• Octopus' Internet arm is cut back

    <p> Illustrated publisher Octopus Publishing has scaled back the Internet operation it launched last January, cutting staff numbers at from 20 to five. Octopus... Read more

  • Tim "retired" by HMV Media

    <p> HMV Media, parent company of Waterstone's, has announced the "retirement" of Tim Waterstone as the group's non-executive chairman. The news will surprise no-one,... Read more

  • Fears over Thin's &#163;150k cuts

    <p> Scottish bookselling chain James Thin has announced a sweeping head office restructure, at both director and management level, in an attempt to save &#163;150,000.... Read more

  • Foyles ends a 'sorry episode'

    <p> Foyles expects to draw its fraud litigation to a close within a fortnight, the Charing Cross independent said this week. Foyles said it had... Read more

  • Fewer buyers, higher spends

    <p> Bertelsmann, owner of the Random House Group comprising Random House and Transworld, was the largest publisher in the General Retail Market in 2000, according... Read more

  • BBC Booker boost

    <p> The BBC and the organisers of the Booker Prize are believed to be on the verge of signing a deal to boost media coverage... Read more

  • WBD/Organ photo competition

    <p> Calling all budding book trade David Baileys: The Bookseller is to run a competition, entitled "My World Book Day", for the photograph that best... Read more

  • Bailey creditors seek ring-fence

    <p> Bailey Distribution (BDL) creditors have unanimously agreed to fund the stock removal and debt collection activities of its liquidators, following the collapse of the... Read more

  • Relief as CNA sale to Gordon Kay confirmed

    <p> The sale of the Central News Agency has been greeted with relief by South African publishers after months of uncertainty and rumours of possible... Read more

  • Quarto ditches online arm as sales fall

    <p> Quarto Group has blamed the strength of sterling for a dramatic slowdown in coedition sales to Europe. They tumbled by 36% to &#163;9.3m during... Read more

  • Copyright compromise intact

    <p> The European Parliament appears to have resisted siren calls from lobbyists to unstitch the compromise struck last year in the EU Council of Ministers... Read more

  • John Smith's 'gruesome' year

    <p> John Smith&amp;Son has reported flat sales in its latest financial results, in what m.d. Willie Anderson described as a "gruesome year". Turnover remained at... Read more

  • GBG sold to Caxton Publishing

    <p> The Good Book Guide has been sold to Caxton Publishing for a sum thought to be about &#163;250,000. The deal, first reported last week... Read more

  • HC strikes with global e-list

    <p> HarperCollins has pipped its rivals to the post with the launch of the first trade e-book list from a large UK publisher.</p><p> The publisher... Read more

  • Holtzbrinck shows Macmillan sales rise

    <p> UK-based Holtzbrinck Publishers Holdings, which includes the activities of the Macmillan companies in the UK, has reported a stellar year in its latest results.</p><p>... Read more

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