<p>Judy Piatkus</p><p>It was not a good summer for sales, and stories are circulating of all sorts of books and companies not achieving their budgets. As... Read more


    <p>Antony Beevor</p><p>What a busy time the past two weeks have been. Nobody has been busier than Alan Giles, the chief executive of HMV, with his... Read more

  • Retailers shine on prize night

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>More than 400 guests at last night's inaugural Bookseller Retail Awards saw Borders named as the Headline Retail Chain of the Year.</p><p>The US-owned chain... Read more

  • Woolworths cuts for Christmas

    <p>Woolworths is planning a Christmas price-cutting campaign to follow its successful Martina Cole backlist promotion with the Sun.</p><p>The chain this week launched a sale which... Read more

  • Camplin succeeds Neurath at T&H

    <p>Alison Bone</p><p>Jamie Camplin, editorial director at Thames&amp;Hudson, is to move up to managing director. He will succeed Thomas Neurath, m.d. of the prestigious illustrated publisher... Read more

  • HC axes two jobs in sales

    <p>HarperCollins has made two more redundancies in its sales team, following the reduction of its field sales force from 16 to nine in June.</p><p>Key account... Read more

  • Wood in Chrysalis m.b.o.

    <p>Katherine Rushton</p><p>Robin Wood is in the final stages of negotiation for a &#163;12.5m management buyout of Chrysalis Books, lifting a cloud of uncertainty over the... Read more

  • Breathing space for HMV

    <p>HMV Group can extend its &#163;96.4m offer for Ottakar's by up to 60 days, giving it the chance to pull out if the Office of... Read more

  • 'Tougher' market for T&F book business

    <p>The STM and humanities publishing divisions at Informa Group struggled to grow sales in the first half of 2005 as the book publishing business experienced... Read more

  • Ottakar's warns of 'weakened' high street

    <p>Takeover target Ottakar's saw sales increase by 5.7% in the half-year to 30th July, but pretax losses grew by more than 60%, and the retailer... Read more

  • Picture book sales slump predicted

    <p>Research company Key Note has forecast a sustained decline in picture book sales, as publishers respond to retail destocking. The downward trend compares with Key... Read more

  • Grainger moves up at Kluwer

    <p>Fred Grainger, managing director of UK based educational publisher Nelson Thornes, has been appointed to the newly created position of chief operating officer (COO) for... Read more

  • HC US trials backlist incentives

    <p>HarperCollins US is hoping to increase its backlist sales through a new programme that gives rebates to booksellers who stock a certain percentage of its... Read more

  • Campkin to Virgin Megastores

    <p>Rob Campkin, previously head of music at MVC, has joined Virgin Megastores as category manager for the chain's books, paper products, digital, clothing and accessories.... Read more

  • EUK grows third-party sales by 19%

    <p>Supermarket supplier Entertainment UK's third party sales rose by 19.1% for the 26 weeks to 30th July 2005, continuing a period of strong growth at... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    A Promised Land
    by Barack Obama
  2. 2.
    Code Name Bananas
    by Walliams, David
  3. 3.
    The Ickabog
    by Rowling, J.K.
  4. 4.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  5. 5.
    Guinness World Records 2021
    by Guinness World Records
  6. 6.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  7. 7.
    The Deep End
    by Kinney, Jeff
  8. 8.
    The Sentinel
    by Lee & Andrew Child
  9. 9.
    Cook, Eat, Repeat
    by Nigella Lawson
  10. 10.
    Find Them Dead
    by Peter James
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