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  • Alpha issues profit warning

    <p>Alpha Airports Group, provider of airline catering services and operator of the World News and Bookbound travel shops, has issued a profit warning despite a... Read more

  • Pearson Education loses Jovanovich

    <p>Pearson Education chief executive Peter Jovanovich is leaving the company for medical reasons. Jovanovich, who is also a member of Pearson's board, took a leave... Read more

  • Headline reps become 'regional managers'

    <p>Headline has restyled its sales reps as UK regional managers. From 1st April, Headline's reps will become regional managers, and will cover all aspects of... Read more

  • Top 200 bestsellers take 10% of US market

    <p>The top 200 US bestselling books in 2004 accounted for 10.8% of the total market, as measured by Nielsen BookScan US. The 200 combined to... Read more

  • What price a chart place?

    <p> Price competition between high street, internet and supermarket booksellers stepped up another gear last year.</p><p>The average selling price of all books through the TCM... Read more

  • Publisher power league '04

    <p> A breakdown of sales by publisher reveals the results of the intense battle for market share--and the winners and losers of 2004.</p><p>Nielsen BookScan's Total... Read more

  • Bookselling by numbers

    <p>Tom Holman</p><p> The book business continues to hunt the holy grail of expanding the market--but sales are already swelling more than some may realise.</p><p>Although the... Read more

  • Onion Peelings: bookselling

    <p>The blog of a free-spirited bookseller fighting against the forces of tyranny, fascism, censorship and the rising price of the Judge Dredd Megazine.</p><p> 21st June... Read more

  • RH slams Standard

    <p>Random House has demanded compensation from the Evening Standard after the paper broke a signed embargo on Ian McEwan's novel Saturday.</p><p>Dan Franklin, publisher at RH's... Read more

  • Buyer panel to set launch dates

    <p>A new panel of eight senior retail buyers is to select which titles will be given official Monday launch dates. The move is expected to... Read more

  • Hachette guns for Random

    <p>Tom Holman</p><p>Hachette has set out to overtake a buoyant Random House as the largest consumer publishing group in the UK.</p><p>The French media group's acquisition of... Read more

  • W H Smith pre-sells new Potter for &##163;9.99

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>W H Smith is taking pre-orders for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (r.r.p. &#163;16.99) at just &#163;9.99 in its high street stores, fuelling... Read more

  • Waterstone's suspends m.d. hunt

    <p>Waterstone's is not yet actively looking for a new m.d. to replace David Gilbert, who resigned in October.</p><p>Brian McLaughlin, HMV Group c.o.o. and acting m.d.... Read more

  • Index raises sales

    <p>Index Books, the Kettering-based direct sales specialist, increased its sales by 36% in 2004. In the year to end-December, turnover increased from &#163;14m to &#163;19m.</p><p>Pretax... Read more

  • BBC puts books on back burner

    <p>Alison Bone</p><p>BBC Worldwide's hunt for joint venture partners for its book division is on the back burner as it looks for a suitable partner for... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  2. 2.
    7 Ways
    by Jamie Oliver
  3. 3.
    Think Like a Monk
    by Jay Shetty
  4. 4.
    The Guest List
    by Lucy Foley
  5. 5.
    The Boy from the Woods
    by Harlan Coben
  6. 6.
    Once Upon A Tyne
    by Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly
  7. 7.
    Zero Negativity
    by Ant Middleton
  8. 8.
    The Testaments
    by Margaret Atwood
  9. 9.
    Those Who Are Loved
    by Victoria Hislop
  10. 10.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
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