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  • Random UK outperforms group

    <p>Random House Group UK, including Transworld, surpassed its 2003 targets to again make a "sigificant contribution" to Bertelsmann's global book publishing business. The UK was... Read more

  • Direct Group losses slashed

    <p>Bertelsmann's global book club business Direct Group took a leap back into profit in 2003. Its UK clubs business, BCA, and German clubs operation both... Read more

  • HC escapes Nail libel costs

    <p>HarperCollins has said it is pleased with the outcome of a libel case brought against it by actor Jimmy Nail. A high court judge on... Read more

  • PA

    <p>Ian Taylor, international director of the UK Publishers Association, has left the PA to set up an international consultancy business. Taylor has been at the... Read more

  • Hachette looks to UK education

    <p>Barbara Casassus</p><p>Hachette Livre, France's largest publisher, is seeking to acquire a UK-based educational publishing house. The group, which owns Orion, Octopus and Watts, wants to... Read more

  • Collins spreads the light

    <p> A new look for Collins was unveiled this week at HarperCollins' sales conference in London, following a comprehensive redesign by Mark Thomson, the publisher's... Read more

  • Remembering Gerry Davies

    <p>May I add to Tim Godfray's tribute (12th March) to Gerry Davies?</p><p>He was a model for the rest of us in many respects, because throughout... Read more

  • Small publishers must raise their voices

    <p>Marketing is now an essential part of the mix.</p><p>Scottish publisher Mercat Press is the latest small firm to ditch its sales reps, instead recruiting an... Read more

  • Spring hope for school sector

    <p>Government pledges on school funding have given educational publishers and suppliers some cause for optimism after a year-long crisis in book spending. Last week's... Read more

  • Fact finding more than academic

    <p>The conference made an urgent call for the academic trade to collect better data on its market. Rod Bristow of Pearson Education, chairman of the... Read more

  • Sink or swim

    <p>In 2001, the annual conference of UK academic booksellers was warned that the traditional model of the campus bookstore was "holed beneath the water line".... Read more

  • Transworld wins Channel 4

    <p>Nicholas Clee</p><p>Transworld has succeeded Pan Macmillan as the publishing partner of Channel 4. The first titles on the list, which will be overseen by Transworld... Read more

  • BioMed defends Open Access

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p>Open access pioneer BioMed Central has laid into what it claims are the "dubious" arguments of traditional publishers against the new publishing model.</p><p>Its statement,... Read more

  • Publishers keep Cork afloat

    <p>Large publishers are determined to continue their support of Cork International despite its ongoing financial crisis. With few alternative supermarket suppliers, publishers have baulked at... Read more

  • Ottakar's grows margin

    <p>Ottakar's sales jumped 34% to &#163;153.7m, while gross margin improved for the third year in a row to 42.4%, up from 41.6%, in the year... 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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