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  • High performer wins Diagram Prize

    <p> Readers of The Bookseller, or those who enjoy online voting, seem to have tastes in common with Finbarr Saunders, the double entendre enthusiast from... Read more

  • Smarties sings to new tune

    <p> J K Rowling's decision to bow out of the N&eacute;stle Smarties Book Prize ensured the victory of another d&eacute;but author's first title in a... Read more

  • Publishers protest to OFT

    <p> More than 600 small and medium-size publishers have written a joint letter to the Office of Fair Trading, claiming that Waterstone's has abused its... Read more

  • Central News Agency fails to lure buyer

    <p> No buyers have emerged for the Central News Agency (CNA), the 360-branch South African mixed multiple retailer that was put on the market... Read more

  • Sales growth at Borders Group

    <p> Borders Group international division, dominated by Borders and Books Etc in the UK, reported an increase in sales and losses for the third... Read more

  • HC's e-novel plan foiled

    <p> HarperCollins' plans to pip BBC Worldwide to the post and be the first large UK publisher to release a mainstream e-book have been... Read more

  • UK publishers slammed for late delivery

    <p> British publishers came under heavy fire from French English-language bookshop managers last week for late book deliveries, mangled packaging, expensive transportation costs and... Read more

  • Book People still on the up

    <p> The Book People has reported double-digit sales growth for the third consecutive year, with sales up 27% to &pound;45m in 1999. But profits... Read more

  • Sales jobs go at HarperCollins

    <p> HarperCollins UK has eliminated a whole level of senior management from its sales force, the publisher revealed this week.</p><p> In the first... Read more

  • Waterstone's in terms U-turn

    <p> Waterstone's was accused of "back-tracking" after opening negotiations with a number of small publishers about its demand for standard terms of 50% discount... Read more

  • Smooth succession at Transworld

    <p> Transworld managing director and chief executive officer Mark Barty-King, or "Captain Marvel" as he is affectionately known to colleagues, is to step down... Read more

  • The future is in lifestyle shops

    <p> Ottakar's is to expand its offer from books to "retail entertainment", managing director James Heneage has announced. Non-book products with a learning theme,... Read more

  • Chains to 'redefine' the rep

    <p> Ottakar's is to redefine the role of sales reps and slash the frequency of branch visits from next year, it has been announced.... Read more

  • Oz margins under pressure

    <p> Price transparency is becoming an important issue in the Australian tertiary education textbook market, according to a report by the Publishers Association.</p><p> The... Read more

  • Marshall bought by toys group

    <p> The board of MediaKey has unanimously accepted an all-share bid by Just Group, which values the company at &pound;7.3m. Marshall Editions, the MediaKey-owned book... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    A Promised Land
    by Barack Obama
  2. 2.
    Code Name Bananas
    by Walliams, David
  3. 3.
    The Ickabog
    by Rowling, J.K.
  4. 4.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  5. 5.
    Guinness World Records 2021
    by Guinness World Records
  6. 6.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  7. 7.
    The Deep End
    by Kinney, Jeff
  8. 8.
    The Sentinel
    by Lee & Andrew Child
  9. 9.
    Cook, Eat, Repeat
    by Nigella Lawson
  10. 10.
    Find Them Dead
    by Peter James
27th November 2020

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