News

  • Us and things

    <p>Stuart Proffitt has bought for Allen Lane a far-reaching account of consumer culture: The Consuming Passion: A History of Our Relationship with Things by Frank... Read more

  • International deals for MJ thriller

    <p>A debut thriller called The Blade Itself by Marcus Sakey, bought in a two-book deal by Rowland White for Michael Joseph, has been attracting international... Read more

  • Dixon sells two to Portobello

    <p>Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann has to Portobello Portrait with Keys by Ivan Vladislavich. The author is described by Philip Gwyn Jones at Portobello as... Read more

  • HC buys Spinney's second

    <p>Mitzi Angel has bought for HarperCollins The Quick, a second novel by Laura Spinney. The novel concerns a doctor obsessed with a patient suffering from... Read more

  • Honderich on terrorism

    <p>Continuum will rush out in April Humanity, Terrorism, Terrorist War: Palestine 9-11, Iraq 7-7 by Ted Honderich. The book, agented by Caroline Michel of William... Read more

  • Penguin wins Greenspan book

    <p>Penguin has paid a reported $8m for world rights in a book by Alan Greenspan, former head of the US Federal Reserve. The book, outlining... Read more

  • OFT considers supermarket competition investigation

    <p>The Office of Fair Trading has said that it intends to refer the grocery market, dominated by Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco, to the Competition... Read more

  • Baigent stands his ground at High Court

    <p>The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail author Michael Baigent today appeared to recover some of yesterday's lost initiative in the High Court, as he... Read more

  • Restoration tie-in

    <p>English Heritage will publish the tie-in to the next series of the BBC programme "Restoration", to be broadcast in summer 2006. EH bought the rights... Read more

  • Tesco

    <p>Tesco book buyer Caroline Ridding is to join HarperCollins in the newly created role of special publishing projects director. Ridding will report to Amanda Ridout,... Read more

  • Hodder buys secondary school publisher

    <p>Hodder Education, the educational division of Hodder Headline, has added the Philip Allan Updates secondary school publishing business to its stable for an undisclosed sum.... Read more

  • Lulu expands in Europe and launches 'Blooker' Prize

    <p>Print-on-demand Lulu has launched local-language websites in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. The company is set to begin printing in the UK this... Read more

  • MacLehose honoured at LBF

    <p>Christopher MacLehose, publisher-at-large at Harvill Secker, won the LBF Lifetime Achievement Award in International Publishing. Presenting the prize, Bloomsbury's Liz Calder described him as "a... Read more

  • Baigent retracts some Da Vinci claims

    <p>The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail authors found themselves on shaky ground in court today, as Michael Baigent retracted parts of his witness statement... Read more

  • World Book Day boosts sales but fails to beat record

    <p>The annual boost of World Book Day saw sales in the week to 4th March increase by 3.8% on the previous seven days, but the... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Skincare
    by Caroline Hirons
  2. 2.
    The Room Where It Happened
    by John Bolton
  3. 3.
    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
    by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  4. 4.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  5. 5.
    Girl, Woman, Other
    by Bernardine Evaristo
  6. 6.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  7. 7.
    The Guardians
    by John Grisham
  8. 8.
    No Mercy
    by Martina Cole
  9. 9.
    The Country Bride
    by Dilly Court
  10. 10.
    Criss Cross
    by James Patterson
3rd July 2020

Latest issue
view online or
subscribe now

Issue No 5891
Friday, July 3 2020

Back issues
available here