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  • Fnac embarking on rapid expansion

    <p> French bookselling chain Fnac is speeding up its expansion plans, both within France and overseas. Ten new shops, including six outside France, are... Read more

  • Batch.co.uk goes live

    <p> A new era in transactions between booksellers and publishers began this week with the launch of Batch, the invoicing and payment system.</p><p>... Read more

  • Amazon joins BookTrack universe

    <p> Sales monitoring agency Whitaker BookTrack is to provide its most accurate measure of total book sales to date with the launch of a... Read more

  • W H Smith awards open doors to public

    <p> W H Smith has overhauled its flagship literary award to let the general public play a role in the judging process, as revealed by... Read more

  • Harcourt sale hots up as bids roll in

    <p> Bidding for US educational and professional publishing giant Harcourt General has entered its second round with McGraw-Hill, the New York-based college and professional... Read more

  • 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

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Testaments
    by Margaret Atwood
  2. 2.
    Veg
    by Jamie Oliver
  3. 3.
    The Institute
    by Stephen King
  4. 4.
    Lies Lies Lies
    by Adele Parks
  5. 5.
    The Fear Bubble
    by Ant Middleton
  6. 6.
    The Stone Circle
    by Elly Griffiths
  7. 7.
    Revenge
    by James Patterson
  8. 8.
    The Handmaid's Tale
    by Margaret Atwood
  9. 9.
    The Second Sleep
    by Robert Harris
  10. 10.
    A Spark of Light
    by Jodi Picoult
20th September 2019

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