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  • Thursday embargo for bestseller

    <p>New bestselling books should go on sale each Thursday under strict embargo, according to booksellers. In moves to mirror the Monday release convention of the... Read more

  • Haank quits Elsevier for Springe

    <p>Derk Haank has quit as c.e.o. of Elsevier, the world's largest science and medical publisher, to become chief executive of new company Springer. Springer, to... Read more

  • Faber creates directors

    <p>Faber has promoted a swathe of staff to directors after restructuring its sales, marketing, publicity and rights departments. Will Atkinson has been made sales director,... Read more

  • "Read More" message from Penguin

    <p>Penguin is to exhort the public to "Read More" in the latest phase of its brand advertising campaign. The message will be rolled out from... Read more

  • Harry Potter stock stolen

    <p>Copies of J K Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" could already be circulating on the black market after the theft of... Read more

  • HarperCollins relaunches website

    <p>HarperCollins has relaunched its website and rebranded it as www.harpercollins.co.uk. The website was first launched in 1998 as www.fireandwater.co.uk, in an attempt to... Read more

  • Holifield takes helm at PBS

    <p>Chris Holifield has been named as the new director of the Poetry Book Society. She will join at the end of July and succeeds Clare... Read more

  • Rushby to Cork

    <p>Chris Rushby, Blackwell's head of commercial, is to move to supermarket supplier Cork International as trading manager. Reporting to Sean O'Neill, Cork marketing director, Rushby... Read more

  • BEA - Editors make their pitches

    <p>The Nobel laureate's publisher, Knopf's Sonny Mehta, joined with five other top-drawer editors in an effort of collective readership-building at the second Buzz Forum. </p><p>Mehta... Read more

  • BEA - Stats tell sobering story

    <p>Delegates' statistical appetites were whetted through the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and Ipsos presentations about the state of the business, although the numbers seemed... Read more

  • Book output tops 125,000

    <p>Tom Holman</p><p>The number of new books published in the UK continues to rise despite flat sales and a shrinking range on the high street.</p><p>Bibliographic data... Read more

  • EU scrutinises Hachette-VUP deal

    <p>France: Barbara Casassus</p><p>The saga of the Hachette-Vivendi merger, which has been dominating the French publishing industry for months, is likely to drag on until October... Read more

  • Madonna's book goes global

    <p>Madonna's first picture book, "The English Roses", is to be published simultaneously in 42 languages in more than 100 countries this September. Nicholas Callaway, Madonna's... Read more

  • Penguin picks up Kellow

    <p>Penguin has recruited James Kellow to the new position of sales director. The move marks a swift return to publishing for Kellow, who suddenly left... Read more

  • Booksellers cast spells to lure Potter punters

    <p>Booksellers across the UK are putting the finishing touches to a vast array of Harry Potter events, from midnight openings and morning breakfasts to competitions,... 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
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