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  • CUP expands in law with Lexis buy

    <p>Cambridge University Press has acquired the Law in Context series of 40 titles from LexisNexis UK, part of Reed Elsevier.</p><p>The law list for final year... Read more

  • Kluwer's new strategy excites investors

    <p>Wolters Kluwer's share price has continued its recent upward run, reaching &#8364;14.20 (&#163;9.67) after results were published last week.</p><p>The rise, despite a decline in sales... Read more

  • Grant and Burton grow Infinite Ideas

    <p>Joel Rickett</p><p>A new company combining trade publishing and content licensing has been launched with &#163;1m venture capital backing.</p><p>The company, Infinite Ideas, is the brainchild of... Read more

  • Street trader Jordan goes to jail

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Booksellers who united against book theft ringleader Ronald Jordan celebrated this week as he was sentenced to 30 months in prison.</p><p>The sentence followed January's... Read more

  • Politico's to move out of Westminster base

    <p>Specialist political bookshop Politico's is to close its London shop after a year-long battle against rent rises and the central London congestion charge. The business... Read more

  • Owl owner expands into rural Scotland

    <p>Kevin Ramage, owner of the Owl Bookshop in London, has bought a watermill in Perthshire, Scotland to convert into a 4,000 sq ft bookshop, art... Read more

  • Supermarkets opt out of WBD

    <p>Asda has opted not to take part in this year's World Book Day, despite the decision by the WBD executive committee that supermarkets could join... Read more

  • Wilson tops Cookson in libraries

    <p>Tom Holman</p><p>Children's author Jacqueline Wilson has taken Catherine Cookson's mantle as the UK's most popular author in public libraries, according to new data from the... Read more

  • Profile shoots to new heights

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p>Profile Books will double its turnover to &#163;5m this year, in a classic tale of small publisher transformed by unexpected bestseller.</p><p>The nation's penchant for... Read more

  • Something fishy in the stockroom

    <p>It's amazing what some people will do for money; some eat bugs on live television, as their peers bitch about them behind their backs (which... Read more

  • A softy takes a relaxing break

    <p>Sarah Mahaffy, m.d. of The Good Web Guide, writes to ask me if I might be interested in reviewing The Good Web Guide for Book... Read more

  • Freelances

    <p>Freelances are usually justified in complaining about the poor treatment they get from their publisher clients. Please may I gladden some hearts by telling about... Read more

  • Database cock-up

    <p>We have just had a telephone call from Paul Catchpole, the frustrated publisher of Locomotives International, to say that his bestselling Steam Locomotives of Mozambique... Read more

  • Women in Publishing

    <p>Women in Publishing will be celebrating its silver anniversary in a few weeks' time, and we wish to contact "old girls"--particularly the founding members--who have... Read more

  • Prices on books-- what we don't know

    <p>Confusion marks the cover prices debate.</p><p>Our article about book cover prices ("What price power?",) should present a sobering read to both advocates and opponents of... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
    by Collins, Suzanne
  2. 2.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  3. 3.
    Normal People
    by Sally Rooney
  4. 4.
    Slime
    by Walliams, David
  5. 5.
    Wean in 15
    by Joe Wicks
  6. 6.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  7. 7.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  8. 8.
    Lockdown
    by Peter May
  9. 9.
    Killer Instinct
    by James Patterson
  10. 10.
    The Family Upstairs
    by Lisa Jewell
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