News

  • Plymbridge in administration

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>The Independent Publishers Guild has called for an overhaul of book </p><p>distribution practice following the news that Plymbridge Distributors has gone into administration. </p><p>The... Read more

  • Accepting freebies

    <p>I have been wondering why I find it so difficult to get W H Smith or Ottakar's to take our books as core stock--we are... Read more

  • The wood from the trees

    <p>Sustainable publishing is no clear cut issue</p><p>Trade publishers have found themselves under fire for lack of rigour in their environmental policies. Greenpeace claims that publishers... Read more

  • Setting the record straight

    <p>Your piece on Independent Music Press (Book News, 19th September) was interesting, although I was surprised at the assertion that The Wonderstuff were, in 1993,... Read more

  • Cover prices on books

    <p>Concerning the demands for the abolition of prices from books raised by Philip Downer, Borders' UK managing director (The Bookseller, 12th September), I can see... Read more

  • Hide the author

    <p>It's the book that matters, says children's laureate</p><p>"Anne Fine: I wish my child readers would push off," ran a shoutline on the cover of the... Read more

  • Supermarket sweep

    <p>Supermarkets are changing the book industry</p><p>The news that Sainsbury's aims to double its sales of books, and that Marks&amp;Spencer is trialling a store that will... Read more

  • A Gallic stabbing over the fullEnglish

    <p>William Boot</p><p>O! What a fall there was, my countrymen . . . By one of those coincidences that happen only in real life, the Friends... Read more

  • Filling a gap--a new book trade party

    <p>Horace Bent</p><p>Wonderful news: there is to be a new book industry party. There just aren't enough parties at this time of year, are there?</p><p>No, really,... Read more

  • Filling a gap--a new book trade party

    <p>Horace Bent</p><p>Wonderful news: there is to be a new book industry party. There just aren't enough parties at this time of year, are there?</p><p>No, really,... Read more

  • Fair counts the cost

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p>International publishers fear that Frankfurt is losing its place as the world's leading rights trading event.</p><p>Many US publishers have scaled back their presence this... Read more

  • A second Oktoberfest

    <p>Herbert Lottman</p><p>Survivors of this year's Oktoberfest in Munich say it was wilder than ever, the beer all but flooding the streets. Here in the Frankfurt... Read more

  • Lottman's Fair View >

    <p>Herbert Lottman</p> Read more

  • Screenbase gets to grips with rights

    <p>Software specialist Screenbase Media is using the fair to launch GRIPrights, a new rights management package for publishers and agents.</p><p>Screenbase claims that the new software... Read more

  • Publishers slam EC 'inertia'

    <p>European publishers have hit out at European Commission "inertia" after decision-makers in Strasbourg amended a proposal to promote the commercial sale of public sector information.</p><p>The... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Ice Monster
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross (illus)
  2. 2.
    Becoming
    by Michelle Obama
  3. 3.
    The Meltdown
    by Jeff Kinney
  4. 4.
    Guinness World Records 2019
    by
  5. 5.
    The Wonky Donkey
    by Craig Smith; Katz Cowley (illus)
  6. 6.
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz
    by Heather Morris
  7. 7.
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
    by J K Rowling
  8. 8.
    Past Tense
    by Lee Child
  9. 9.
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    by Stephen Hawking
  10. 10.
    Listening to the Animals
    by Noel Fitzpatrick
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