• Harrison joins Ed Victor agency

    <p> Nicholas Clee</p><p> A new version of the trend for publishers to become agents emerged this week with the news that Philippa Harrison,... Read more

  • Polygon's African lady detective is a word-of-mouth hit

    <p> Polygon, the literary imprint which changed hands from Edinburgh University Press to Birlinn last month, has an unexpected--and unlikely--hit on its hands. Alexander... Read more

  • Ottakar's pushes back the boundaries

    <p>Fast expansion at Ottakar's saw it add new retail space of 54,000 sq ft in the six months to 27th July, increasing sales by 11.3%... Read more

  • Macmillan announces Archer date

    <p>Macmillan has ended some of the speculation following its three-book deal with Jeffrey Archer by announcing that the imprisoned author's new novel will appear on... Read more

  • Vivendi confirms publishing sell-off

    <p>The future of Vivendi Universal Publishing was in the balance today (25th September) as parent Vivendi Universal weighed up three offers for the business. Jean-Rene... Read more

  • Publishers hit back at Booker judges

    <p>Publishers have reacted angrily to the claims made by the Man Booker prize judging panel that "pompous" books were submitted for the award while novels... Read more

  • Design and production rewarded

    <p>Routledge's innovative repackaging of its classic texts for the general trade has been recognised at the British Book Design and Production Awards 2002. The Routledge... Read more

  • Retros drive margin at Ottakar's

    <p>New retail space of 54,000 sq ft has helped to push up Ottakar's total sales by 11.3% to &#163;41.9m in the six months to 27th... Read more

  • Favourites lose out in Man Booker shortlist

    <p>There is no sign of bookies' favourites Howard Jacobson or Zadie Smith on this year's Man Booker shortlist. Instead the big names to reach the... Read more

  • ALPSP honours Davies

    <p>John Davies, formerly of the Publishers Association, has received a special award for services to publishing from the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.... Read more

  • Booth-Clibborn lives on

    <p>The business and some assets of art publisher Booth-Clibborn Editions (BCE) have been purchased from the receiver by Internos Books. Edward Booth-Clibborn, founder of BCE,... Read more

  • Harrison joins Ed Victor

    <p>Philippa Harrison, former chief executive and publisher of Little, Brown (now Time Warner Books UK), has joined the Ed Victor literary agency as editorial director.... Read more

  • BA backs Nielsen merger

    <p>The Booksellers Association has given its support to the merger of bibliographic and transaction agencies VNU-owned Whitaker Information Services (WIS) and Book Data. The BA... Read more

  • Women's pay falls behind

    <p>Women in publishing are being paid one-fifth less on average than their male counterparts. The gap emerged in a survey of more than 1,000 publishing... Read more

  • Concern as Securicor 'creaks'

    <p>Poor performance by parcel carriers has left booksellers waiting up to five days for next-day deliveries in the crucial first weeks of the autumn season.... Read more

Latest Jobs

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Into the Water
    by Paula Hawkins
  2. 2.
    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
    by Gail Honeyman
  3. 3.
    This is Going to Hurt
    by Adam Kay
  4. 4.
    The Good Daughter
    by Karin Slaughter
  5. 5.
    Dead If You Don't
    by Peter James
  6. 6.
    Two Kinds of Truth
    by Michael Connelly
  7. 7.
    The Midnight Line
    by Lee Child
  8. 8.
    A Legacy of Spies
    by John Le Carre
  9. 9.
    Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans
    by Liz Pichon
  10. 10.
    The Duchess
    by Danielle Steel
25th May 2018

Latest issue
view online or
subscribe now

Issue No 5781
Friday, May 25 2018

Back issues
available here