News

  • At home on the range

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Booksellers worked hard to make up for a lack of obvious Christmas hardback hits, but the wide spread of titles eventually benefited high street... Read more

  • Indies look beyond price cuts

    <p>Ben Cardew</p><p>Independent booksellers continued to hold out against the heavy discounting of the large chains and supermarkets over Christmas 2003. </p><p>Independents with no direct local... Read more

  • Offering more for less

    <p>Fional Fraser</p><p>Competition for Christmas spend was more intense than ever this year, with the chains throwing their weight behind multibuy offers and discount campaigns to... Read more

  • Late, and great for some

    <p>A late push in the final three shopping days before Christmas, together with strong post-Christmas sales offers, helped high street booksellers catch direct sales rivals... Read more

  • Future in balance for Oneword Radio

    <p>Oneword Radio is battling for its future after its entire staff were made redundant this week, Tom Holman writes.</p><p>Nine full-time employees at the digital station,... Read more

  • County collapse hits creditors

    <p>Publishers and wholesalers serving the remainder and discount market have been hit by the collapse of County Bookshops, one of the leading chains in the... Read more

  • Swann shakes up WHS and shuts Sloane Square

    <p>A shake-up at W H Smith has seen the departure of three senior retail managers and the creation of a commercial director's role.</p><p>It came as... Read more

  • Borders upbeat on Christmas

    <p>Borders UK claimed to have outperformed rivals in its locations this Christmas, as its US parent reported International sales up 28.2% for the three months... Read more

  • Waterstone's hits Oxford St

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Waterstone's is to open a new superstore on Oxford Street this autumn, following the opening of five new branches last year.</p><p>The chain will take... Read more

  • Supermarkets ready to step up price war in 2004

    <p>Price competition between supermarkets will develop into an all-out war this year, according to retail research group Verdict.</p><p>The prediction came as Sainsbury's and Asda confirmed... Read more

  • BCA reworks staff contracts

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p>Staff at BCA see new terms of employment begin this month, after being forced to sign contracts that cut their entitlement on redundancy.</p><p>Two employees... Read more

  • Cruickshank to chair Taylor&amp;Francis

    <p> Taylor&amp;Francis has appointed Don Cruickshank, former chairman of the London Stock Exchange, as non-executive director and chairman. He will succeed Robert Kiernan, who retires... Read more

  • Monty Bright's 2004 predictions

    <p>January The relaunched Publishing News features a replacement for the much-missed Ronnie the Rep. Sadly, Karen the Key Accounts Manager fails to capture the trade's... Read more

  • Panda eats, shoots, but does it eat, roots?

    <p>Horace Bent</p><p>My "Bookworm on the Internet" colleague Anne Weale has discovered from an online writers' forum that in Australia they think there is a word... Read more

  • Christmas employment

    <p>I observe that the enterprises department of the National Archives is looking for an "Assistant Retail Sales Manger" (Career Focus, 9th January). It is nice... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Body
    by Bill Bryson
  2. 2.
    The Secret Commonwealth
    by Philip Pullman
  3. 3.
    Veg
    by Jamie Oliver
  4. 4.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  5. 5.
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    by J K Rowling; Jim Kay
  6. 6.
    18th Abduction
    by James Patterson
  7. 7.
    The Butterfly Room
    by Lucinda Riley
  8. 8.
    Wham! George & Me
    by Andrew Ridgeley
  9. 9.
    The Testaments
    by Margaret Atwood
  10. 10.
    Cilka's Journey
    by Heather Morris
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