• Retailers urged to roll out returns initiative

    <p>Chains were urged to finalise plans to roll out automated returns systems, as 2004 shaped up as a crunch year for the industry supply chain.</p><p>Anthony... Read more

  • Books bask in television spotlight

    <p>Conference speakers paid homage to the transformative impact of television initiatives on book sales, with the BBC's Big Read and Richard&amp;Judy's Bookclub praised heavily.</p><p>In his... Read more

  • Price debate moves beyond platitudes

    <p>The BA/PA Liaison Group is to commission consumer research into attitudes towards book prices, in a further sign that the discounting debate is moving beyond... Read more

  • Collaboration lifts Brighton 04

    <p>A buoyant book market and sunny skies ensured an upbeat 2004 BA conference this week.</p><p>About 460 delegates were in Brighton to appreciate the constructive changes... Read more

  • Family planning with DK

    <p> In 1999, Dorling Kindersley heralded its 25th anniversary with a very expensive trade fanfare; five years on, new owner Penguin has used the 30th... Read more

  • HMV records solid growth

    <p>Waterstone's parent HMV Group has said its yearly profit will match the highest City expecations, after strong Christmas trading continued into the spring. Brokers Baird... Read more

  • Government calls library summit

    <p>The government minister for libraries will host a conference on public libraries following the publication of a damning report on the service. Lord McIntosh will... Read more

  • Newton to chair WBD 2006

    <p>Bloomsbury c.e.o. Nigel Newton this week stepped up to become vice chair of World Book Day, as last year's vice Jo Howard took up the... Read more

  • Liaison group outlines plans

    <p>Early progress made by the joint BA-PA liaison group is evidence of a shift towards book industry collaboration, according to group co-chairs Anthony Forbes Watson... Read more

  • Heneage sees books boom

    <p>Books are entering a "boom market", according to Ottakar's m.d. James Heneage. In an upbeat address at the BA Conference's "Mapping the Future" session, Heneage... Read more

  • 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

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    Wrecking Ball
    by Jeff Kinney
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    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
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    Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
    by Adam Kay
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    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
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    by David Baldacci
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    Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal
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    The Hunting Party
    by Lucy Foley
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    Guinness World Records 2020
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    by Elton John
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    Tall Tales and Wee Stories
    by Billy Connolly
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