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  • Potter adds another million

    <p>J K Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" sold close to a million copies last week, data issued by Nielsen BookScan reveals.... Read more

  • Waterstone's stays tight

    <p>Waterstone's has improved its operating margin and driven up stock turn, while sales at the HMV-owned chain have remained flat. Total sales were &#163;406.2m, down... Read more

  • Macmillan Ed staff on strike

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p>A third of staff at Macmillan Education in Oxford were out on strike as The Bookseller went to press on Wednesday, after talks over... Read more

  • Scholastic shapes education

    <p>Scholastic has cut its team of editorial directors for educational publishing from three to one in its latest phase of restructuring.</p><p>Jane Morgan, formerly editorial director... Read more

  • Big Read sparks sales lift

    <p>Tom Holman</p><p>The BBC's Big Read has had a big impact on book sales since the unveiling of the top 100 titles on 17th May.</p><p>Nielsen BookScan... Read more

  • Continuum sells lists to Thomson

    <p>Continuum International Publishing has sold its business, tourism and economics lists to Thomson Corp in a bid to focus further on its core subject areas... Read more

  • Edmonds to build Ottakar's own b

    <p>Ottakar's has lured Graham Edmonds of W H Smith to become its new product development director. Edmonds, who is currently WHS category controller for children's... Read more

  • Field heads John Smith&amp;Son

    <p>Terry Field is the new managing director of John Smith&amp;Son, the 27-branch academic and professional bookseller. He succeeds Willie Anderson, who becomes deputy chairman. Field,... Read more

  • Scholastic shapes education

    <p>Scholastic has cut its team of editorial directors for educational publishing from three to one in its latest phase of restructuring. Jane Morgan, formerly editorial... Read more

  • Weidenfeld and DK scoop Aventis

    <p>This year's Aventis General Prize for science books was won last night by Chris McManus for "Right Hand, Left Hand: The Origins of Asymmetry" (Weidenfeld&amp;Nicolson,... Read more

  • Harry sweeps all before him

    <p>Bloomsbury this week rushed through a second print run of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix after launch sales smashed all records. As... Read more

  • With a French accent

    <p>In March this year Octopus launched a new imprint, Hachette Illustrated, to publish books from its owner, French publisher Hachette, into the UK market. </p><p>Headed... Read more

  • Wiley buys to grow

    <p>John Wiley&amp;Sons, the general trade, professional and STM publishing group, has reported double digit sales growth driven primarily by acquisition.</p><p>Its UK subsidiary in Chichester, part... Read more

  • Phoenix rises across the world

    <p>The simultaneous launch of Harry Potter 5 in 150 countries worked magic for booksellers --but the UK was not the only country to see discount... Read more

  • Bloomsbury plaudit

    <p>Well done Bloomsbury. As far as this shop was concerned you brought a lot of fun back into bookselling. We were expecting to be busy... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Origin
    by Dan Brown
  2. 2.
    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
    by Gail Honeyman
  3. 3.
    This is Going to Hurt
    by Adam Kay
  4. 4.
    End Game
    by David Baldacci
  5. 5.
    I'll Keep You Safe
    by Peter May
  6. 6.
    Ready Player One
    by Cline, Ernest
  7. 7.
    Jamie Cooks Italy
    by Jamie Oliver
  8. 8.
    The People vs Alex Cross
    by James Patterson
  9. 9.
    The Love Letter
    by Lucinda Riley
  10. 10.
    Last Letter Home
    by Rachel Hore
The Bookseller 17th August 2018

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