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  • The public fails to please the critics

    <p>It is a fair point: Jeffrey Archer is no Charles Dickens. Ken Follett, posterity may well decide, has not matched the contribution to literary culture... Read more

  • A differentiation strategy, but will it divert footfall?

    <p>William Boot</p><p>US where they have a greater sense of the renaissance publisher, if you like. It's what I like about being here, and it's what... Read more

  • Writing--at last, a slacker's guide

    <p>Horace Bent</p><p> I have brought to your attention recently a couple of writing guides, How Not To Write a Novel (Allison&amp;Busby) by David Armstrong and... Read more

  • LBF gets room to breathe

    <p>The London Book Fair is to expand its floor space in 2004 in response to increased demand from visitors. The LBF will open up the... Read more

  • Wizard giveaway from Icon

    <p>Icon Books is to give away 75,000 copies of a book to promote its Fighting Fantasy series and help independents sell J K Rowling's forthcoming... Read more

  • Bertelsmann pays down bank debt

    <p>Bertelsmann has successfully placed a &#8364;650m Eurobond, on top of $500m raised in a private placement of debt in the US last month. The money... Read more

  • Faber's Pamuk scoops IMPAC

    <p>Faber author Orhan Pamuk has won the 2003 international IMPAC Dublin literary award, the world's largest prize for a single work of fiction. Pamuk took... Read more

  • HarperPress takes shape

    <p>The promotion of Nick Pearson to publishing director of Fourth Estate tops a host of moves at HarperPress, the newly-created literary division of HarperCollins. Pearson... Read more

  • Bammel takes helm at IPA

    <p>Jens Bammel, chief executive of the Publishers Licensing Society, is to become the new secretary general of the International Publishers Association. He is due to... Read more

  • Trade scrambles after The Big Re

    <p>Publishers, booksellers, libraries and reading agencies were today (19th May) scrambling to take advantage of widespread interest in the list of the nation's 100 favourite... Read more

  • Andrews leaves BA after six mont

    <p>Cathy Andrews, managing director of the Booksellers Association, has left after only six months in the post. The Californian MBA and business strategist joined the... Read more

  • Orion lures Samson from TW

    <p>Tom Holman</p><p>Orion has lured Alan Samson from Time Warner in a bid to keep up its recent rapid growth in commercial non-fiction.</p><p>Mr Samson will join... Read more

  • Penguin dominates as Big Read's

    <p>The BBC has unveiled its list of Britain's favourite 100 books in The Big Read. The list features a mix of classic and contemporary novels,... Read more

  • THE wins Sainsbury's

    <p>Wholesaler THE has won the contract to supply books to supermarket chain Sainsbury's from Cork International, Richard Lewis writes.</p><p>The move sees THE, which already supplies... Read more

  • Bid for Hammicks Legal

    <p>Hammicks would not comment this week on strong rumours that Coutts Information Services, the academic library supply business that owns John Smith&amp;Son, was the preferred... Read more

Jobs in Books

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    Becoming
    by Michelle Obama
  2. 2.
    The Ice Monster
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  3. 3.
    Guinness World Records 2019
    by
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    The Meltdown
    by Jeff Kinney
  5. 5.
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz
    by Heather Morris
  6. 6.
    The Wonky Donkey
    by Craig Smith; Katz Cowley
  7. 7.
    Past Tense
    by Lee Child
  8. 8.
    Listening to the Animals
    by Noel Fitzpatrick
  9. 9.
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
    by J K Rowling
  10. 10.
    Private Eye Annual 2018
    by Hislop, Ian
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