• Arcadia gets fresh investment

    <p>Independent publisher Arcadia is to receive new investment from Andrew Gifford, one of the primary early investors in Fourth Estate. Arcadia said the deal... Read more

  • New BBC show to boost books

    <p>BBC 2 is to launch a new regular primetime arts show that promises to give prominent coverage to books. The show could provide a further... Read more

  • Palgrave to publish for ONS

    <p>Palgrave Macmillan has won a contract to be official publisher for the Office for National Statistics. The five-year contract covers all print titles produced by... Read more

  • Guy promoted to Greenwich Editions

    <p>Chrysalis Books Group has appointed Robert Guy as the new m.d. of its Greenwich Editions imprint. Guy will leave his job as export sales director... Read more

  • Publishing Skills available online

    <p>The Publishing Skills Group has developed a new website for launch after the Frankfurt Book Fair. The PSG was founded in March as an alliance... Read more

  • Liaison Group turns to returns

    <p>Working parties of publishers and booksellers are drawing up plans to reduce returns across the UK book industry.</p><p>Companies represented on the BA-PA Liaison Group have... Read more

  • Chrysalis Books opens review

    <p>Tom Holman</p><p>Chrysalis Books has begun an independent review of its publishing assets amid fresh speculation over its future this week.</p><p>The rumours mounted as the publisher... Read more

  • Virgin dips into loss

    <p>Virgin Books has posted an operating loss of &#163;148,000 for the 15 months to end-August. The figure was skewed by a switch in the popular... Read more

  • Knighton leaves Ottakar's on a high

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p>Ottakar's unveiled improved margin and upbeat like-for-like growth as it announced the departure of Edward Knighton as finance director.</p><p>The bookseller is to open seven... Read more

  • Newton gets his knuckles rapped

    <p>It was only to be expected that Bloomsbury's latest results would be greeted by a welter of tired old Harry Potterisms, &#224; la the Scotsman's... Read more

  • Hands off Hachette style

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p> French group Lagard&#232;re, through its subsidiary Hachette Livre, has a reputation for benign parenting to live up to in the UK following its... Read more

  • Guardian book sales go online

    <p>Guardian Newspapers Ltd has extended its partnership with Bertram Books through a new bookselling website.</p><p>Bookshop ( will sell the Guardian's own books as well... Read more

  • Mitchinson sets up concept shop

    <p>A concept bookshop for "quite interesting people" to visit has been opened in the centre of Oxford by John Mitchinson.</p><p>QI Books is named after the... Read more

  • Tesco supply deals signed

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Entertainment UK is expanding its books team to help service long-term contracts with publishers supplying Tesco supermarkets.</p><p>The distributor has agreed terms with publishers in... Read more

  • Trade Nibbies to move

    <p>The trade prizes section of the British Book Awards will be presented next year at the BA annual conference. The ceremony will replace the gala... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Giver of Stars
    by Jojo Moyes
  2. 2.
    The World’s Worst Parents
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  3. 3.
    The Last Widow
    by Karin Slaughter
  4. 4.
    The Institute
    by Stephen King
  5. 5.
    The Body
    by Bill Bryson
  6. 6.
    Girl, Woman, Other
    by Bernardine Evaristo
  7. 7.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  8. 8.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  9. 9.
    The Sun Sister
    by Lucinda Riley
  10. 10.
    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
    by Reni Eddo-Lodge

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