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  • Eurofile

    <p>Over the years Herbert Lottman has been recycling the views of the great and good in publishing and writing them up with approval. Now he... Read more

  • Consolidation-- the winners and losers

    <p>Well-sourced reports suggest that Random House is once again in the frame as a bidder for Time Warner Books. If such a merger takes place,... Read more

  • Don't cut output

    <p>Stephen Page ("Collaborate or collapse, 23rd May) called for--among other things--a greater proportion of budgets to be devoted to marketing and the recruitment of yet... Read more

  • Hot Property for Time Warner

    <p>Time Warner Books UK has put its sell-off worries to the back of its mind as it celebrates the Orange Prize victory of its author... Read more

  • Wise move for Murray

    <p>Hodder Headline's John Murray list is to build its commercial appeal following the surprise appointment of Gordon Wise as publishing director in charge of its... Read more

  • Ferrier to leave W H Smith

    <p>Cathy Ferrier, W H Smith director of books, is to leave the retailer at the end of June. WHS said the departure was "by mutual... Read more

  • Elsevier creates life science un

    <p>Elsevier Science has reorganised its life sciences publishing into a single division incorporating MDL Information Systems, the specialist software developer. The new Life Sciences... Read more

  • Newbrook moves to HarperCollins

    <p>Carl Newbrook, non-fiction controller of W H Smith, is to move to HarperCollins. The well-known head of WHS' non-fiction buying team has already left the... Read more

  • Saga prizes humour

    <p>The Saga group is to launch a new &#163;20,000 book prize for humorous writing by older authors. The Saga Award for Wit will be open... Read more

  • Random to publish extra autumn G

    <p>Random House is to bolster the autumn schedules with a surprise new novel by John Grisham. "Bleachers", Grisham's 16th novel, will be published by Random... Read more

  • Scholastic cuts workforce by 400

    <p>Dick Robinson, Scholastic Inc c.e.o., said in a statement: "In today's environment, we need to continue to reduce our cost structure. . .the ongoing savings... Read more

  • Schreyer to leave Books Etc

    <p>Rita Schreyer, long-standing commercial director of Books Etc, is to leave the company at the end of June. Borders UK, which owns the Books Etc... Read more

  • Who's afraid of the clubs?

    <p>The call by Julian Rivers of Bertrams for publishers to disclose book club deals is reasonable. Booksellers and wholesalers have a right to know, before... Read more

  • Still a juicy apple

    <p>Virago, 30 years old this year, still commands respect and affection, as its birthday celebrations last week made clear. It is one of the few... Read more

  • 9.30 a.m.

    <p>As ever, my timing is impeccable. Today we have the logistical nightmare of sorting out our display of the Big Read top 100. We're expecting... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  2. 2.
    The Long Call
    by Ann Cleeves
  3. 3.
    Big Sky
    by Kate Atkinson
  4. 4.
    Pinch of Nom Everyday Light
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
  5. 5.
    How the Dead Speak
    by Val McDermid
  6. 6.
    Tidelands
    by Philippa Gregory
  7. 7.
    A Rose Petal Summer
    by Katie Fforde
  8. 8.
    Pinch of Nom
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
  9. 9.
    The Five
    by Hallie Rubenhold
  10. 10.
    Unsolved
    by James Patterson
21st February 2020

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