• Frugal schools hit Thornes gains

    <p> UK schools publisher Stanley Thornes, renamed Nelson Thornes in June, has said that it paid &pound;12m for the takeover of rival Thomas Nelson &amp;... Read more

  • Amazon rallies after results

    <p> A 121% leap in international sales helped post better-than-expected third-quarter results this week. The figures, which come after a disappointing second quarter, helped... Read more

  • Penguin wins the Frankfurt race

    <p> Penguin Press has emerged triumphant in the battle to buy UK rights to the book of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Brian Greene's The Fabric... Read more

  • Gardners reports 31% sales rise

    <p> Wholesaler Gardners has maintained its strong growth trend, substantially increasing sales and profits during its financial year to end-February 2000</p><p> Jonathan Little, Gardners managing... Read more

  • Grove/Atlantic buys Canongate

    <p> US-based publisher Grove/Atlantic has bought Scottish independent Canongate in an all-share deal that will bring the smaller publisher under Grove/Atlantic's wing.</p><p> Canongate will become... Read more

  • Booker nominee O'Doherty escapes 'Irish fatwa'

    <p> A county councillor in the Irish Republic who called for a "fatwa" to be issued on an Irish-born author shortlisted for the Booker Prize... Read more

  • Waterstone's pulls out stops

    <p> Waterstone's has appealed to branch managers for volunteers to help dispatch books at Bertrams. The notice was sent out last week as the chain... Read more

  • New magazine targets reading groups

    <p> Britain's burgeoning population of reading group members are to be targeted by a new magazine, newBooks.mag, launched on 23rd October by Guy Pringle, former... Read more

  • Publishing giants back pay-per-use Internet model

    <p> Publishing giants Random House, McGraw-Hill and Pearson have each given financial backing to Ebrary, a California-based dotcom which is to offer free view-only... Read more

  • Arnold targets nature titles

    <p> Arnold, the textbooks, journals and reference division of Hodder &amp; Stoughton, has acquired six health science journals from Macmillan's new Nature Publishing Group.</p><p>... Read more

  • Floods wreck southern shops

    <p> The owners of an independent bookshop in Lewes, forced from their business and home by heavily polluted floodwaters last week, fear their ordeal... Read more

  • Ken Webb launches new book format

    <p> A new novelty book format, the Bookube, has been launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The Bookube Company, chaired by Collins &amp; Brown... Read more

  • Book Tokens beefs up campaign

    <p> Book Tokens is to launch one of its biggest national promotional campaigns this Christmas to publicise book tokens to consumers.</p><p> A &pound;450,000... Read more

  • Campaigning stance at Frankfurt

    <p> The president of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association, Roland Ulmer, has used the opening ceremony of the Frankfurt Book Fair to attack... Read more

  • Marston dives into digital

    <p> Marston Book Services has become the latest distributor to offer digital fulfilment to clients following the acquisition of Lindsay Ross International, a little-known... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    A Song for the Dark Times
    by Ian Rankin
  2. 2.
    Because of You
    by Dawn French
  3. 3.
    The Mirror and the Light
    by Hilary Mantel
  4. 4.
    Shuggie Bain
    by Douglas Stuart
  5. 5.
    Daughters of Cornwall
    by Fern Britton
  6. 6.
    by Maggie O'Farrell
  7. 7.
    The Midnight Library
    by Matt Haig
  8. 8.
    The Power Of Hope
    by Kate Garraway
  9. 9.
    The Kingdom
    by Jo Nesbo
  10. 10.
    The Vanishing Half
    by Brit Bennett
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