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  • Canongate takes slice of Pi

    <p>Canongate Books generated profit of &#163;950,000 on sales of &#163;7.6m in 2003, powered by Man Booker Prize winner "Life of Pi", which has sold 1.45... Read more

  • WHS targets Scotland with promo

    <p>W H Smith is to roll out a new Scottish Book of the Month promotion across all of its stores in Scotland. The scheme will... Read more

  • Transatlantic route pays off for D&C

    <p>Aggressive selling into the US and improved sales of US titles in the UK helped the David&amp;Charles Group increase operating profits by 38% to &#163;1.96m... Read more

  • Blackwell

    <p>Blackwell's flagship Broad Street shop has been appointed as official bookseller for the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival. The festival, which will take place in... Read more

  • Lit Idol nears finale

    <p>Tom Easton, production manager at Hodder Children's Books, is one of five new novelists on the shortlist for "Lit Idol", the search for new talent... Read more

  • Borders

    <p>Borders UK has appointed three senior buyers to head specialist teams overseeing buying strategy for both its Borders and Books Etc brands. Mike Brookes Sullivan... Read more

  • Tesco fuels cover price debate

    <p>Tom Holman and Fiona Fraser</p><p>Publishers have already stopped printing cover prices on some paperbacks sold through Tesco, in a move that is sure to intensify... Read more

  • Audio dynamite

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Rows of indistinguishable plastic boxes; CD cases randomly mixed with cassettes; bestselling new titles battling for space with slow-selling stock. These were familiar sights... Read more

  • Credit cards and craic in Galway

    <p>Tim Godfray</p><p>The Irish branch of the Booksellers Association held its biennial Conference in Galway from 27th to 29th February, under the chairmanship of Geraldine O'Dea... Read more

  • Politics and retailer power

    <p>Gayle Feldman</p><p>Publishing's head honchos assembled on Capitol Hill last week for the annual meeting of the Association of American Publishers, led by current chair, HarperCollins... Read more

  • Capital reading campaign grows sales

    <p>The Mayor of London's Get London Reading campaign boosted book sales in the capital last week.</p><p>Nielsen BookScan General Retail Market figures for the week ending... Read more

  • Challenge to win new readers

    <p>Tom Holman</p><p>Books need to improve their image to win over new readers, early findings from Book Marketing Ltd's "Expanding the Market" suggest.</p><p>The latest section of... Read more

  • Copyright payments hit high

    <p>The Copyright Licensing Agency has announced record payments to rights-holders for the use of their work in its new annual review.</p><p>The CLA paid out &#163;38.7m... Read more

  • Database problems drag on

    <p>Joel Rickett</p><p>Booksellers and publishers have continued to encounter serious problems with information from Nielsen BookData's new combined bibliographic database, which has replaced the separate Book... Read more

  • Pearson rides out education cycles

    <p>Pearson Education saw worldwide sales drop by 6% to &#163;2.451bn in 2003 in another tough year for professional publishing. Operating profit was down 2% to... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Normal People
    by Sally Rooney
  2. 2.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  3. 3.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  4. 4.
    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
    by Collins, Suzanne
  5. 5.
    Slime
    by Walliams, David
  6. 6.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  7. 7.
    The Art of Resilience
    by Ross Edgley
  8. 8.
    The Family Upstairs
    by Lisa Jewell
  9. 9.
    Many Rivers to Cross
    by Peter Robinson
  10. 10.
    Lockdown
    by Peter May
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