News

  • Flat growth for German trade in 2000

    <p> Germany' s publishing industry enjoyed a solid but unspectacular 2000, according to the annual market survey of trade magazine Buchreport. The top 100 publishers... Read more

  • Nelson Thornes goes second

    <p> Nelson Thornes became the second largest educational publisher in the UK after Pearson last year when it bought its rival Thomas Nelson. This week... Read more

  • HC under fire over WHS book

    <p> Angry independent booksellers have called for an explanation from HarperCollins this week over why it has published a special edition of the children's book... Read more

  • Amazon

    <p> Amazon offers customers the best experience of online shopping, according to a survey of 38 online retailers by retail consultancy the Javelin Group.</p><p>... Read more

  • Job losses likely in restructure at Marshall Publishing

    <p> A shake-up at Marshall Publishing has led to the loss of up to 10 jobs as the company shifts its focus further towards mass... Read more

  • First signs of green shoots?

    <p> Waterstone's reports best sales figures for two years, announces three branch closures</p><p> Waterstone's has reported its highest like-for-like sales growth in two years. As... Read more

  • Caution urged over tie-ins

    <p> Joel Rickett</p><p> Booksellers should exercise extreme caution when ordering non-book products tied in to films such as the forthcoming Harry Potter movie,... Read more

  • Bertrams and Ebrary launches

    <p> Bertrams showcased a new Epos product at LBF this year. Though aimed at booksellers, the inspiration came from an unlikely sourceMcDonald's.</p><p> Bertline... Read more

  • Attendance up, sales brisk at busy Salon du Livre

    <p> France: Barbara Casassus</p><p> The Salon du Livre closed its doors behind about 240,000 visitors last Wednesay, some 2.6% more than the 235,000... Read more

  • Canadian publishers bailed out

    <p> Canada: Monica Dobie</p><p> Canadian publishers have had to resort to government handouts to cope with the high volume of returns they face... Read more

  • Danes go cut-price

    <p> Denmark: Michael de Laine</p><p> Danish publishers are to make their first move towards cheaper books following the abolition of retail price maintenance.... Read more

  • SW libraries contracts

    <p> Askews Library Services, Peters Library Services, B&MBC and Dawson have beaten rivals to win a &#163;2.1m library supply contract from a Southwest-based buying... Read more

  • HC shuts illustrated and religious

    <p> HarperCollins UK is to shut down its dedicated illustrated and religious publishing divisions, folding the bulk of the lists into its trade and... Read more

  • WHS in e-book move with Microsoft

    <p> Richard Lewis</p><p> WHSmith.co.uk, the online arm of the high street retailer, is to sell e-books "by August". An online e-bookstore on the... Read more

  • County Bookshops hits trouble

    <p> County Bookshops, the UK's second largest remainder bookseller, has gone into administration. The news cast a heavy pall over the remainder book section... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Body
    by Bill Bryson
  2. 2.
    The Secret Commonwealth
    by Philip Pullman
  3. 3.
    Veg
    by Jamie Oliver
  4. 4.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  5. 5.
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    by J K Rowling; Jim Kay
  6. 6.
    18th Abduction
    by James Patterson
  7. 7.
    The Butterfly Room
    by Lucinda Riley
  8. 8.
    Wham! George & Me
    by Andrew Ridgeley
  9. 9.
    The Testaments
    by Margaret Atwood
  10. 10.
    Cilka's Journey
    by Heather Morris
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