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  • Sterling goes solo

    <p>US illustrated publisher Sterling is to go it alone in the UK, selling its lists direct to wholesalers and key accounts. The move will see... Read more

  • Frankfurt claims top spot

    <p>The Frankfurt Book Fair is boasting that it is now "clearly the biggest book fair in the Anglophone world", with Hall 8 this year hosting... Read more

  • Brown accused of plagiarism

    <p>Joel Rickett</p><p>A preliminary hearing at the High Court next week will set the scene for a sensational The Da Vinci Code plagiarism trial, pitting the... Read more

  • Publishing pleasure

    <p>Judy Piatkus</p><p>It had been a lovely summer. My daughter had got married and I was about to go to Corfu and "crash out" after the... Read more

  • don't fear the web

    <p>Tom Turvey</p><p>In recent weeks there have been many questions about Google Print. Here's how it works. When users search on Google, instead of just searching... Read more

  • How to inspire Self

    <p>Forget Picador's champagne-fuelled party, the real place to be on Booker night was in a room above the Blue Posts pub in Fitzrovia. Hodder was... Read more

  • Granta. Milking it?

    <p>As I dashed from one party to another on Tuesday night, the talk was not, as might have been expected, all about the Booker and... Read more

  • Early Christmas launch for W H Smith

    <p>W H Smith last night (19th) launched its Christmas TV ad campaign with a "2 for &#163;20 on the top 20 hardbacks" offer. The first... Read more

  • Giles responds to merger criticism

    <p>Alan Giles has continued to defend HMV's plans to acquire Ottakar's. This week he wrote to Scottish newspaper The Herald to refute "factually incorrect observations... Read more

  • Frances Lincoln extends fiction

    <p>Independent publisher Frances Lincoln has announced plans to expand its children's offer with a range of "multi-cultural" fiction books aimed at pre-teens. The company plans... Read more

  • Scottish book chain

    <p>In your edition of 30th September ("Scots speak out on HMV bid"), you quote a motion put forward by Kenny MacAskill SNP MSP which states,... Read more

  • Save this unique chain

    <p>As a publisher's rep for many years it has been a real pleasure to be involved with Ottakar's.</p><p>James Heneage has created a unique chain, where... Read more

  • The Google threat

    <p>Nigel Newton (Letters, 7th October) seems to me overly concerned by Google and its showing of a few pages from publications. </p><p>With more than a... Read more

  • Not-so-lost classics

    <p>I am surprised to see Ann Radcliffe's novel The Romance of the Forest described by Alan Sutton in your article about his Nonsuch Classics list... Read more

  • The long road back

    <p>In all the hullabaloo surrounding Wottakar's, the quiet progress of W H Smith's, the sleeping giant of the book industry, has been overlooked by many.... Read more

Jobs in Books

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    A Promised Land
    by Barack Obama
  2. 2.
    Code Name Bananas
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  3. 3.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  4. 4.
    Guinness World Records 2021
    by Guinness World Records
  5. 5.
    30 Day Kick Start Plan
    by Joe Wicks
  6. 6.
    Shuggie Bain
    by Douglas Stuart
  7. 7.
    The Ickabog
    by J K Rowling
  8. 8.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  9. 9.
    The Deep End
    by Jeff Kinney
  10. 10.
    Ready Player Two
    by Ernest Cline

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