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  • New fiction team for WHS

    <p>W H Smith has appointed Scott Lynch to the role of fiction category controller. He was previously category controller for news and impulse, overseeing magazine... Read more

  • Headline powers Patterson

    <p>Headline has unveiled ambitious plans to turn James Patterson into the UK's leading adult novelist over the next two years. In retailer presentations at the... Read more

  • Orange Prize shortlist

    <p>Novelists from Britain, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Nigeria make up a cosmopolitan shortlist of six books for this year's Orange Prize for Fiction. The... Read more

  • Autumn acquires Five Mile stake

    <p>Autumn Publishing Group, part of Swedish media group Bonnier, has acquired a majority stake in the Five Mile Press of Australia. The buy is the... Read more

  • W H Smith sells Asia Pacific chains

    <p>W H Smith has sold the retail chains Angus&amp;Robertson in Australia and Whitcoulls in New Zealand, and its Hong Kong stores, for &#163;47m. The businesses... Read more

  • Monday is book launch day

    <p>Monday will be the regular launch day for lead titles, under a new industry code of practice unveiled at the Booksellers Association annual conference in... Read more

  • Optimistic opener for BA Conference

    <p>An optimistic opening address kickstarted the 2004 Booksellers Association conference in Brighton today (26th April). BA president Colin Marshall said that the UK trade was... Read more

  • Wood quits BBC Worldwide

    <p>Robin Wood is to step down as BBC Worldwide director of books on 14th May. The BBC said he would "seek other opportunities in book... Read more

  • Ottakar

    <p>Ottakar's is to open a branch in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. It will be the Salisbury-based chain's first move into Ireland, with several more new locations... Read more

  • Dubya appropriates the W

    <p>The Organ's Bookworm on the Internet, Anne Weale, alerts me to a recent item in Mary Killen's agony column in the Spectator. It is one... Read more

  • New Scottish funding plan

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>The Scottish Arts Council (SAC) has proposed the creation of an investment fund to provide &#163;2m targeted expansion funding for the country's publishers.</p><p>The public/private... Read more

  • Publishing code to tackle e-piracy

    <p>The Publishers Association has unveiled plans to combat a predicted explosion in internet book piracy.</p><p>The PA is close to completing a code of practice for... Read more

  • Tesco profits from non-food

    <p>Tesco's figures made eye-watering reading for publishers and booksellers this week.</p><p>The supermarket giant's pretax profit of &#163;1.6bn in the year to end-February was larger than... Read more

  • Lagard

    <p>French giant Lagard Read more

  • Swann sets out her plans

    <p>W H Smith c.e.o. Kate Swann has spent the day outlining to the City and the media her turnaround plans for the company. In a... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  2. 2.
    Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal
    by Mrs Hinch
  3. 3.
    Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
    by Adam Kay
  4. 4.
    Dead at First Sight
    by Peter James
  5. 5.
    Me
    by Elton John
  6. 6.
    Redemption
    by David Baldacci
  7. 7.
    Veg
    by Jamie Oliver
  8. 8.
    Glastonbury 50
    by Emily & Michael Eavis
  9. 9.
    The Other Side of the Coin
    by Angela Kelly
  10. 10.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
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