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  • World Book Day for adults

    <p> Tom Holman</p><p> World Book Day 2003 is to target adult readers more directly after complaints from retailers and publishers that previous celebrations... Read more

  • OUP improves margin in tough year

    <p> Philip Jones</p><p> Oxford University Press pushed its profit margin above 13%, despite tough trading conditions in the global economy and "conservative" buying... Read more

  • Contender and Heat &##34;Say What?&##34;

    <p>Contender Books, publisher of "Anything is Possible" by Pop Idol winner Will Young, has struck a deal with celebrity magazine Heat to be its official... Read more

  • Tempus appoints McLaren

    <p>Chris McLaren, former sales director at Faber, is among two new senior appointments at Tempus, the history publisher in which Books Etc founder Richard Joseph... Read more

  • World Book Day turns to adults

    <p>World Book Day 2003 is to target adult readers more directly after complaints from retailers and publishers that previous celebrations have concentrated too heavily on... Read more

  • Random House brushes off &##34;non-core&##34; label

    <p>Simon Master, deputy c.e.o. of Random House, has brushed off suggestions that the consumer book publishing giant is a non-core division within Bertelsmann. The accusation... Read more

  • Atlantic to grow Guardian Books

    <p>Atlantic Books is aiming to grow its Guardian Books imprint following the appointment of two new editorial staff. The Guardian has recruited Lisa Darnell as... Read more

  • PA renews anti-piracy campaign

    <p>The Publishers Association is to continue to pursue its anti-piracy campaign in India after renewing the contract of Akash Chittranshi, its advocate in charge of... Read more

  • Ingenta shares slide on sales warning

    <p>Ingenta, the online STM and academic publishing portal, has suffered a 41.5% drop in its share price to 81p after admitting that sales at its... Read more

  • BBC Books beats TV to sign Schama

    <p>BBC Books has acquired the next three books by popular historian Simon Schama in a deal worth more than &#163;1m. Unusually, the deal for UK... Read more

  • Bertram completes refinancing

    <p>The Bertram Group has completed the second and final phase of a financial restructuring which began last summer. Its financial backer and 90% owner, HgCapital,... Read more

  • Foyles lunches with children

    <p>Foyles, the independent bookshop famous for its literary luncheons, is to hold its first ever luncheon for children at London Zoo in September. Around 200... Read more

  • Polygon sold to Birlinn

    <p>Scottish publisher Birlinn has acquired Polygon, the award-winning literaryfiction and poetry imprint owned by Edinburgh University Press. The movefollows a review of EUP's publishing business... Read more

  • Blackwell's hires Rushby in supply role

    <p>Blackwell's UK has appointed Chris Rushby, former Waterstone's head of supply chain, as commercial manager to handle negotiations with suppliers and margin. The move comes... Read more

  • Splashing out on libraries

    <p> Sara Guild</p><p> Ten library authorities have received up to &#163;300,000 to spend on a programme that aims to help stop young people... Read more

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    by Lisa Jewell
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