News

  • VNU restructures Whitaker businesses

    <p>VNU, the owner of Bookseller Publications, Whitaker Information Services and Whitaker BookTrack, has restructured VNU Entertainment Media, its business division in the UK. It has... Read more

  • Buyout completed at Curtis Brown

    <p>A management buyout of literary agency Curtis Brown has been completed with five of the company's agents taking control of the firm from senior directors.... Read more

  • Century to publish Downing story

    <p>Century is to publish the story of Stephen Downing, who was released from prison this week after serving 27 years for a murder he maintains... Read more

  • Ottakar's expansion takes shape

    <p>Ottakar's is to open at least 10 new branches this year as its ambitious expansion plans take shape. The chain will consider acquiring branches of... Read more

  • Bloomsbury profit exceeds forecasts

    <p>A trading statement from Bloomsbury Publishing has declared that its full-year profit will exceed the City's expectations. The news comes off the back of the... Read more

  • Blackwell &##34;crisis postponed, not averted&##34;

    <p>The warring Blackwell clan moved a step closer to conciliation today after rebel shareholder Toby Blackwell backed away from his threat to oust the board... Read more

  • Cox moves to HC

    <p> HarperCollins has scored a significant coup by striking a five-book deal with bestselling saga writer Josephine Cox. The author, whose annual sales HC... Read more

  • Sale pushes Waterstone's up

    <p> Liz Bury</p><p> A successful January sale has followed a strong Christmas campaign at Waterstone's, which saw like-for-like sales growth of 9.1% in... Read more

  • Stones history

    <p>W H Smith is to open four standalone book shops before Christmas, according to a report in the Independent. The retailer already has five airport-based... Read more

  • Trade support grows for WBD

    <p> Tom Holman</p><p> Organisers are hoping that World Book Day 2002 will be the most successful in the event's five-year history after support... Read more

  • Jobs go in Thin's collapse

    <p> Richard Lewis</p><p> Nearly 130 jobs are likely to be lost at James Thin, the 154-year-old Scottish bookseller that went into voluntary administration... Read more

  • Anti-piracy campaign widens its net

    <p> India: Tom Holman</p><p> The campaign against book piracy in India has been stepped up in recent weeks after raids were carried out... Read more

  • Konemann fallout hits UK publishers

    <p> Liz Bury</p><p> The collapse of the German illustrated publisher Konemann has left a number of UK packagers with unpaid bills and incomplete... Read more

  • Blackwell on brink

    <p> Liz Bury</p><p> Blackwell Publishing could be plunged into chaos if shareholder Toby Blackwell makes good his threat to overthrow the Blackwell Publishing... Read more

  • Borders plots UK growth

    <p> Richard Lewis</p><p> Borders Books&amp;Music plans to open five new stores in the UK this year, taking its presence to 17 stores, which... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Mister
    by E L James
  2. 2.
    Pinch of Nom
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
  3. 3.
    Hinch Yourself Happy
    by Mrs Hinch
  4. 4.
    Past Tense
    by Lee Child
  5. 5.
    Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid
    by Jeff Kinney
  6. 6.
    Lethal White
    by Robert Galbraith
  7. 7.
    Nine Perfect Strangers
    by Liane Moriarty
  8. 8.
    Fing
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  9. 9.
    The Clockmaker's Daughter
    by Kate Morton
  10. 10.
    Pieces of Her
    by Karin Slaughter
26th April 2019

Latest issue
view online or
subscribe now

Issue No 5839
Friday, April 26 2019

Back issues
available here