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  • BA launches members' pension

    <p>The Booksellers Association is to provide all staff whose companies are members of the BA with access to a stakeholder pension with Legal&amp;General.</p><p> Meryl Halls,... Read more

  • WHS Christmas shops to boost books

    <p>Book publishers will benefit from W H Smith's plans to maximise sales in the Christmas trading period by opening up to 100 temporary stores. The... Read more

  • BVCD goes into liquidation

    <p>BVCD, the leading off-the-page book sales supplier, has gone into liquidation after its management failed to find a buyer for the business. The company owes... Read more

  • Amazon launches fund

    <p>US online bookseller Amazon.com has removed all retail messages from its welcome page and is displaying a link to the Red Cross disaster relief fund,... Read more

  • Frankfurt Book Fair to go ahead

    <p>The Frankfurt Book Fair is to go ahead as planned this year despite fears that US publishers would stay away because of security fears and... Read more

  • Publishing counts cost of New York terrorist strike

    <p>The New York book business was in a state of shock today following the devastating terrorist strikes on the World Trade Centre on Tuesday 11th... Read more

  • Hodder teams up with Learn.co.uk

    <p>Hodder Children's Books is to team up with online education company Learn.co.uk to publish a new series of educational books.</p><p> Hodder will have the exclusive... Read more

  • Gordon Wright in Savage buyout

    <p>Scottish independent Gordon Wright Publishing has been bought out for an undisclosed sum by Steve Savage, managing editor of condensed books at Reader's Digest.</p><p> Savage... Read more

  • Shingleton to Rightscom

    <p>Bob Shingleton, who left his job as Bertrams sales and e-commerce director abruptly after a boardroom reshuffle in July, has joined digital rights consultancy Rightscom... Read more

  • Gullane profits rocket

    <p>Pretax profit at UK-based rights company Gullane Entertainment, owner of Guinness World Records (GWR) and David and Charles's Children's Books, has rocketed by 60% to... Read more

  • Turnaround drops Brady book

    <p>UK book distributor Turnaround has dropped "The Gates of Janus", the controversial new book about serial killers written by Moors murderer Ian Brady, following a... Read more

  • Shake up at Random House Australia

    <p>Margaret Seale, deputy managing director of Random House Australia, has been promoted to m.d. in an executive reshuffle.</p><p> She will report to Brian Davies, chairman... Read more

  • British Bookshops battles through

    <p>British Bookshops and Stationers, the 48-strong chain formerly known as Sussex Stationers, battled against severe flooding, fuel protests and a delay to its new computer... Read more

  • WHS and Yahoo! push e-books

    <p>W H Smith has signed a raft of deals with Random House, HarperCollins, Taylor&amp;Francis, Time Warner and Cambridge University Press to sell their e-books on... Read more

  • Stratus sparks interest from two parties

    <p>House of Stratus has appointed corporate recovery specialist Hacker Young as adviser in a bid to raise extra investment to secure its financial future and... Read more

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    Pinch of Nom
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
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    Normal People
    by Sally Rooney
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    Heads You Win
    by Jeffrey Archer
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    The Outsider
    by Stephen King
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    The Mister
    by E. L. James
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    The House Across the Street
    by Lesley Pearse
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    Past Tense
    by Lee Child
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    Pieces of Her
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    Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid
    by Kinney, Jeff
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