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  • Blackwell streamlines publishing ops

    <p> Blackwell Publishers has revealed that it is to merge with Blackwell Science, of which it owns 32%, to create a single publisher with... Read more

  • Random UK leads the e-way

    <p> Random House UK has become the first UK trade publisher to enter the e-book market, unveiling a dedicated e-book list of more than... Read more

  • Truce in discount war?

    <p> Online booksellers in the UK have significantly reduced their discounts on titles across frontlist and backlist, according to research conducted by The Bookseller.... Read more

  • Terms fight rolls on

    <p> Waterstone's is redrawing its base terms with most smaller publishers to 50%, trade sources claimed this week. A number of publishers confirmed that... Read more

  • Penguin gets life of Spice

    <p> Penguin expects to have the book of the Frankfurt Book Fair this year with the autobiography of Posh Spice, a.k.a. Victoria Beckham. The... Read more

  • Orion goes global with illustrated list

    <p> Orion is to combine its illustrated publishing with that of Hachette Livre, its Paris-based sister company, under the new name Hachette Illustrated. The... Read more

  • Waterstone's supply scare

    <p> Waterstone's was working frantically to tackle delayed Christmas stock orders this week as publishers threatened to pull their books from Bertrams, which has... Read more

  • Helicon maps out growth

    <p> Helicon Publishing, a subsidiary of W H Smith, has acquired two large databases containing world atlas and road mapping information from Berkshire-based AND... Read more

  • Small publishers in terms quarrel

    <p> Two small to medium-size publishers have vowed to fight attempts by Waterstone's to win extra base discounts and credit terms.</p><p> The two... Read more

  • Fears EC will `erode' fixed-price systems

    <p> Feelings were running high when 300 European Union government officials, publishers, booksellers and authors gathered in Strasbourg last weekend to discuss the threats... Read more

  • Blackwell reveals cost of share purchase

    <p> Books and journals STM publisher Blackwell Science reported turnover from continuing operations of &pound;99.7m last year, up 2.7%, with its UK business performing... Read more

  • Andr&eacute; Deutsch snapped up by Carlton

    <p> Andr&eacute; Deutsch, the literary, sports and media publisher whose eponymous founder died earlier this year, has finally been snapped up by Carlton Books... Read more

  • WBD bid to broaden appeal

    <p> World Book Day will be targeted at adults, and young adults in particular, in a bid to widen its appeal, according to the... Read more

  • New Borders for Kingston

    <p> Borders will open a new superstore in Kingston upon Thames in south-west London next year.</p><p> The 28,000 sq ft store will occupy... Read more

  • Element legal battle looms

    <p> A legal battle over the future of the Element Books list looked likely this week after negotiations between the receiver, Arthur Andersen, and... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Hinch Yourself Happy
    by Mrs Hinch
  2. 2.
    Pinch of Nom
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
  3. 3.
    Past Tense
    by Lee Child
  4. 4.
    Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid
    by Jeff Kinney
  5. 5.
    Nine Perfect Strangers
    by Liane Moriarty
  6. 6.
    Fing
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  7. 7.
    Transcription
    by Kate Atkinson
  8. 8.
    Ambush
    by James Patterson & James O Born
  9. 9.
    The Moon Sister
    by Lucinda Riley
  10. 10.
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz
    by Heather Morris
19th April 2019

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