• The Book Partnership sets sites on indies

    <p>Online provider The Book Partnership has developed a simplified website service for independent booksellers. TBP.Web will create personalised websites for independents, to enable them to... Read more

  • Foyles finds Hayden

    <p>Foyles has appointed David Hayden to the role of product manager to succeed Robert Palmer, who left the bookshop in June.</p><p>Mr Hayden has just returned... Read more

  • The Friends salute our hero

    <p>The Friends of Cheetham have been in a right old two-and-eight this week. Ever since the night of the long knives we've been on 24-hour... Read more

  • Fixing a price

    <p>Peter Clifford</p><p> More than 75 years ago, Sir Stanley Unwin said in The Truth about Publishing: "The price of books is a matter of such... Read more

  • A leaf from Oprah et al

    <p>The new meaning of book clubs.</p><p>Bertelsmann's UK book club operation, BCA, continues to be in recovery mode as it adjusts to a trading environment completely... Read more

  • Bending the rules in a good cause

    <p> A correspondent from Ottakar's, betraying only a hint of bias, writes</p><p>Guildford is a town of fierce competition. As well as Ottakar's gorgeous branch, it... Read more

  • Coldstream and the Mail

    <p>John Coldstream complains ("Opinion: caveat vendor", 10th September) about the serialisation of his book, Dirk Bogarde, in the Daily Mail.</p><p>As is our custom, we showed... Read more

  • Liverpool University list to press ahead

    <p>Liverpool University Press, the humanities and social science publisher, has created a new limited company as a vehicle for its commercial activity.</p><p>David Attwooll, formerly m.d.... Read more

  • Simon&amp;Schuster looks to profit from UK

    <p>Joel Rickett</p><p>Simon&amp;Schuster has set challenging profit targets for its UK operation, as the turnround of the company under m.d. Ian Chapman enters its final phase.</p><p>S&S... Read more

  • Indies can beat chains, Franklin says

    <p>Independent booksellers should play up their distinctiveness from "bland" chain competitors and forge links with local communities, Andrew Franklin of Profile Books told the inaugural... Read more

  • LBF mulls move to Docklands

    <p> London Book Fair organisers are consulting over a move to London Docklands from 2006.</p><p> Many UK publishers are in favour of a move across... Read more

  • Frankfurt chief ousted

    <p>Volker Neumann is to depart as director of the Frankfurt Book Fair from next year, in a move announced just three weeks before the start... Read more

  • Readathon to extend reach into schools

    <p>Readathon is working with publishers to expand its reach into primary schools in the UK during Children's Book Week (4th to 10th October). The scheme... Read more

  • Love Story for today's teens

    <p>Piccadilly Press has signed a six-book deal with CosmoGirl! to publish teen fiction in association with the magazine. The new titles will carry both companies'... Read more

  • Booktrust outlines plans for laureate

    <p>Booktrust, which is taking on administration of the Children's Laureate, is to involve children and parents in the appointment process for the next laureate in... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Giver of Stars
    by Jojo Moyes
  2. 2.
    The World’s Worst Parents
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  3. 3.
    The Last Widow
    by Karin Slaughter
  4. 4.
    The Institute
    by Stephen King
  5. 5.
    The Body
    by Bill Bryson
  6. 6.
    Girl, Woman, Other
    by Bernardine Evaristo
  7. 7.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  8. 8.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  9. 9.
    The Sun Sister
    by Lucinda Riley
  10. 10.
    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
    by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Latest issue
view online or
subscribe now

Issue No 5894
Friday, July 24 2020

Back issues
available here