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  • Beijing breaks out children's books

    <p>A dedicated showcase for children&#39;s publishing at this year&#39;s Beijing International Book Fair reflects a growing demand for children&#39;s books in China.<p>It is the first... Read more

  • Transworld buys new legal thriller talent

    <p>Selina Walker at Transworld has signed up James Sheehan, the first author to get publishing deals through Larry Kirshbaum, formerly head of Time Warner US... Read more

  • Courtney Love journals to Picador

    <p>Courtney Love is to offer intimate writings about her career as well as previously unseen photographs in Dirty Blonde, due from Picador in autumn 2006.... Read more

  • S&S buys new green guide from Hailes

    <p>Kerri Sharpe at Simon&amp;Schuster has bought at auction The New Green Consumer Guide by Julia Hailes. The first edition of the guide, written by Hailes... Read more

  • Authors have their say on Wottakar's

    <p>The Society of Authors has outlined its continued opposition to the takeover of Ottakar's by HMV in a lengthy submission to the Competition Commission. Authors... Read more

  • Can independent booksellers survive?

    <p>With reference to Terry Reilly's letter ("Can independent book-sellers survive?", 20th January), is this the same Terry Reilly whose company, Bertrams, has a half- page... Read more

  • Austen's powers

    <p>The new Headline Jane Austen series (News, 13th January) is presumably connected to the announcement some months ago that John Murray, now part of Headline,... Read more

  • Wake up and hear the podcast

    <p>An item on BBC Radio 4's "Today" programme on Monday considered how podcasts are changing the face of British broadcasting. As its main example, it... Read more

  • Future predictions

    <p>Helen Dunmore</p><p>The pace of change in bookselling is so rapid that it's easy to become unreasonably nostalgic for the old days, however flawed they may... Read more

  • The new year blues

    <p>Judy Piatkus</p><p>Whether you have had a great Christmas season or a tough one, come January there is nowhere to hide. Even when you have had... Read more

  • Sense and stupidity

    <p>It is a truth universally acknowledged that idle hacks in want of a kick-off for a couple of hundred words about Jane Austen will always... Read more

  • Clary ponders further passage

    <p>Ebury held a comedy night in Soho last week to cheer up booksellers with the January blues--and to flag up some forthcoming titles in the... Read more

  • Clary ponders further passage

    <p>Ebury held a comedy night in Soho last week to cheer up booksellers with the January blues--and to flag up some forthcoming titles in the... Read more

  • 'Counterfactual' hope for HMV

    <p>HMV's case for the proposed acquisition of rival bookseller Ottakar's may be strengthened by the Competition Commission's consideration of the consequences of blocking the merger.</p><p>City... Read more

  • 'Pay for your own libraries' says Bucks council after protests

    <p>Buckinghamshire County Council has asked residents to take financial responsibility for local libraries, after proposals to close eight branch libraries were met with protests.</p><p>In a... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Normal People
    by Sally Rooney
  2. 2.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  3. 3.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  4. 4.
    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
    by Collins, Suzanne
  5. 5.
    Slime
    by Walliams, David
  6. 6.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  7. 7.
    The Art of Resilience
    by Ross Edgley
  8. 8.
    The Family Upstairs
    by Lisa Jewell
  9. 9.
    Many Rivers to Cross
    by Peter Robinson
  10. 10.
    Lockdown
    by Peter May
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