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  • Amazon closes doors on Christmas orders

    <p>Today (Tuesday, 20th December) marks the end of Amazon.co.uk's contribution to Christmas book sales--from tomorrow the site will not guarantee delivery of gifts by 24th... Read more

  • Judy Piatkus takes Pandora Award

    <p>This year's Women in Publishing Pandora award has gone to Judy Piatkus, founder of Piatkus Books and columnist for The Bookseller. The award is given... Read more

  • Competition Commission names inquiry panel

    <p>The Competition Commission has named the inquiry panel which will investigate HMV's planned acquisition of Ottakar's. The group will be chaired by Diana Guy, who... Read more

  • Faber creates in-house design team

    <p>Faber is to restructure its production department following the appointment of Donna Payne as art director in April. Faber has now moved to create a... Read more

  • Libraries for the blind to merge

    <p>The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) and the National Library for the Blind (NLB) are to merge their library services. Both charities provide... Read more

  • Kearney chairs Orange panel

    <p>Martha Kearney, presenter of "Woman's Hour" and "Newsnight Review", is to chair the panel of judges for the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction. The judges... Read more

  • Running to stand still

    <p>Giles Elliott</p><p>For the third week in a row, the value of book sales through BookScan's Total Consumer Market has failed to rise above 2004 levels.... Read more

  • Web set to kill off textbooks

    <p>The international market for textbooks is on the verge of radical change because of the growth of the internet, Palgrave Macmillan managing director Dominic Knight... Read more

  • Charkin urges trade to back Access Books

    <p>Publishers Association president Richard Charkin asked publishers at the conference to support Access Books, a replacement for the Educational Low-Priced Books Scheme that will work... Read more

  • Rights revenue adds up

    <p>Pearson Education copyright director Lynette Owen reported on the PA's rights statistics scheme--the first time the UK has compiled detailed information about rights revenue.</p><p>Total rights... Read more

  • Minister calls for united front

    <p>Alison Bone</p><p>Minister for creative industries and tourism James Purnell has called on publishers to work with the government to keep the UK at the forefront... Read more

  • Waterstone's prices Jamie at &#163;7.99

    <p>Waterstone's is selling Jamie's Italy for &#163;7.99 in the final week until Christmas, the third of its televised Offer of the Week promotions to hit... Read more

  • HMV 'still has edge'

    <p>Waterstone's parent company HMV still has the edge over possible rival bidders for Ottakar's, analysts have said. The referral of the takeover to the Competition... Read more

  • Guilty until proven innocent

    <p>Jonathan Nowell led the defence of Nielsen BookData in the only recent book industry acquisition referral to the UK Competition Commission. Here he judges the... Read more

  • Independent line

    <p>Last Saturday we recorded our highest ever day of sales. There was a moment when I stepped outside to check whether there was still a... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
    by Collins, Suzanne
  2. 2.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  3. 3.
    Normal People
    by Sally Rooney
  4. 4.
    Slime
    by Walliams, David
  5. 5.
    Wean in 15
    by Joe Wicks
  6. 6.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  7. 7.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  8. 8.
    Lockdown
    by Peter May
  9. 9.
    Killer Instinct
    by James Patterson
  10. 10.
    The Family Upstairs
    by Lisa Jewell
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