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  • July sales pick up

    <p>Increased consumer confidence and retail summer reading promotions have helped to spark an increase in high street book sales following a lacklustre June. Sales data... Read more

  • Penguin unites Ladybird and Warne

    <p>Penguin has pulled together its Ladybird and Frederick Warne lists to create a new pre-school publishing division. Sally Floyer, m.d. at Warne, will take on... Read more

  • Books may benefit from education funding boost

    <p>Educational publishers could be among those in line to benefit following the announcement of a major increase in government funding for schools. The Chancellor's Comprehensive... Read more

  • HarperCollins pulls out of returns initiative

    <p>HarperCollins has pulled out of the first stage of the book industry returns initiative, just days before the scheme was due to go live. HC... Read more

  • Warning over 'Fair Guide'

    <p>The Office of Fair Trading has warned publishers to read the small print before signing up to book fair directories after more than 236 companies... Read more

  • McFarlane to leave Egmont

    <p>Susannah McFarlane is to step down as managing director of Egmont Books. She will leave her post in September to return to her native Australia... Read more

  • Philipps is new Murray m.d.

    <p>Hodder Headline has appointed Roland Philipps, publishing director at Hodder&amp;Stoughton, managing director of John Murray, which HH bought in May. He is to take up... Read more

  • BA to recruit m.d.

    <p> The Booksellers Association is to appoint a managing director for the first time, to "raise the profile of the BA and its members".</p><p>... Read more

  • BBC learns new languages

    <p> Tom Holman</p><p> BBC Worldwide is to make an aggressive foray into the adult foreign language learning market through a new partnership with... Read more

  • Book Data to feed Bowker

    <p> Book Data is to feed UK title records into the Global Books in Print database of Bowker, the world's biggest book information company,... Read more

  • Returns to be sent to jail

    <p> Richard Lewis</p><p> Prisoners in Merseyside are to play a central role in the book industry returns initiative by destroying unsold books. Tests... Read more

  • General collapse hits home

    <p> UK publishers have fared better than their Canadian counterparts following the collapse of GDS. Monica Dobie and Alan Osborne report</p><p> Publishers may... Read more

  • Borders stakes out UK position

    <p> The combined sales of Borders Books&amp;Music stores in the UK and the Books Etc chain rose by 34% to &#163;109m during Borders' second... Read more

  • Founders retire from T&F's Martin Dunitz

    <p> Martin and Ruth Dunitz are to retire from Martin Dunitz, the professional medical publisher which they founded in 1978.</p><p> The company has... Read more

  • Exit offer to Toby Blackwell

    <p> Private talks between Blackwell Publishing chairman Nigel Blackwell and his uncle Toby Blackwell have led to an offer which could break the deadlock... Read more

Jobs in Books

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  1. 1.
    The Beast of Buckingham Palace
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  2. 2.
    Guinness World Records 2020
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  3. 3.
    Wrecking Ball
    by Jeff Kinney
  4. 4.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  5. 5.
    Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
    by Adam Kay
  6. 6.
    Me
    by Elton John
  7. 7.
    Tall Tales and Wee Stories
    by Billy Connolly
  8. 8.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  9. 9.
    The Body
    by Bill Bryson
  10. 10.
    Behind the Mask
    by Tyson Fury
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