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  • Nettleton joins Working Partners

    <p>Charles Nettleton, former Hodder Children's Books m.d. who left in June, is joining editorial packaging house Working Partners to set up an adult arm. He... Read more

  • McBride joins Amazon.co.uk as m.d.

    <p>Brian McBride, managing director for T-Mobile UK, has been appointed managing director of Amazon.co.uk. The online retailer has been without an m.d. since Robin Terrell... Read more

  • OFT delays Ottakar's decision until next week

    <p>The Office of Fair Trading has again delayed its decision on whether to refer HMV's proposed takeover of Ottakar's to the Competition Commission. The OFT... Read more

  • Know your business

    <p>Tim Relf</p><p>Forget the sensitive, sulky image of an author. Some tortured soul working alone in a garret, impossible to deal with, possessing no business brain... Read more

  • Perfect pitching

    <p>Damian Horner</p><p>Considering how much rides on a pitch in terms of money, pride and emotion, it is depressing how uninspiring most presentations turn out to... Read more

  • Free to those that can afford it

    <p>Katherine Rushton</p><p>When Lulu launched in 2002 in the US, the idea was to do for publishing what eBay did for auctions: to create a passage... Read more

  • Google wars

    <p>Gayle Feldman</p><p>The great god Google, like the Roman Janus, has two faces, both of which were visible in New York a week before Thanksgiving. In... Read more

  • CWA Gold Dagger

    <p>I don't want to rehearse again the reasons for excluding translated work from the Gold Dagger next year, which have been fairly covered by Katherine... Read more

  • Fact or fiction?

    <p>Watching disinterestedly from the margins, it strikes me that for The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail camp to accuse The Da Vinci Code camp... Read more

  • How publishers fuel the frenzy

    <p>Price may be a blunt weapon, but few have been afraid to wield it this year. W H Smith's early start to the festive high... Read more

  • BCA cuts clubs as 64 staff leave

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>BCA is to cut its number of book clubs from 20 down to eight by merging catalogues from January.</p><p>The move is part of a... Read more

  • New Writing gets upgrade

    <p>Katherine Rushton</p><p>Macmillan has unveiled the first eight titles to be published in April under its controversial New Writing scheme, but appears to have upgraded its... Read more

  • HC pushes up profits

    <p>HarperCollins UK recorded a 31% growth in operating profit despite flat turnover in the year to end-June 2005.</p><p>Turnover stood at &#163;165.56m over the period, compared... Read more

  • Publishers warned on distribution legalities

    <p>Alison Bone</p><p>Publishers are being warned to take a close look at their distribution agreements following a long-awaited judgement over the 2003 liquidation of Plymbridge Distributors.</p><p>The... Read more

  • Amazon joins the 50% frenzy

    <p>Amazon.co.uk this week increased its discount to 50% on more than 100 bestselling Christmas books.</p><p>The offer, part of a "100s of low- price deals" promotion... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Wean in 15
    by Joe Wicks
  2. 2.
    Normal People
    by Sally Rooney
  3. 3.
    Slime
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  4. 4.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  5. 5.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  6. 6.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  7. 7.
    Lockdown
    by Peter May
  8. 8.
    Girl, Woman, Other
    by Bernardine Evaristo
  9. 9.
    Mrs Hinch: The Little Book of Lists
    by -
  10. 10.
    Conversations with Friends
    by Sally Rooney
22nd May 2020

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