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  • Karma crossing

    <p>Bookcrossing, the US website that encourages people to "free" books and then track their progress, has had a wealth of publicity on these shores. Its... Read more

  • Bookselling by numbers: a promotion that adds up

    <p>Blackwell's is the latest bookseller to borrow from music retail, with its plan to group and display titles by price at the front of its... Read more

  • From mum and dad to the charity shop

    <p>Horace Bent</p><p> A gem of a manuscript has landed on my desk: Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (Fourth Estate, November). Editor Robin Robertson... Read more

  • Dreaming of Brazil and Iain Duncan Smith

    <p>William Boot</p><p>It doesn't get any better than this, I thought to myself, as Eric Hobsbawm and I tiptoed delicately over the lethally uneven cobbles towards... Read more

  • BCA partners Orion in crime

    <p>Book Club Associates has begun a new promotion on nine debut crime novels from Orion in a members-only offer named Nine New Blood. The books... Read more

  • Library books spend turns corner

    <p>Public libraries are starting to arrest a long-term slide in their spending on books, according to the findings of a new report. Local authority spending... Read more

  • Carlton cuts staff after Prion b

    <p>Carlton Books has reduced its staff by 10 as it seeks to streamline its portfolio of entertainment, TV tie-in and sports imprints. The job cuts... Read more

  • Ramage to Borders Oxford St

    <p>Guy Ramage is to join Borders Oxford Street as executive general manager after being promoted from general manager of Borders Cambridge. He is to succeed... Read more

  • Contender courts buyers

    <p>Contender Books, the fast-growing popular culture publisher, has put itself up for sale. The availability of a ready-made celebrity-based imprint could trigger interest among larger... Read more

  • Taylor&amp;Francis reshapes

    <p>Taylor&amp;Francis has begun a restructure that will reshape its US operations, after outlining details of the planned moves to staff over the past few weeks.... Read more

  • Suppliers fight falling market

    <p>Tom Holman</p><p>Library book suppliers are braced for further consolidation in their troubled sector as administrators attempt to secure the future of collapsed Scottish firm Farries.</p><p>Administrator... Read more

  • Blackwell acquisitive as cash grows

    <p>Blackwell Publishing is poised to acquire companies in the UK and US with a combined value of between &#163;9m and &#163;10m.</p><p>The possibility of closing one... Read more

  • Tempus grows as Sutton starts afresh

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p>Tempus Publishing has grown steadily after being bought last July by Richard Joseph, who earlier in his career built up the Books Etc chain.</p><p>Sales... Read more

  • Man Booker lifts independents

    <p>Tom Holman</p><p> Independent publishers Arcadia, Flambard, Tindal Street Press and Atlantic Books are hoping their inclusion on the Man Booker Prize for Fiction longlist will... Read more

  • Borders steps up Glasgow presence

    <p> Borders is to strengthen its presence in Glasgow with a second store to open in the city in 2005.</p><p> It has signed the lease... 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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