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  • Taylor to advise IPG

    <p>The Independent Publishers Guild has appointed Ian Taylor, former international director at the Publishers Association, as a consultant. Taylor will advise the IPG on the... Read more

  • WHS cuts loose Singapore

    <p>W H Smith is to sell its Singapore travel stores for S$800,000 (&#163;257,000) to TimesNewsLink Singapore, in its final exit from overseas retail operations. The... Read more

  • New Line takes first look at Chicken House

    <p>Children's publisher Chicken House has signed an exclusive first-look deal with New Line Cinema, producer of "The Lord of the Rings". It is the first... Read more

  • Quarto captures Castello-Cortes

    <p>Quarto Group has appointed Ian Costello-Cortes, former publishing director of Guinness World Records, as publisher of its Quintet operating unit. The move follows the recent... Read more

  • Times trials paperbacks at WHS

    <p>W H Smith, the Times and HarperCollins are to run a reading promotion this summer, offering paperbacks for 99p to customers buying the Times or... Read more

  • Stanfords sheds jobs for digital growth

    <p>Map and travel bookseller Stanfords has stripped out a layer of its management team. The move follows a &#163;1.5m refurbishment of its flagship London Long... Read more

  • Elleray to referee Bookseller Fives

    <p>David Elleray is to referee the cup final of The Bookseller Fives, the book industry five-a-side championship on 27th June. Elleray, one of the best-known... Read more

  • Returns project gathers pace

    <p>Random House Group is to automate returns processing at its giant distribution arm, in a further sign that the industry-wide initiative is gaining critical mass.... Read more

  • Random House takes Time Out

    <p>Tom Holman</p><p>Random House's Ebury division has signed a new publishing partnership with Time Out Guides. The new deal ends Time Out's 14-year relationship with Penguin.</p><p>RH... Read more

  • Booker in libraries

    <p>This year's Man Booker Prize will be promoted in public libraries through a new online initiative.</p><p>The project will enable library users to choose Booker-nominated titles... Read more

  • Supply hits Penguin sales

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Penguin's ongoing distribution backlog has badly hit sales for many booksellers over the past two weeks. The publisher has advised retailers to order titles... Read more

  • Warsaw plays host to brisk fair

    <p>Lynette Owen</p><p>The 49th Warsaw Book Fair took place in its traditional location in the Palace of Culture from 20th to 23rd May. Russia, as the... Read more

  • Amazon turns to Scotland for distribution

    <p>Amazon.co.uk is to open a second UK distribution centre, supported by a &#163;1.6m contribution from the Scottish Executive.</p><p>The new facility in Gourock, Inverclyde, is expected... Read more

  • Dawson grows UK library sales

    <p> UK sales at the book supply division of Dawson Holdings increased by 9% for the six months to end-March 2004, compared with the same... Read more

  • Sington takes stake in Virgin

    <p>A minority stake in Virgin Books has been acquired by Adrian Sington, co-founder of eSubstance and former head of Boxtree.</p><p>Mr Sington will become executive chairman... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Becoming
    by Michelle Obama
  2. 2.
    The Ice Monster
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  3. 3.
    Guinness World Records 2019
    by
  4. 4.
    The Meltdown
    by Jeff Kinney
  5. 5.
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz
    by Heather Morris
  6. 6.
    The Wonky Donkey
    by Craig Smith; Katz Cowley
  7. 7.
    Past Tense
    by Lee Child
  8. 8.
    Listening to the Animals
    by Noel Fitzpatrick
  9. 9.
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
    by J K Rowling
  10. 10.
    Private Eye Annual 2018
    by Hislop, Ian
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