• Coetzee wins Nobel prize

    <p>South African novelist J M Coetzee has been awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature, the world's biggest single literary award. He was cited today... Read more

  • Authors back paper campaign

    <p>A group of bestselling authors has backed a new Greenpeace campaign to encourage UK publishers to use environment-friendly paper.</p><p>J K Rowling, Philip Pullman, Helen Fielding,... Read more

  • Arts Council builds children's books plan

    <p>The Arts Council is to develop a new children's literature strategy encompassing all areas of children's books, from bookselling and publishing to teacher training and... Read more

  • Industry forum off the blocks

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>The new forum to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the UK book industry held its inaugural meeting this week.</p><p>Waterstone's product director... Read more

  • A Korean fantasy future

    <p>John Jarrold</p><p>The Korean literary and publishing establishment is buzzing with energy, and it wants much closer ties with the UK. This was the overwhelming message... Read more

  • Bargain books to take off in recession-hit Germany

    <p>Germany: Anja Sieg</p><p>With the recession biting and strict fixed pricing on books, Germany's booksellers are embracing bargain books with a new passion.</p><p>A product that was... Read more

  • Nail chooses a suitor

    <p>Eve Gray</p><p>New Africa Investments (Nail) has recommended to shareholders the acceptance of a R381m (&#163;33m) bid for its media holdings from a consortium led by... Read more

  • A great gift--voodoo dolls

    <p>Horace Bent</p><p>My readers may nominate entries for the Diagram Prize for the Oddest Title of the Year no matter where they notice them. Nevertheless, I... Read more

  • No trouble with success

    <p>At Tindal Street Press we have no trouble with our success (Leader, 26th September): only excitement, gratification and astonishment. A great deal of work, certainly,... Read more

  • Prices on books

    <p>The current debate about pricing on book jackets raises serious questions that must be answered by those who wish to live in what James Heneage... Read more

  • But lit eds want scoops

    <p>For a journalist, the story comes first</p><p>Newspapers, however, are always going to be tempted to review early, as Robert McCrum made clear in the Observer... Read more

  • A quick win for the forum

    <p>One issue that the new body can tackle right away</p><p>The new cross-industry forum is potentially one of the most constructive ever outcomes from a Booksellers... Read more

  • Continental shift

    <p>More crime in translation is coming to Britain</p><p>Bitter Lemon Press, an independent publisher launching in January 2004, will be introducing a new tranche of crime... Read more

  • From flasher to flashier

    <p>Montgomery Bright</p><p>9.15 a.m. Calendars, produced by us and a local printer, arrive. They feature our town in a series of decades old photos, some not... Read more

  • BMJ Books to be sold

    <p>The British Medical Association has put its book publishing unit BMJ Books on the market. It was believed to have turnover of &#163;2.5m last year... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Testaments
    by Margaret Atwood
  2. 2.
    by Jamie Oliver
  3. 3.
    The Institute
    by Stephen King
  4. 4.
    Lies Lies Lies
    by Adele Parks
  5. 5.
    The Fear Bubble
    by Ant Middleton
  6. 6.
    The Stone Circle
    by Elly Griffiths
  7. 7.
    by James Patterson
  8. 8.
    The Handmaid's Tale
    by Margaret Atwood
  9. 9.
    The Second Sleep
    by Robert Harris
  10. 10.
    A Spark of Light
    by Jodi Picoult
20th September 2019

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