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  • A gentle ticking off from a genius

    <p> Somewheres in Europe (not France, definite) Exalted sir, Is here your admired friend Professzor-Doktor Antal Parod', author and writer of the Shite's Unorganic Miscellanity.</p><p>Is... Read more

  • Online lifts Reed Elsevier

    <p>Rocketing online sales helped to offset tough conditions in educational markets for Reed Elsevier in the first half of 2004. Interim results published today (5th... Read more

  • Frankfurt sold out in Hall 8

    <p>The Frankfurt Book Fair, which last year faced widespread international discontent, is shaping up for a record turnout of exhibitors from English-speaking countries.</p><p>With less than... Read more

  • Asda trials third-party supply

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Asda is to test the use of Handleman for supply and merchandising of its chart books, in a clear sign that the supermarket giant... Read more

  • Bright start to second half of 2004

    <p>Nielsen BookScan data shows that July was the strongest month of 2004 so far for book sales. With J K Rowling's Harry Potter and the... Read more

  • Hodder at home with Hachette

    <p>Joel Rickett</p><p>Hodder under WHS</B?</p><p>When W H Smith swooped on Hodder Headline in 1999, the dotcom bubble was still inflating. Chief executive Richard Handover set out... Read more

  • Attack on children's publishers

    <p>A weak attack on children's publishing.</p><p>Rachel Johnson, in a Spectator article reprinted in the Sunday Times, argues that many children's books have become gratuitously explicit.... Read more

  • A new giant is born

    <p>The big three publishers become the big four.</p><p>Hachette Livre's purchase of Hodder Headline is an act of conglomeration, but one that shies away from all... Read more

  • Campaign to target reluctant readers

    <p>Emergent adult readers are to be targeted in a new book industry initiative, Tom Holman writes.</p><p>The campaign, the brainchild of Random House Group c.e.o. Gail... Read more

  • Redundancies precede Hodder sale

    <p>Hodder Headline made about six staff redundant in the week before the sale to Hachette.</p><p>One of those to leave is Jane Blackstock, longstanding rights director... Read more

  • Hachette aims for UK top spot

    <p>Joel Rickett</p><p>French group Hachette Livre this week agreed the &#163;223m acquisition of Hodder Headline from W H Smith, and set its sights on overtaking Random... Read more

  • Literacy campaign to target new readers

    <p>Emergent adult readers are to be targeted in a new book industry initiative. The campaign, the brainchild of Random House Group c.e.o. Gail Rebuck, will... Read more

  • John Smith takes two

    <p>John Smith is to open two new campus branches for the coming academic year. The chain will take over the 1,200 sq ft shop at... Read more

  • Haynes turns in record profits

    <p>Haynes Publishing Group turned in a second consecutive year of record profits, with pretax profit up 17% to &#163;8.3m the year to end-May. Double-digit sales... Read more

  • You Are What You Eat tops 70,000

    <p>Gillian McKeith's You Are What You Eat (Michael Joseph) sold just over 72,500 copies last week, according to data from Nielsen BookScan. The sales bring... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Diary of Greg Heffley's Best Friend: WBD
    by Kinney, Jeff
  2. 2.
    Fing
    by Walliams, David
  3. 3.
    Ten Little Bookworms: WBD
    by Brownlow, Mike
  4. 4.
    The Great Rocket Robbery: WBD
    by Cottrell Boyce, Frank
  5. 5.
    Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo: WBD
    by Riordan, Rick
  6. 6.
    Cruella and Cadpig: WBD
    by Bently, Peter
  7. 7.
    LEGO Minifigure Mayhem: WBD
    by Davies, Beth & Murray, Helen
  8. 8.
    Bad Mermaids Meet the Witches: WBD
    by Pounder, Sibeal
  9. 9.
    Everdark: WBD
    by Elphinstone, Abi
  10. 10.
    Nine Perfect Strangers: The Number One Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Big Little Lies
    by Liane Moriarty
22nd March 2019

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