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  • BBC sales dip without Delia

    <p>The absence of a new title from Delia Smith deflated sales at BBC Worldwide books division to &#163;27m for the year to end-March 2001, down... Read more

  • OFT review follows Reed clearance

    <p>Reed Elsevier has finally been given clearance by UK competition authorities to complete its acquisition of US publisher Harcourt General, but there may be trouble... Read more

  • StudentBookWorld.com seeks buyer

    <p>StudentBookWorld.com, a UK-based online bookseller targeting students, is to close on 15th August unless it can find a buyer for the operation. The company said... Read more

  • Penguin postpones MacArthur book

    <p>Penguin has postponed publication of Ellen MacArthur's book "Taking on the World", the account of her experiences competing in the round-the-world Vend... Read more

  • Amazon.co.uk in one-to-one with Carphone Warehouse

    <p>Amazon.co.uk has struck its first co-branded partnership deal in the UK. The e-tailer has signed a deal with Carphone Warehouse to sell pre-pay mobile phones... Read more

  • Bertelsmann expands board

    <p>Bertelsmann, the German media group that owns Random House, BCA and Bol.com in the UK, has expanded its supervisory board to accommodate new shareholder Group... Read more

  • Macmillan poaches Patterson

    <p>Macmillan has poached international thriller writer Richard North Patterson from Random House. Pan Macmillan has bought UK and Australian rights for Patterson's next two books... Read more

  • Blake announces Dando book

    <p>Blake Publishing is once again preparing to run the gauntlet of controversy by publishing a book on Barry George, the man convicted yesterday (Monday) of... Read more

  • Wilson-Fletcher joins Hodder

    <p>Honor Wilson-Fletcher, latterly books product manager at Bol.com, is to join Hodder Children's Books as marketing and publicity director. She will succeed Andrea Reece, who... Read more

  • Jarrold picks up Pitkin

    <p>Jarrold Publishing, part of the 230-year-old Norwich-based Jarrold group, has acquired for an undisclosed sum rival guidebook publisher Pitkin Unichrome. The deal was completed last... Read more

  • Gullane pays &#163;45.5m for Guinness

    <p>Gullane Entertainment, the owner of Thomas the Tank Engine and Captain Pugwash, has made a &#163;45.5m cash offer for Guinness World Records. The figure represents... Read more

  • Waterstone's soothes budget fears

    <p>Waterstone's has reassured publishers that there has been no reduction in budgets after claims that as little as &#163;75 a month had been allocated to... Read more

  • MBO at Curtis Brown

    <p>Reports of a rancorous split at literary agent Curtis Brown have been vigorously denied by group managing director Jonathan Lloyd. He also confirmed that "amicable"... Read more

  • Bloomsbury beats forecasts

    <p>Shares in Bloomsbury, publisher of the Harry Potter books, leapt more than 6% in early trading today after the group said that its business was... Read more

  • Compelling offer from eBookMan

    <p>Franklin Electronic Publishers, the company behind the digital hand-held book known as eBookMan, has signed a deal with Reciprocal which could make it easier for... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Pinch of Nom Comfort Food
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
  2. 2.
    It Ends With Us
    by Colleen Hoover
  3. 3.
    The Sanatorium
    by Sarah Pearse
  4. 4.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  5. 5.
    Both of You
    by Adele Parks
  6. 6.
    Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?
    by Dr Julie Smith
  7. 7.
    Rabbit Hole
    by Mark Billingham
  8. 8.
    Slimming Eats
    by Siobhan Wightman
  9. 9.
    Fast 800 Keto
    by Dr Michael Mosley
  10. 10.
    Reminders of Him
    by Colleen Hoover
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