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  • Seasonal cheer for booksellers

    <p>Creative retail strategies and high-spending customers meant that Christmas 2001 was strong for many booksellers, according to The Bookseller's largest ever Christmas in the Bookshops... Read more

  • Hodder moves Hawthorne

    <p>Hodder&amp;Stoughton is to bring forward publication of Sir Nigel Hawthorne's autobiography following the actor's death over Christmas. The book, "Straight Face", had been scheduled for... Read more

  • Sales leap but profits dip at O'Mara

    <p>Michael O'Mara, the publisher of "Wan2tlk?" and Andrew Morton's "Posh&amp;Becks", has seen its operating profit fall for a third consecutive year, its latest results show.... Read more

  • Advanced Marketing expands

    <p>Distributor and wholesaler Advanced Marketing has split into three divisions after completing a &#163;1m redevelopment of its office and warehouse premises in Bicester, Oxon. A... Read more

  • British booksellers open to Euro business

    <p>British bookshops have given a languid reception to the arrival of the euro as a cash currency, with many saying they are prepared to accept... Read more

  • Libraries borrow from booksellers

    <p> Libraries are to be offered the chance to borrow booksellers' marketing strategies through the launch of a new range of display and promotional... Read more

  • Mesquita to head AA Publishing

    <p> Stephen Mesquita has been made AA Publishing managing director as a group-wide initiative to create a coherent AA brand gets under way. Former... Read more

  • Library book spending slips

    <p> Tom Holman</p><p> Spending on books by public libraries is continuing to shrink despite a small increase in overall expenditure, according to the... Read more

  • Transworld challenged by Orion's fast year

    <p> Transworld has kept its place as the leading publisher on the 2001 paperback fastsellers list (see Alex Hamilton's fastsellers list) despite a strong... Read more

  • Last-minute sales net &#163;30m

    <p> Richard Lewis</p><p> Christmas came late in 2001, but &#163;30m in sales was worth the wait. Reports of busy bookshops across the UK... Read more

  • Ringing the changes in bookselling

    <p> Richard Lewis on 'Book Retailing In Britain'</p><p> Centralised promotions from bookshop chains have driven publishers to focus on "ephemeral" frontlist titles, according... Read more

  • Continuum grows its Scottish list

    <p> Continuum International Publishing has purchased Handsel Press, the scholarly Christian publisher based in Scotland, to merge with T&T Clark, the Edinburgh-based academic religious... Read more

  • John Catt pairs up with Peridot

    <p> John Catt Educational, the Suffolk-based publisher of information about independent schools, has merged with Peridot Press, publisher of The Gap-Year Guidebook. It was... Read more

  • Academic quizzes booksellers

    <p> Richard Lewis</p><p> A new research project promises to lift the lid on the working lives and attitudes of today's booksellers.</p><p> The... Read more

  • Konemann crashes

    <p> Anja Sieg</p><p> Konemann, the international specialist bargain and promotional books publisher, has called in the administrators. The future of the company, based... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Wrecking Ball
    by Jeff Kinney
  2. 2.
    Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
    by Adam Kay
  3. 3.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  4. 4.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  5. 5.
    Behind the Mask
    by Tyson Fury
  6. 6.
    Guinness World Records 2020
    by
  7. 7.
    Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal
    by -
  8. 8.
    Lady in Waiting
    by Anne Glenconner
  9. 9.
    Tall Tales and Wee Stories
    by Billy Connolly
  10. 10.
    Me
    by Elton John
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