• The Harry Potter giveaway

    <p>One can only but be amazed at the outstanding sales achieved by the latest Harry Potter and the delight that it has brought to millions... Read more

  • What hype?

    <p>Almost as many words have been written about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in the past week as copies of the novel... Read more

  • A record gap between sales and profits

    <p>When J K Rowling's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000) sold 372,775 hardback copies on publication, we thought that the record would be... Read more

  • Punch drunk on Potter mania

    <p>YOSSARIAN</p><p>The local independent bookstore owner, Gadfrey Heyward, pops in for his regular moan about chain bookshops, discounting, coffee etc. I'm a sucker for a good... Read more

  • Why you shouldn't give post to Hedwig

    <p>Horace Bent</p><p>The midnight launch of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix brought a little magic and fantasy into the lives of many children.... Read more

  • Puffin keep Madonna under wraps

    <p>The secrecy surrounding Madonna's forthcoming picture book, The English Roses (Puffin, 15th September, &#163;12.99, 0141380470), has left booksellers uncertain about their ordering decisions. It will... Read more

  • Greenhill teams with Chatham

    <p>Lionel Leventhal Ltd has acquired Trident Publishing, the company set up to run naval imprint Chatham. Leventhal will pair Chatham's catalogue of more than 100... Read more

  • McIntosh to steer libraries

    <p>The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has appointed Lord McIntosh as minister in charge of libraries. The move is part of a reshuffle of... Read more

  • London's Crime in Store to close

    <p>Crime in Store, the London specialist crime bookseller, is to close in mid-July after seven years of trading. Manager Geoffrey Bailey said the shop had... Read more

  • Borders to focus Manchester pres

    <p>Borders UK is to open a new 25,500 sq ft superstore at the Manchester Fort Shopping Park in autumn 2004. It will also rebrand its... Read more

  • Macmillan Education staff strike

    <p>A third of staff at Macmillan Education in Oxford are to take strike action tomorrow (Wednesday), after talks over pay collapsed. The joint MSF-Amicus/NUJ chapel... Read more

  • Harry Potter discounts cost &#163;11m

    <p>The UK book retail business gave away &#163;11m in discounts on first-day sales of JK Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix". Data... Read more

  • Harry tops 1.7 million

    <p>J K Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" sold 1,777,541 copies on its day of release in the UK, according to provisional... Read more

  • Searching for growth

    <p>Herbert Lottman </p><p>Your roving reporter's visit to Barcelona coincided with the death, lying in state and burial of Spain's leading publisher Jos... Read more

  • Booked up on the Billabong Fellowship

    <p>Lorien Kaye</p><p>Stephanie Cabot and Ursula Doyle are actually looking forward to the deluge of books and manuscripts that will be arriving from Australia in the... Read more

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