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  • VAT threat to multiple supply

    <p>Children's publishers could face a rise in VAT rates on some products after a tightening of tax guidelines on non-book items.</p><p>A recent test case has... Read more

  • Booksellers back BA catalogue

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>The BA Christmas Books catalogue increased sales for 69% of booksellers, according to a Booksellers Association survey. </p><p>More than two-thirds of the 90 independent... Read more

  • Reed shares bounce back

    <p>Reed's share price jumped 42.25p to 495.25p during trading on Thursday after it unveiled a rise in operating margin from 23% to 24% for 2003,... Read more

  • Cork upbeat as supply continues

    <p>Publishers' and supermarkets' support for Cork International will lead to "a positive outcome" within a few days, the distributor has claimed, Fiona Fraser writes.</p><p>Chris Rushby,... Read more

  • Supermarkets 'drive deflation'

    <p>Booksellers will fight aggressively over terms this year, according to a new report that claimed they want greater equality with supermarkets, Liz Bury writes.</p><p>The research... Read more

  • Crunch point for returns

    <p>Returns are running level with last year at 15% despite booksellers' efforts to improve stock management over Christmas.</p><p>The judgement has come from publishers as the... Read more

  • Watts Publishing sales 'on a roll'

    <p>Children's publisher Watts Publishing continued its consistently strong growth in 2003, with sales rising by 12% to &#163;12.8m.</p><p>The increase included a jump in US coedition... Read more

  • Quarto aims to double in size

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p>Quarto Group's share price hit a year high of 177.5p this week, after the company said it could double in size within the next... Read more

  • The publishers who like to say yes

    <p>When, as he inevitably must, Sir Richard Attenborough makes a Major Motion Picture called "The Ted Smart Story" (or maybe just "Smart"), there'll be plenty... Read more

  • Second thoughts on monogamy

    <p>Yes, I do know that I promised, just last week, that I would put a stop to Eats, Shoots&amp;Leaves stories. But the thing is, I... Read more

  • On the right road

    <p>You report that "Ordnance Survey publishes new maps only once every five years "(The Bookseller, Travel Supplement, 30th January), but I'm glad to assure your... Read more

  • Richard and Judy

    <p>As an independent bookseller I welcomed the chance to see the "Richard and Judy" book club slot for the first time last Wednesday. Like many... Read more

  • Saying prayers for Cork

    <p>Supermarket sales have become vital</p><p>Mass market publishers complain about the hard negotiating of the supermarkets. They might therefore be expected to regard as a blessing... Read more

  • VAT threat to multiple supply

    <p>Children's publishers could face the prospect of increased VAT rates on some of their products after a tightening of tax guidelines on non-book items. A... Read more

  • Chains to seek better terms

    <p>Booksellers are to fight aggressively with publishers over terms this year, said a new report that claimed they want greater equality with supermarkets. The research... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Wean in 15
    by Joe Wicks
  2. 2.
    Normal People
    by Sally Rooney
  3. 3.
    Slime
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  4. 4.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  5. 5.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  6. 6.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  7. 7.
    Lockdown
    by Peter May
  8. 8.
    Girl, Woman, Other
    by Bernardine Evaristo
  9. 9.
    Mrs Hinch: The Little Book of Lists
    by -
  10. 10.
    Conversations with Friends
    by Sally Rooney
22nd May 2020

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