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  • Annan names new imprint Fig Tree

    <p>Former Viking publishing director Juliet Annan has found a name for her new imprint at Penguin, which will be called Fig Tree. Fig Tree launches... Read more

  • Busman's holiday

    <p>Reading for the sheer pleasure of it is something book people too seldom do, says Scott Pack.</p><p>I am writing this while on holiday, tapping away... Read more

  • Books NEED heroes . . .

    <p>. . . not committees. Is the trend toward publishing by plebiscite such a good thing? asks Anthony Cheetham.</p><p>There was a time when risk, in... Read more

  • Riley leaves Faber

    <p>Faber editor-in-chief Jon Riley is to leave the publisher. Last October Riley stepped down temporarily because of ill health; he is now departing the company... Read more

  • Standard settles with Cape over Saturday spoiler

    <p>The Evening Standard has agreed a settlement with Jonathan Cape after it broke the embargo on its interview with Ian McEwan for launch date title... Read more

  • Early selling challenges Launch Dates Code

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>The Monday Launch Dates initiative has come up against its first serious challenge, with more than 7,500 copies of Bloomsbury's The Two of Us... Read more

  • Libraries need the web

    <p>Tim Coates (27th May) again draws attention to a sad decline in book borrowing. A healthy democracy depends on a literate, well-informed public. On many... Read more

  • Does Pack know best?

    <p>Scott Pack complained (13th May) about the broadsheets' literary pages. What is the point of them, he mused, answering that they " should inspire reading.... Read more

  • The best of times, the worst of times

    <p>Book market continues to grow solidly but profits remain under pressure.</p><p>Why, while the rest of the high street suffers its worst spell since the recession... Read more

  • Newton warns on 'McBookshops'

    <p>Joel Rickett</p><p>Bloomsbury c.e.o. Nigel Newton has warned of a "frightening homogenisation of taste" across international book markets, driven by the marketing push on a handful... Read more

  • W H Smith improves indie access

    <p>Alison Bone</p><p>Small publishers struggling to sell to retail chains have welcomed a move by W H Smith to improve access to buyers. The move was... Read more

  • Dialling Bigmouth

    <p>The news that the famous Deep Throat of Watergate fame has been revealed is obviously good news for publishers looking to spend money on books... Read more

  • Raine gets cheesy

    <p>Nigella Lawson, Salman Rushdie, Sir Paul Smith, Jung Chang, Alan Yentob . . . the River Cafe's 10th anniversary celebration and launch of River Cafe... Read more

  • Orange appeal

    <p>Nicholas Clee</p><p>The Orange Prize, 10 years after its founding, has disarmed its critics. Some of them still have reservations about a literary award confined to... Read more

  • 'Clone towns' report dismissed by BRC

    <p>The British Retail Consortium has dismissed "oversimplistic" calls from the New Economics Foundation to restrict the size of supermarket chains and promote local retailers. In... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    My Life in Red and White
    by Arsene Wenger
  2. 2.
    Life's What You Make It
    by Phillip Schofield
  3. 3.
    War Lord
    by Bernard Cornwell
  4. 4.
    Rag-and-Bone Christmas
    by Dilly Court
  5. 5.
    Ghosts
    by Dolly Alderton
  6. 6.
    Mary Berry's Simple Comforts
    by Mary Berry
  7. 7.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  8. 8.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  9. 9.
    Serpentine
    by Philip Pullman; Tom Duxbury
  10. 10.
    Kay’s Anatomy
    by Kay, Adam
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