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  • Authors want prices

    <p>Some--but not all-fears may be unjustified</p><p>Authors and literary agents are mounting a determined campaign to counter proposals for the removal of printed prices from books.... Read more

  • The country--where is that again?

    <p>I happened to be in the Charing Cross Road, gazing into Foyles' window at a reasonably accurate facsimile of a hotel room, when last week's... Read more

  • Not read Proust? This will save the trouble

    <p> A website called "I Love Books" has been inviting users to summarise novels in 25 words or fewer. Here are some of the best.... Read more

  • Rebuck sees chance to 'redraw map'

    <p>The ongoing financial crisis at Cork International may give the book industry the chance to "redraw the map" of its dealings with supermarkets, according to... Read more

  • S&S poised for profit in 2004

    <p>Simon&amp;Schuster grew sales by 10% last year as losses narrowed, helped by strong non-fiction, backlist and children's books. Ian Chapman, c.e.o., said the result was... Read more

  • Challenge to win new readers

    <p>Books need to improve their image to win over new readers, early findings from Book Marketing Ltd's "Expanding the Market" suggest. The latest section of... Read more

  • Tesco fuels cover price debate

    <p>Publishers have already stopped printing cover prices on some paperbacks sold through Tesco, in a move that is sure to intensify debate over the removal... Read more

  • Palmer to steer library forum

    <p>The Reading Agency has named Tom Palmer as the co-ordinator of its new initiative to strengthen links between publishers and libraries. Palmer will help to... Read more

  • Copyright payments hit high

    <p>The Copyright Licensing Agency has made record payments to rights-holders for the use of their work. The CLA paid out &#163;38.7m to publishers and authors... Read more

  • T&F and Informa merge, books unit to move

    <p>Taylor&amp;Francis is to merge with Informa Group, the London-based business information publisher, to create a group with combined revenues of &#163;513m. The deal coincided with... Read more

  • Non-fiction and classics drive Penguin UK

    <p>Penguin Group worldwide sales rose 2% to &#163;840m last year, while operating profit was up 2% to &#163;91m. A strong backlist performance in the UK... Read more

  • Goul-Wheeker backs cover price removal

    <p>Trevor Goul-Wheeker has reiterated his support for a removal of cover prices from books. The executive director of books at W H Smith said that... Read more

  • Random buys CW Daniel lists

    <p>The Random House Group has acquired the lists of C W Daniel, the 101 year old independent mind, body and spirit publisher. C W Daniel's... Read more

  • Amazon opens Authors

    <p>Amazon.co.uk has launched a new Authors' Lounge facility, offering its customers the chance to watch short author interviews online. The new service has been developed... Read more

  • Booker judges announced

    <p>The judges for the 2004 Man Booker Prize to join chair Chris Smith MP are: novelist Tibor Fischer; writer Robert Macfarlane; Rowan Pelling, editor of... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Ice Monster
    by David Walliams
  2. 2.
    Past Tense
    by Lee Child
  3. 3.
    The Meltdown
    by Jeff Kinney
  4. 4.
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz
    by Heather Morris
  5. 5.
    The Christmas Rose
    by Dilly Court
  6. 6.
    Guinness World Records 2019
    by
  7. 7.
    The Wonky Donkey
    by Craig Smith & Katz Cowley
  8. 8.
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    by Stephen Hawking
  9. 9.
    Listening to the Animals
    by Noel Fitzpatrick
  10. 10.
    Tombland
    by C J Sansom
16th November 2018

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