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  • The new year blues

    <p>Judy Piatkus</p><p>Whether you have had a great Christmas season or a tough one, come January there is nowhere to hide. Even when you have had... Read more

  • Sense and stupidity

    <p>It is a truth universally acknowledged that idle hacks in want of a kick-off for a couple of hundred words about Jane Austen will always... Read more

  • Clary ponders further passage

    <p>Ebury held a comedy night in Soho last week to cheer up booksellers with the January blues--and to flag up some forthcoming titles in the... Read more

  • Clary ponders further passage

    <p>Ebury held a comedy night in Soho last week to cheer up booksellers with the January blues--and to flag up some forthcoming titles in the... Read more

  • 'Counterfactual' hope for HMV

    <p>HMV's case for the proposed acquisition of rival bookseller Ottakar's may be strengthened by the Competition Commission's consideration of the consequences of blocking the merger.</p><p>City... Read more

  • 'Pay for your own libraries' says Bucks council after protests

    <p>Buckinghamshire County Council has asked residents to take financial responsibility for local libraries, after proposals to close eight branch libraries were met with protests.</p><p>In a... Read more

  • Games Workshop to launch list

    <p>Alison Bone</p><p>International games giant Games Workshop is launching a science fiction and fantasy imprint in spring 2007, through subsidiary BL Publishing.</p><p>The Solaris list will d&eacute;but... Read more

  • Blackwell's can grow, says new chairman

    <p>Blackwell's new executive chairman Gerry Connolly has an "open mind" about the future direction of the academic chain.</p><p>He told The Bookseller there were "no plans... Read more

  • WHS claims margin firm

    <p>W H Smith has claimed that it maintained margin on books at the expense of market share in the final two weeks before Christmas.</p><p>The chain's... Read more

  • Summit thrashes out digital issues

    <p>Alison Bone</p><p>Publishers have started to hammer out digital rights issues with authors and agents, as they look to exploit their backlists online.</p><p>The Publishers Association met... Read more

  • Penguin makes Matisse print pledge

    <p>Penguin has pledged to get 10,000 copies of Hilary Spurling's groundbreaking biography of modernist painter Matisse to wholesalers and booksellers by next Thursday (2nd February)... Read more

  • Christmas arrives worldwide

    <p>A roller-coaster year ended positively internationally, with festive sales spreading much-needed cheer . . .</p><p>US</p><p>Gayle Feldman</p><p>It was not a bad Christmas for US independents and... Read more

  • Branson cuts Moss deal

    <p>Richard Branson has persuaded press-shy supermodel Kate Moss to write her autobiography for Virgin Books. Branson is believed to have done the deal with... Read more

  • Batch plans site to connect indies

    <p>Batch is planning to develop a website connecting independent publishers and retailers. Emma Barnes of Snowbooks announced plans to create virtual hub i-2-i last October,... Read more

  • Competition Commission outlines wide-ranging investigation

    <p>The Competition Commission has outlined a wide-ranging investigation into the proposed merger of HMV's Waterstone's with rival chain Ottakar's. The CC said that its inquiry... Read more

Jobs in Books

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    Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
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    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
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    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
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    The Fast 800 Easy
    by Dr Claire Bailey & Justine Pattison
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    Invisible Girl
    by Lisa Jewell
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    Camino Winds
    by John Grisham
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    Pinch of Nom Everyday Light
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
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    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
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    Pinch of Nom
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
  10. 10.
    Such a Fun Age
    by Kiley Reid
22nd January 2021

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