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  • Lightning Source opens UK plant

    <p>Lightning Source, the US-based print-on-demand and e-book fulfilment operation, will open its first UK plant on Tuesday 31st July. The UK operation, based at Rooksley,... Read more

  • Ingenta adds Kluwer

    <p>Online academic research service Ingenta has signed Dutch publisher Wolters Kluwer to its service. The deal will add 720 specialist journals to its operation, bringing... Read more

  • Foraging out readers

    <p>Open Libraries, a new company founded by reader development agency Opening the Book and the Society of Chief Librarians, has won a &#163;350,000 award to... Read more

  • Trotman bought by Empower

    <p>Empower, a division of the employment group Manpower, has acquired the Trotman Group, publisher of university and careers-related handbooks and a recruitment consultant. The sum... Read more

  • Harry Potter publishers' big pay day

    <p>Nigel Newton, Bloomsbury chief executive, and Liz Calder, publishing director, collected almost &#163;150,000 each last week after buying and selling shares in the quoted publisher... Read more

  • New Delhi raid seizes 27,000 books

    <p>Police in New Delhi have arrested seven people and seized more than 27,000 books in the largest seizure of pirated books in India to date.... Read more

  • Stratus shares suspended

    <p>Shares in the troubled on-demand publisher House of Stratus have been suspended after the company admitted that sales in the first half of its financial... Read more

  • Premier Direct issues second profits warning

    <p>Premier Direct, the display marketing bookseller, has seen its share price plunge by more than 30% after issuing its second profit warning this year. The... Read more

  • Triptych collapses

    <p>Triptych, the computer systems group that provides the Bestseller system in more than 200 bookshops in the UK, has ceased trading. No official announcement has... Read more

  • Feature phased out

    <p>Headline is to roll its thriller imprint Feature into its Review list. The move is part of a wider refocusing of Headline's publishing activities to... Read more

  • Reed journals face boycott

    <p>A group of UK and US scientists has vowed to boycott Reed and Harcourt General STM journals from September, following the merger of the two... Read more

  • Page appointed Faber chief executive

    <p>Stephen Page, group sales and marketing director of HarperCollins, has been made chief executive of Faber in a surprise announcement made today (Thursday). Page, 36,... Read more

  • Deaver delight

    <p>Jeffery Deaver's "The Empty Chair" (&#163;5.99, 0340767499), published by W H Smith-owned Hodder, has won this year's W H Smith Thumping Good Read Award. The... Read more

  • SO drops exclusive Bertrams deal

    <p>The Stationery Office has dropped wholesaler Bertrams as the sole distributor of its products. The highly publicised special arrangements, put in place 18 months ago,... Read more

  • Oneword lashes BBC's digital plans

    <p>Oneword, the digital radio station dedicated to reading, has lashed out at the BBC for attempting to imitate its award winning format with the launch... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal
    by Mrs Hinch
  2. 2.
    Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
    by Adam Kay
  3. 3.
    Me
    by Elton John
  4. 4.
    No Mercy
    by Martina Cole
  5. 5.
    Dead at First Sight
    by Peter James
  6. 6.
    Tall Tales and Wee Stories
    by Billy Connolly
  7. 7.
    The Body
    by Bill Bryson
  8. 8.
    The Christmas Wedding
    by Dilly Court
  9. 9.
    Veg
    by Jamie Oliver
  10. 10.
    The Secret Commonwealth
    by Philip Pullman
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