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  • Surviving the Angel of Death

    <p>Thank you for all the letters, emails and bricks that have winged my way since I sacked my assistant manager, Onion, last month. The bricks... Read more

  • DK to lose 44 staff in restructure

    <p>Penguin subsidiary Dorling Kindersley is to undergo a "radical" restructure with the loss of 44 jobs. The news was announced to staff by Penguin this... Read more

  • Profits plummet at Penguin

    <p>Penguin saw a decline of 24% in adjusted operating profit last year, with a weak US consumer market and problems with distribution contributing to the... Read more

  • Brown and the Book Club grow the market

    <p>Tom Holman writes</p><p>As Dan Brown's success rolls relentlessly on, evidence mounts that Transworld's star novelist is growing the whole market for books. </p><p>The Da Vinci... Read more

  • High tide for Italian trade

    <p>Herbert Lottman</p><p>The acqua alta rose only to ankle level during the Venice session of the Mauri Foundation booksellers school, but your correspondent managed to immerse... Read more

  • WHS refuses to budge on fines

    <p>W H Smith has refused to back down over the imposition of charges for late or partial book deliveries.</p><p>The chain was this week in talks... Read more

  • London libraries fail stock test

    <p>A straw poll of public libraries in London, conducted by The Bookseller, has shown the drought of recent bestselling books available on library shelves.</p><p>Of a... Read more

  • Bond to lead HC literary arm

    <p>Alison Bone </p><p>HarperCollins UK is to split out its literary publishing arm, placing it on a par with its General Books and Collins divisions.</p><p>The move... Read more

  • Hachette creates new children's force

    <p>Alison Bone</p><p>Watts Publishing and Hodder Children's Books are to merge as part of Hachette Livre's review of its UK operations, creating a &#163;30m business with... Read more

  • BBC plans adult literacy push

    <p>The BBC is to launch a three to five-year literacy campaign in October, targeting 12 million emergent readers aged between 25 and 54.</p><p>Called RaW (Reading... Read more

  • Tesco weighs in for WBD

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Nearly 700 Tesco stores will take part in this year's World Book Day activities, on top of a record 1,700 bookshops registered for the... Read more

  • End in sight for print journals, Reed says

    <p>Reed Elsevier c.e.o. Crispin Davis has forecast an end to print journal publishing after seeing online business at the STM giant rocket.</p><p>The group's electronic sales... Read more

  • Phaidon Press ventures into children's books

    <p>Phaidon Press is to launch a new children's list this summer, in its first move into the children's market.</p><p>Publisher Amanda Renshaw said that Phaidon's children's... Read more

  • The Book People prices up for profit

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>The Book People is to improve its profitability by aligning its selling prices more closely with those on the high street this year. The... Read more

  • Local books for local people

    <p>I was very interested to read of the success of local history books from a bookseller's perspective in Richard Barker's stimulating article "Tesco's better in... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Troubled Blood
    by Robert Galbraith
  2. 2.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  3. 3.
    Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day
    by Captain Tom Moore
  4. 4.
    7 Ways
    by Jamie Oliver
  5. 5.
    Mary Berry's Simple Comforts
    by Mary Berry
  6. 6.
    V2
    by Robert Harris
  7. 7.
    My Garden World
    by Monty Don
  8. 8.
    The Guest List
    by Lucy Foley
  9. 9.
    The Evening and the Morning
    by Ken Follett
  10. 10.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
25th September 2020

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