced to extend its offer to shareholders of Harcourt Brace for a second time because it is still... Read more

  • Barker buys independent bookshop

    <p>Richard Barker, former managing director of Blackwell Retail, has bought V&amp;G Books, the independent bookshop based in Gerrards Cross. </p><p>The shop will be renamed The... Read more

  • Cash-strapped Libro fights for survival

    <p>Austrian bookseller Libro is fighting an increasingly desperate battle forsurvival. The company needs an instant cash injection of at least Sch350m(&#163;16m) to avoid insolvency, but... Read more

  • BDL's collapse squeezes Westzone

    <p>Illustrated publisher Westzone Publishing is facing severe cashflow difficulties following the collapse of Bailey Distribution (BDL) in February. It is believed that the company has... Read more

  • Political parties court book trade vote

    <p>The three main political parties have responded to questions posed by TheBookseller on issues affecting the UK book trade. The four questions coveredschool book provision,... Read more

  • Poetry publishers question Signature expansion

    <p>Signature Books Representation, the Arts Council-funded sales force for poetry and literary presses, has come under fire for agreeing to represent the more mainstream lists... Read more

  • Waterstone's launches new magazine

    <p>The first issue of Waterstone's new customer magazine Books Quarterly will go on sale in the chain's 205 branches tomorrow (25th May). The large-format glossy... Read more

  • Chains battle over Fowl reprint

    <p>Penguin is printing a further 20,000 special paperback editions of Eoin Colfer's "Artemis Fowl" for W H Smith. The reprint of the cut-price edition of... Read more

  • BDL dispute ongoing

    <p> Creditors of the defunct Bailey Distribution Ltd (BDL) have been advised to take legal advice over the disputed ownership of the former distributor's book... Read more

  • WHS/HH initiative draws fire

    <p> Rival publishers have expressed concern that a joint initiative by Hodder Headline and W H Smith Travel represents a further erosion of the so-called... Read more

  • Buyers must get 'right skills'

    <p> Richard Lewis and Joel Rickett</p><p> Waterstone's staff will not be allowed to buy in new titles until they have accrued considerable shopfloor experience, after... Read more

  • Brother steps in at Holtzbrinck

    <p> Germany: Anja Sieg</p><p> Stefan von Holtzbrinck, 37, has taken over as chief executive of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, the German owner of Macmillan. He... Read more

  • Revamp at France Loisirs

    <p> France: Barbara Casassus</p><p> In an attempt to shed its old-fashioned image and bolster membership, France Loisirs, the leading French book club, has undergone a... Read more

  • Send The Light celebrates Word UK acquisition

    <p> The Christian publisher, distributor and retailer Send The Light is to buy Word Entertainment UK from its New York-based parent company Gaylord Entertainment.</p><p> Word... Read more

  • Sales leap at acquisitive Chrysalis Books

    <p> Chrysalis Media, the division of the Chrysalis Group that includes its book publishing interests, reported a 28% leap in sales to &#163;20.3m in the... Read more

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