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  • Field heads John Smith&Son

    <p>Terry Field is the new managing director of John Smith&amp;Son, the 27-branch academic and professional bookseller. He succeeds Willie Anderson, who becomes deputy chairman. Field,... Read more

  • Scholastic shapes education

    <p>Scholastic has cut its team of editorial directors for educational publishing from three to one in its latest phase of restructuring. Jane Morgan, formerly editorial... Read more

  • Weidenfeld and DK scoop Aventis

    <p>This year's Aventis General Prize for science books was won last night by Chris McManus for "Right Hand, Left Hand: The Origins of Asymmetry" (Weidenfeld&amp;Nicolson,... Read more

  • Harry sweeps all before him

    <p>Bloomsbury this week rushed through a second print run of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix after launch sales smashed all records. As... Read more

  • With a French accent

    <p>In March this year Octopus launched a new imprint, Hachette Illustrated, to publish books from its owner, French publisher Hachette, into the UK market. </p><p>Headed... Read more

  • Wiley buys to grow

    <p>John Wiley&amp;Sons, the general trade, professional and STM publishing group, has reported double digit sales growth driven primarily by acquisition.</p><p>Its UK subsidiary in Chichester, part... Read more

  • Phoenix rises across the world

    <p>The simultaneous launch of Harry Potter 5 in 150 countries worked magic for booksellers --but the UK was not the only country to see discount... Read more

  • Bloomsbury plaudit

    <p>Well done Bloomsbury. As far as this shop was concerned you brought a lot of fun back into bookselling. We were expecting to be busy... Read more

  • The Harry Potter giveaway

    <p>One can only but be amazed at the outstanding sales achieved by the latest Harry Potter and the delight that it has brought to millions... Read more

  • What hype?

    <p>Almost as many words have been written about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in the past week as copies of the novel... Read more

  • A record gap between sales and profits

    <p>When J K Rowling's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000) sold 372,775 hardback copies on publication, we thought that the record would be... Read more

  • Punch drunk on Potter mania

    <p>YOSSARIAN</p><p>The local independent bookstore owner, Gadfrey Heyward, pops in for his regular moan about chain bookshops, discounting, coffee etc. I'm a sucker for a good... Read more

  • Why you shouldn't give post to Hedwig

    <p>Horace Bent</p><p>The midnight launch of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix brought a little magic and fantasy into the lives of many children.... Read more

  • Puffin keep Madonna under wraps

    <p>The secrecy surrounding Madonna's forthcoming picture book, The English Roses (Puffin, 15th September, &#163;12.99, 0141380470), has left booksellers uncertain about their ordering decisions. It will... Read more

  • Greenhill teams with Chatham

    <p>Lionel Leventhal Ltd has acquired Trident Publishing, the company set up to run naval imprint Chatham. Leventhal will pair Chatham's catalogue of more than 100... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Run Away
    by Harlan Coben
  2. 2.
    The World's Worst Teachers
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  3. 3.
    Pinch of Nom
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
  4. 4.
    The Reckoning
    by John Grisham
  5. 5.
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz
    by Heather Morris
  6. 6.
    The Holiday
    by T M Logan
  7. 7.
    Turning Point
    by Danielle Steel
  8. 8.
    The Fox
    by Frederick Forsyth
  9. 9.
    Time to Eat
    by Nadiya Hussain
  10. 10.
    Absolute Proof
    by Peter James
16th August 2019

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