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  • Blackwell reveals cost of share purchase

    <p> Books and journals STM publisher Blackwell Science reported turnover from continuing operations of &pound;99.7m last year, up 2.7%, with its UK business performing... Read more

  • Andr&eacute; Deutsch snapped up by Carlton

    <p> Andr&eacute; Deutsch, the literary, sports and media publisher whose eponymous founder died earlier this year, has finally been snapped up by Carlton Books... Read more

  • WBD bid to broaden appeal

    <p> World Book Day will be targeted at adults, and young adults in particular, in a bid to widen its appeal, according to the... Read more

  • New Borders for Kingston

    <p> Borders will open a new superstore in Kingston upon Thames in south-west London next year.</p><p> The 28,000 sq ft store will occupy... Read more

  • Element legal battle looms

    <p> A legal battle over the future of the Element Books list looked likely this week after negotiations between the receiver, Arthur Andersen, and... Read more

  • Booker shortlist announced

    <p> Surprise candidates on the Booker Prize for Fiction 2000 shortlist, announced today, include a first novel by Welsh writer Trezza Azzopardi, and a... Read more

  • BBC in curriculum controversy

    <p> Educational publishers fear threat from government proposals for free digital learning materials</p><p> The BBC's plans for a "digital curriculum" have sparked controversy... Read more

  • Russian roulette

    <p> Lynette Owen on the Moscow Book Fair</p><p> A gloomy atmosphere in the wake of city-centre bombings, the loss of the Kursk and the fire... Read more

  • E-tailers set sites on children's books

    <p> Three of the UK's largest dedicated Internet retailers have launched children's book sites to increase sales this Christmas.</p><p> EToys, the giant US Internet children's... Read more

  • 'Difficult' half-year for C&amp;B

    <p> A &pound;500,000 investment in C&amp;B Publishing's Internet business IllustratedLibrary.com and a &pound;1.2m bad debt provision catapulted pretax losses at C&amp;B from &pound;55,000 to &pound;3m... Read more

  • Branson role grows at Virgin

    <p> Sir Richard Branson is to step up his involvement with Virgin Publishing following the departure of managing director Rob Shreeve for an Internet start-up.... Read more

  • DKFL closure sparks home market battle

    <p> Pearson's shock closure of Dorling Kindersley's Family Learning division has sparked a ferocious battle for share of the potentially lucrative home sales market.</p><p> The... Read more

  • Funding boost for Scottish publishers

    <p> Up to &pound;120,000 in refundable grants is on offer to Scottish publishers and record companies in a government-backed enterprise scheme. The Creative Industries Companies... Read more

  • Ottakar's stronger first half

    <p> Ottakar's predicted a better full-year performance than last, as it revealed strong like-for-like sales growth in the first half of 2000.</p><p> Sales at the... Read more

  • Another bad quarter for Waterstone's

    <p> Waterstone's suffered another like-for-like fall in sales, of 3.8% in its first quarter, blaming a lack of activity in the academic and schools sectors... Read more

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    Star Wars: Rogue One: Junior Novel
    by Matt Forbeck
  2. 2.
    Night School
    by Lee Child
  3. 3.
    The Kept Woman
    by Karin Slaughter
  4. 4.
    Daughters of Castle Deverill
    by Santa Montefiore
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    Peppa's Easter Egg Hunt
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    Magic
    by Danielle Steel
  7. 7.
    Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses
    by Carole Matthews
  8. 8.
    The Doorstep Child
    by Annie Murray
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    Die of Shame
    by Mark Billingham
  10. 10.
    The Coal Miner's Daughter
    by Maggie Hope
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