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  • 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

  • Profile builds business

    <p>Independent publisher Profile Books has grown its sales by 3% to &#163;2.4m during the year to end-March, helped in part by the acquisition of HarperCollins... Read more

  • PLS makes Wise move

    <p>PLS makes Wise move</p> Read more

  • Miller joins Canongate

    <p>Andy Miller, former editorial director at Fourth Estate, is to return to publishing as paperback publisher for Canongate Books. He will oversee Canongate's vertical publishing,... Read more

  • Leitch to drive Compass academic

    <p>Independent book sales company Compass is to launch a new service for academic publishers in the UK and Ireland. Alan Leitch, former m.d. of Blackwell's... Read more

  • Waterstone's strengthens margin

    <p>Waterstone's has continued to strengthen gross margin, according to an update from parent HMV Group. A new book reordering system, adapted from HMV music stores,... Read more

  • Bourne rejoins W&N

    <p>Adrian Bourne will return to Orion as managing director of Weidenfeld&amp;Nicolson in November. He previously joined as head of W&N in February 2002, having stepped... Read more

  • Cross-industry forum kicks off

    <p>The councils of the Booksellers Association and the Publishers Association have finally approved the 12 names who will make up their new joint forum. The... Read more

  • Ottakar's looks to Christmas aft

    <p>Ottakar's has identified 50,000 sq ft of retail space where it could open new stores next year. The potential for organic growth was highlighted at... Read more

  • Ottakar's warns of cover price 'own goal'

    <p>Ottakar's has warned that removing cover prices from books would be a "massive own goal" for the industry. But W H Smith has indicated that... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Testaments
    by Margaret Atwood
  2. 2.
    Veg
    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.
    Revenge
    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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