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  • US writers sue Google over copyright infringement

    <p>US writers' group the Authors Guild is suing internet search engine Google, claiming that its plan to digitise major library book collections infringes author copyright.... Read more

  • HMV posts Ottakar's offer document

    <p>HMV Group has sent out a 92-page offer document to Ottakar's shareholders detailing the full terms and conditions of its &#163;96.4m bid made on 8th... Read more

  • Ottakar

    <p>Ottakar's is to open three new bookshops in the next two months, bringing its estate to 141 stores by mid-November. The plans come despite HMV's... Read more

  • Tesco grows non-food sales

    <p>Tesco has grown its UK home entertainment sales, including books, DVD and music, by 17% in the 24 weeks to 13th August. The supermarket has... Read more

  • Crime pays in the windy city

    <p>Selina Walker</p><p>For any self-respecting crime writer, there was only one place to be last week: downtown Chicago, as Bouchercon--the biggest crime festival in the world--swung... Read more

  • China: an open and closed case

    <p>Ian Taylor</p><p>Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, first-choice partner for many foreign publishers, had a banner above the entrance to last week's Beijing International Book... Read more

  • The lion in winter

    <p>Caroline Horn</p><p>HarperCollins' summer campaign to drive sales of its classic Narnia titles is bearing fruit. Cinema advertising, retail promotions and airport posters drove an 844%... Read more

  • Guardian campaigns with Jamie

    <p>The Guardian is to serialise recipes from Jamie Oliver's new cookbook, in its first major Saturday marketing campaign since the launch of the Berliner format.... Read more

  • Viz brings Manga to Europe

    <p>San Francisco-based publisher Viz Media is entering into a joint venture with London-based Copyright Promotions Licensing Group to grow its Japanese manga and animation brands... Read more

  • Lustig leaves in Kogan Page restructure

    <p>Kogan Page sales and marketing director Stephen Lustig has been made redundant following a restructure at the business publisher. Under the changes the company's sales... Read more

  • Party season begins with a series of bangs

    <p>The party season began with a bang last week, literally. At Cape's bash for Salman Rushdie, deafening music was punctuated by the crash of waiters... Read more

  • Borders Express route

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Borders expects to convert further Books Etc shops into Borders Express stores next year, following the decision to rebrand its Solihull store this month.</p><p>Philip... Read more

  • Launch dates 'may move'

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Supermarkets may force the book industry to rethink its Monday launch dates initiative next year.</p><p>BA chief executive Tim Godfray said that a move away... Read more

  • Wood to lead m.b.o. at Chrysalis

    <p>Robin Wood is to lead a management buyout of Chrysalis Books for a price of &#163;12.5m. The move follows what parent company Chrysalis Group described... Read more

  • Bertrams trials books with newsagents

    <p>Bertrams is to trial the supply of books to newsagents, with the aim of developing a national network for the sector. Working with the National... 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
27th November 2020

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