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  • Amazon launches UK Marketplace

    <p>Amazon.co.uk has announced it will sell second-hand books from third parties on its site alongside new books. The introduction of the scheme, called Marketplace, follows... Read more

  • T&F maintains strong growth

    <p>STM publisher Taylor&amp;Francis maintained its record of high growth in 2001, despite only making one big acquisition during the year. Turnover increased by 18%, from... Read more

  • Advances attacked

    <p> Joel Rickett and Louise Allen-Jones</p><p> Business guru Sir John Harvey Jones has attacked publishers for over-compensating authors. At a LBF Bloomsbury Business... Read more

  • Trade e-books failing to deliver

    <p> Tom Holman and Philip Jones</p><p> Trade e-books in their current form have no future, delegates were told at the ePub London conference... Read more

  • Bloomsbury targets US

    <p> New, high-profile authors and an expansion of its US activities emerged as top of Bloomsbury's list of possible investments after another excellent year... Read more

  • Back to business at LBF

    <p> The packed aisles and stands at Olympia on Monday (18th March) told the story of a booming, productive London Book Fair 2002, Joel... Read more

  • Travel books lose their way

    <p> Liz Bury</p><p> Lonely Planet is to shed 15% of its staff worldwide and smaller rival Cadogan Guides is to close its UK... Read more

  • HC scraps business and merges reference

    <p> HarperCollins UK is to close down its specialist business books division and may sell off its business list.</p><p> Victoria Barnsley, c.e.o., said... Read more

  • Random ties up Harvill deal

    <p> Liz B ury</p><p> Random House's acquisition of Harvill Press has ended a long period of uncertainty for the independent, which described it... Read more

  • Kluwer drives on with online

    <p> Wolters Kluwer saw its Internet sales rise dramatically in 2001, up 74% to Euro398m (&#163;248.8m) during the year to end-December. The result means... Read more

  • Backlist is alive and kicking

    <p> Philip Jones</p><p> The death of the backlist has been greatly exaggerated, a packed seminar at the LBF was told.</p><p> Jane Friedman,... Read more

  • Book People sets growth sights

    <p> The Book People, the Godalming-based direct-mail and workplace bookseller, is to open a new warehouse in north Wales as it sets ambitious growth... Read more

  • World Book Day sales fail to top last year

    <p>Poor weather and a strike by teachers in London meant that sales of children's books during the week of World Book Day (14th March) were... Read more

  • Bloomsbury targets US for growth

    <p>Bloomsbury intends to invest in high profile new authors and expand its US operations, after another excellent year put the group in a strong cash-positive... Read more

  • Travel publishers lose their way

    <p>Travel publishers Lonely Planet and Cadogan Guides have restructured their businesses. Lonely Planet is to shed 15% of staff worldwide in a global restructure. The... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Secret Commonwealth
    by Pullman, Philip
  2. 2.
    The Body
    by Bill Bryson
  3. 3.
    Veg
    by Jamie Oliver
  4. 4.
    The Testaments
    by Margaret Atwood
  5. 5.
    Sword of Kings
    by Bernard Cornwell
  6. 6.
    Cilka's Journey
    by Heather Morris
  7. 7.
    The Butterfly Room
    by Lucinda Riley
  8. 8.
    18th Abduction
    by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
  9. 9.
    Wham! George & Me: The Sunday Times Bestseller
    by Andrew Ridgeley
  10. 10.
    The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch
    by Fletcher, Tom
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