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  • Palmer to steer library forum

    <p>The Reading Agency has named Tom Palmer as the co-ordinator of its new initiative to strengthen links between publishers and libraries. Palmer will help to... Read more

  • Copyright payments hit high

    <p>The Copyright Licensing Agency has made record payments to rights-holders for the use of their work. The CLA paid out &#163;38.7m to publishers and authors... Read more

  • T&F and Informa merge, books unit to move

    <p>Taylor&amp;Francis is to merge with Informa Group, the London-based business information publisher, to create a group with combined revenues of &#163;513m. The deal coincided with... Read more

  • Non-fiction and classics drive Penguin UK

    <p>Penguin Group worldwide sales rose 2% to &#163;840m last year, while operating profit was up 2% to &#163;91m. A strong backlist performance in the UK... Read more

  • Goul-Wheeker backs cover price removal

    <p>Trevor Goul-Wheeker has reiterated his support for a removal of cover prices from books. The executive director of books at W H Smith said that... Read more

  • Random buys CW Daniel lists

    <p>The Random House Group has acquired the lists of C W Daniel, the 101 year old independent mind, body and spirit publisher. C W Daniel's... Read more

  • Amazon opens Authors

    <p>Amazon.co.uk has launched a new Authors' Lounge facility, offering its customers the chance to watch short author interviews online. The new service has been developed... Read more

  • Booker judges announced

    <p>The judges for the 2004 Man Booker Prize to join chair Chris Smith MP are: novelist Tibor Fischer; writer Robert Macfarlane; Rowan Pelling, editor of... Read more

  • A week with Vicky

    <p>Victoria Barnsley, c.e.o. of HarperCollins, last week offered Daily Telegraph readers a diary of her working life. She finds that "it is possible to mix... Read more

  • DK elevates creatives

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p>Dorling Kindersley is to reorganise its creative teams into six subject groups, each with its own publishing director.</p><p>The four adult groups will be health... Read more

  • Audio opportunity for indies

    <p>An innovative range management tool could help independent booksellers grow their sales of audiobooks this year. The techniques, developed by BBC Audiobooks, have led to... Read more

  • BA-PA group grows and agrees launches

    <p>The PA/BA Liaison Group, previously known as the trade forum, has been expanded to include wholesaler representation. Following a request from the BA, Gardners m.d.... Read more

  • Pan Mac parts from Channel 4

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p>Pan Macmillan has parted ways from Channel 4 Books, ending a five-year publishing partnership.</p><p>The move occurred after the existing contract came up for review... Read more

  • Cork crisis draws on

    <p>The optimism of some publishers about the future of supermarket supplier Cork International is flagging, as talks to resolve the financial crisis have yet to... Read more

  • Oneword talks continue

    <p>The future of digital radio books station Oneword remains in the balance, as co-parent UBC Media continues investment negotiations.</p><p>UBC is nearing the end of discussions... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
    by Collins, Suzanne
  2. 2.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  3. 3.
    Normal People
    by Sally Rooney
  4. 4.
    Slime
    by Walliams, David
  5. 5.
    Wean in 15
    by Joe Wicks
  6. 6.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  7. 7.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  8. 8.
    Lockdown
    by Peter May
  9. 9.
    Killer Instinct
    by James Patterson
  10. 10.
    The Family Upstairs
    by Lisa Jewell
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