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  • BookScan growth figures

    <p>Your lead article last week ("Pearson pushes to the top") had the potential to mislead when it compared the information in the 2002 Book Sales... Read more

  • Wake up and smell the free coffee

    <p>It's quite exciting here today, as my store becomes the latest in the chain to have a coffee shop concession operating within it. I'd fought... Read more

  • Reed to grow CIMA shelf space

    <p>Reed Elsevier is to ramp up the presence of its new accountancy list in the UK book trade after buying the publishing assets of the... Read more

  • Clifford forced out at Sutton

    <p>Peter Clifford, the long-serving publishing director at history specialist Sutton, has left his post after a shake-up of the company's editorial team. Clifford, who has... Read more

  • Chrysalis quartered

    <p>Illustrated publisher Chrysalis Books has restructured into four divisions in a shake-up initiated by new chief executive Marcus Leaver. A new adult trade division will... Read more

  • Kenshole out after OUP review

    <p>Oxford University Press has cut six jobs following a strategic review of its educational division. Fiona Kenshole, publishing director for children's trade and reference, is... Read more

  • OUP puts scholarship online

    <p>Oxford University Press is to launch a new scholarly books website, putting the full text of 750 humanities and social science titles online. The site,... Read more

  • T&F buys Bios Scientific

    <p>Taylor&amp;Francis has extended its biological and medical sciences publishing with the acquisition of Bios Scientific Publishers for a maximum of &#163;2.7m. The Oxford-based independent publishes... Read more

  • Kluwer holds margin in flat year

    <p>Dutch publisher Wolters Kluwer, owner of Nelson Thornes in the UK, has held up net margin despite a flat sales performance with growth of just... Read more

  • Pearson pushes to the top

    <p>Pearson has overtaken Bertelsmann as the largest consolidated publishing group in the UK in 2002, according to the latest data from the "Book Sales Yearbook".... Read more

  • Publishers' blurbs: what they really mean

    <p>Not long ago, Michael Neil, marketing director of our foremost academic bookseller, Blackwell's, was quoted in the Organ as saying: "We know what we're about--we're... Read more

  • Books slip at W H Smith

    <p>W H Smith high street stores have seen a dowturn in sales of books and entertainment products for the crucial Christmas trading period. The company... Read more

  • Humour classic reprint

    <p>Peter Tinniswood's recent death (9th January) has drawn much press attention to his comic masterpiece, A Touch of Daniel. The recent reprint in Prion's Humour... Read more

  • Psst...d'ya wanna score some books?

    <p>Humbug alert! When The Book People first appeared on the scene there was much talk about selling books to the sort of folk who would... Read more

  • A sad farewell

    <p>Last week, with intense regret, the children's bookshop Words of Wilmslow ceased trading. I'm sorry it all ended so messily. But I would like to... 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
27th July 2018

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