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  • HarperCollins settles with Laing

    <p>HarperCollins UK and Adrian Laing, former director of legal affairs and company secretary, have settled out of court ahead of an employment tribunal hearing scheduled... Read more

  • Lambert to head Scottish Book Trust

    <p>Scottish Book Trust has appointed Marc Lambert of the Edinburgh International Book Festival as its chief executive. He replaces former executive director Lindsey Fraser, who... Read more

  • Richard Joseph backs Tempus

    <p>Richard Joseph, who sold his Books Etc business to Borders in 1997, has bought a majority stake in Tempus, the Stroud-based local history publisher. Joseph... Read more

  • Bookworld to double in size

    <p>Bookworld, the 10-strong family-run discount bookselling chain, plans to double in size by next year. It expects to secure a six-figure investment from Derbyshire First... Read more

  • Consumer confidence hits new low

    <p>The World Cup and a shortage of strong titles may not be entirely to blame for disappointing book sales in June, according to the latest... Read more

  • Waterstone's recovery &##34;unlikely to be plain sailing&##34;

    <p>Alan Giles, chief executive of Waterstone's parent HMV, has reiterated that the book chain's recovery remains "firmly underway". Full-year results issued by HMV Group showed... Read more

  • Monk bows out of Borders

    <p> Richard Lewis</p><p> John Monk is to step down as chairman of Borders UK in August.</p><p> Philip Downer, Borders Books&amp;Music m.d., and... Read more

  • 'Disengaged' librarians must be axed

    <p> Tom Holman</p><p> Public libraries need to replace "disengaged" staff and radically overhaul their levels of customer service if they are to revive... Read more

  • Hit hostile

    <p> Rights company Hit Entertainment has made a hostile &#163;139m takeover bid for Gullane Entertainment after gaining support from a majority of its target's... Read more

  • Bertrams restructures sales

    <p> Richard Lewis</p><p> Bertram Books, the Norwich-based wholesaler, has restructured its sales department and brought in four senior managers as part of a... Read more

  • Andrew Kidd to head Picador

    <p> Andrew Kidd, who joined Penguin in 1994 on work experience and rose to become editorial director of Viking and Hamish Hamilton, is the... Read more

  • Smart &#163;12m from Scholastic

    <p> Liz Bury</p><p> Ted Smart, founder and chairman of The Book People (TBP), became &#163;12m richer this week after selling a 15% stake... Read more

  • Hammicks' profits rise

    <p> Hammicks, the 29-branch bookseller, has grown earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) by more than 30% for the second consecutive year.</p><p>... Read more

  • Continuum pursues its 'build and buy' strategy

    <p> A busy year of acquisitions helped to drive up sales at Continuum International Publishing Group to &#163;9.2m in the year to end-June 2001,... Read more

  • Jarrold steps down at Earthlight

    <p> John Jarrold, one of the leading names in UK science fiction publishing, is to quit his post as senior fiction editor at Simon&amp;Schuster.</p><p>... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Becoming
    by Michelle Obama
  2. 2.
    The Ice Monster
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  3. 3.
    Guinness World Records 2019
    by
  4. 4.
    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 Ian Hislop
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