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  • Shareholders should let Swann spread her wings

    <p>Another spell of uncertainty may paralyse WHS.</p><p>W H Smith shareholders and staff have had a depressing year, and will be sorely tempted by any serious... Read more

  • Swann plots WHS turnaround

    <p>Kate Swann, c.e.o. of W H Smith, has outlined a five-point turnaround strategy for its UK retail business, as the group announced a sharp decline... Read more

  • Quarto looks to succession

    <p>Quarto Group is to "redouble" its focus on succession planning, as it continues to grow organically and seek suitable acquisitions this year. In a letter... Read more

  • Nielsen quits WHS for Amazon

    <p>Kes Nielsen, fiction buyer at W H Smith, has quit in advance of the retailer's operational restructure which is expected to lead to 300 job... Read more

  • Osborne to leave Harcourt

    <p>Bob Osborne, managing director of UK schools publisher Harcourt Education, is to step down from the post next month. He will take early retirement, but... Read more

  • Fortune rises as Shingleton departs

    <p>Mick Fortune has been appointed head of sales support at Nielsen BookNet. The move follows the departure of Bob Shingleton as head of business development... Read more

  • Call for new funding for Scottish publishers

    <p>The Scottish Arts Council has proposed that a new investment fund be set up to provide &#163;2m in targeted expansion funding for Scottish publishers. The... Read more

  • Reece presides over PA

    <p>Henry Reece, chief executive of Oxford University Press, has been appointed as president of the Publishers Association for 2004-5. He acceded to the post at... Read more

  • W H Smith in takeover talks

    <p>W H Smith has been approached about a possible takeover bid led by its former finance director Keith Hamill and backed by venture capital company... Read more

  • Willett rejoins Biddles as m.d.

    <p>Rod Willett has rejoined book printer Biddles as its new managing director. Willett was previously print operations director of CUP. He began his career with... Read more

  • Slave labour: it's a time honoured tradition

    <p>It was only to be expected that Andrew Franklin, once he was named Small Publisher of the Year, would start slamming things. They always do.... Read more

  • Who is Jordan? What is she?

    <p>The I Love Books website, which invited its users to summarise books in 25 words or fewer (my Notes, 5th and 12th March), has come... Read more

  • Libel and qualified privilege

    <p>In your leading article "Beware the libel tourist" ( 2nd April) you refer to a case brought by Mohammed Jameel against the Wall Street Journal,... Read more

  • Mind the gap

    <p>Mark Haddon brings sense to the crossover debate</p><p>Mark Haddon wrote a brave article in the Observer last Sunday. Brave, because he dared to suggest that... Read more

  • Index Books to multiply agents

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p>Index Books, the display marketing bookseller, has pledged to achieve annual sales of &#163;24m by 2006.</p><p>The direct sales specialist based in Kettering, Northants, has... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Ice Monster
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross (illus)
  2. 2.
    Becoming
    by Michelle Obama
  3. 3.
    The Meltdown
    by Jeff Kinney
  4. 4.
    Guinness World Records 2019
    by
  5. 5.
    The Wonky Donkey
    by Craig Smith; Katz Cowley (illus)
  6. 6.
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz
    by Heather Morris
  7. 7.
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
    by J K Rowling
  8. 8.
    Past Tense
    by Lee Child
  9. 9.
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    by Stephen Hawking
  10. 10.
    Listening to the Animals
    by Noel Fitzpatrick
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