• 'Rogue' parcels plague chains

    <p> Unsolicited deliveries of books from small publishers could be costing chains up to &pound;200,000 a month, it was alleged this week. Waterstone's emerged as... Read more

  • Book prescriptions

    <p> People experiencing difficult periods in their life are to be "prescribed" books under a new Book Trust project.</p><p> The charity has appealed to publishers... Read more

  • Waterstone's claims 'strong growth' at Piccadilly

    <p> Waterstone's this week rejected claims that sales at its Piccadilly flagship had foundered, reporting strong sales and "substantial growth" at the &pound;5m store.</p><p> Sources... Read more

  • Murdoch profits from facelift

    <p> Sales of illustrated cookbooks and Do-It-Yourself guides have helped Murdoch Books UK, formerly known as Merehurst, into profit for the first time since it... Read more

  • French resolution on price adopted

    <p> The European Commission faced mounting pressure last week to protect national systems of fixed prices on books. In an unexpected move, 15 European Union... Read more

  • Bloomsbury fires on all fronts

    <p> Bloomsbury was firing on all cylinders this week as it relaunched its Website, signed a lucrative deal with Warner Brothers to produce spin-off Harry... Read more

  • Metro seeks extra investment

    <p> Embattled general non-fiction publisher Metro is looking to raise &pound;125,000 in further investment.</p><p> Metro has been hit by cashflow problems after difficulties at its... Read more

  • Publishers join MP3 revolution

    <p> Penguin, HarperCollins and audiobook publisher Chivers Press are to exploit the digital download revolution that has shaken the music industry by selling audiobooks online... Read more

  • High performer wins Diagram Prize

    <p> Readers of The Bookseller, or those who enjoy online voting, seem to have tastes in common with Finbarr Saunders, the double entendre enthusiast from... Read more

  • Smarties sings to new tune

    <p> J K Rowling's decision to bow out of the N&eacute;stle Smarties Book Prize ensured the victory of another d&eacute;but author's first title in a... Read more

  • Publishers protest to OFT

    <p> More than 600 small and medium-size publishers have written a joint letter to the Office of Fair Trading, claiming that Waterstone's has abused its... Read more

  • Central News Agency fails to lure buyer

    <p> No buyers have emerged for the Central News Agency (CNA), the 360-branch South African mixed multiple retailer that was put on the market... Read more

  • Sales growth at Borders Group

    <p> Borders Group international division, dominated by Borders and Books Etc in the UK, reported an increase in sales and losses for the third... Read more

  • HC's e-novel plan foiled

    <p> HarperCollins' plans to pip BBC Worldwide to the post and be the first large UK publisher to release a mainstream e-book have been... Read more

  • UK publishers slammed for late delivery

    <p> British publishers came under heavy fire from French English-language bookshop managers last week for late book deliveries, mangled packaging, expensive transportation costs and... Read more

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