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  • Mother-in-law revealed

    <p>In a recent interview, Waterstone's product director David Roche saw his name reproduced as Roach. Operations director Nick Williams pointed out the mistake to more... Read more

  • The Cork Collapse

    <p>While publishers reconsider the way in which they are going to deal with supermarkets after the Cork debacle, I would like to share a few... Read more

  • Where is the gateway fiction?

    <p>Colin Butts</p><p>There have been a number of recent well-publicised drives to get the "Great British Public" to discover/re-discover the joys of the written word. Implicitly,... Read more

  • Back to books

    <p>Libraries must keep readers at their heart.</p><p>Public libraries have drawn some heavy criticism since the publication of Libri's "Who's in Charge?" report. The paper generated... Read more

  • Waterstone

    <p>Book selections by staff are to play a more prominent role in Waterstone's stores, in a plan unveiled by m.d. David Gilbert at the chain's... Read more

  • Libri to lobby at library seminar

    <p>Library charity Libri has renewed demands for an urgent overhaul of the public library service ahead of a government summit on its future. The seminar... Read more

  • Johnson victory for Funder and Granta

    <p>Granta is reprinting 20,000 copies of Anna Funder's Stasiland (&#163;7.99, 1862076553) following the victory of the book last night (15th June) at the &#163;30,000 BBC... Read more

  • WHS appoints UK Retail f.d.

    <p>W H Smith has appointed Robert Moorhead as finance director of its UK Retail division, to join in the autumn. He succeeds Mark McMenemy, who... Read more

  • Six figures--and that ain't Hay

    <p>John Updike, who is presumably more at home with ham on rye than Hay-on-Wye, made his way to the Welsh borders last week. Having already... Read more

  • Well versed in the commercial arts

    <p>Joel Rickett</p><p>Who says poetry is in crisis? The unveiling of the 20 Next Generation Poets attracted widespread media coverage last weekend; the poets have started... Read more

  • Sorting Oranges from lemons

    <p>Katharine Viner</p><p>As a judge of this year's Orange prize, I'd like to thank Britain's publishers for the brilliant novels by women they've published this year.... Read more

  • NBN drops Plymbridge name

    <p>NBN, the US company which bought troubled UK distributor Plymbridge last November, is to drop the Plymbridge name and rename it NBN International. Irv Myers,... Read more

  • Gazza grabs Headlines

    <p>Headline has put the final touches to a marketing and publicity blitz for Gazza: My Story, with the first print run now up to 200,000... Read more

  • Vintage promotes Arthur

    <p>Jason Arthur has been made editorial director of Vintage, Random house's literary paperback division. Arthur has been senior editor at Vintage since 2001, and has... Read more

  • Bryson bags science prize

    <p>Bestselling travel writer Bill Bryson beat the scientists at their own game last night when he won the 2004 Aventis Prize for Science Books for... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The World’s Worst Parents
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  2. 2.
    Girl, Woman, Other
    by Bernardine Evaristo
  3. 3.
    Skincare
    by Caroline Hirons
  4. 4.
    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
    by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  5. 5.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  6. 6.
    No Mercy
    by Martina Cole
  7. 7.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  8. 8.
    The Secret of Cold Hill
    by Peter James
  9. 9.
    The Guardians
    by John Grisham
  10. 10.
    Slime
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
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