• DK waits for bids as staff go

    <p> Dorling Kindersley has announced plans to axe 40 full-time staff and 100 freelance positions in the UK. The full-time staff will be lost from... Read more

  • HarperCollins sales rocket

    <p> Profits and turnover at HarperCollins Worldwide continued to surge foward in the second half of 1999, and the News Corporation-owned publisher more than doubled... Read more

  • Price maintenance in Germany stays

    <p> Germany is to be allowed to retain its fixed book pricing policy, but the cross-border agreement between Germany and Austria must change, the European... Read more

  • Paperbacks more expensive in UK

    <p> The top 10 paperbacks in the UK are more expensive than their equivalents in the US and Germany, the first international prices survey by... Read more

  • Cunningham in joint venture

    <p> Barry Cunningham and children's publisher Egmont have announced a joint venture to form a new publishing company, as revealed by The Bookseller (21st January).</p><p>... Read more

  • Booker Prize bends the rules

    <p> The Booker Prize judges may have to read more than 130 novels this year following a change to the rules of entry. Publishers continue... Read more

  • Amazon in rapid UK growth

    <p> has announced sales figures for the first time, showing turnover of &pound;26m for the fourth quarter to 31st December 1999. This represents a... Read more

  • WHS terms call

    <p> W H Smith is meeting with publishers to review terms on new titles. It is believed to be asking for up to 5% more.</p><p>... Read more

  • Waterstone's window charge

    <p> Waterstone's has confirmed that it is planning to introduce charges for window displays as part of its revamped marketing effort announced late last year,... Read more

  • B&amp;N chief hails Net boost for book market

    <p> Internet booksellers are growing the market for books, according to Leonard Riggio, chairman of Barnes &amp; Noble. Mr Riggio's comments came as he announced... Read more

  • RH Group takes 16% of market

    <p> The Random House Group, including Transworld, took a 15.5% share of book sales through the general retail market (GRM) last year with a turnover... Read more

  • Gill Evans in strategic role at RH

    <p> The appointment of Gill Evans as publishing director of Random House Children's Books emphasises the division's commitment to the fiction and picture book markets... Read more

  • Trade move for exemptions from Danish r.p.m.

    <p> In a surprise move ahead of the parliamentary cultural affairs committee's open hearing on book prices on Wednesday (9th February), Denmark's publishers have proposed... Read more

  • Leclerc boosts culture stores

    <p> French hypermarket group Centres Leclerc is to more than double the number of its Espace Culturels outlets to 80 by 2005. At present the... Read more

  • shapes up for share offer

    <p> Bertelsmann has confirmed that it plans to float its Internet book retailer in May. The initial public offering is most likely to be... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The World's Worst Teachers
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  2. 2.
    The Reckoning
    by John Grisham
  3. 3.
    Pinch of Nom
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
  4. 4.
    The Fox
    by Frederick Forsyth
  5. 5.
    Absolute Proof
    by Peter James
  6. 6.
    Run Away
    by Harlan Coben
  7. 7.
    The Holiday
    by T M Logan
  8. 8.
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz
    by Heather Morris
  9. 9.
    The Man With No Face
    by Peter May
  10. 10.
    One Minute Later
    by Susan Lewis
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