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  • Elton is new Arrow publisher

    <p>Kate Elton has been promoted to publishing director at Arrow, the Random House mass market paperback imprint. The appointment follows the promotion in December of... Read more

  • DK restructures UK editorial

    <p>Dorling Kindersley is to reorganise its UK editorial department into six subject groups, each with its own publishing director. The four adult groups will be... Read more

  • Riley departs Books Etc in restructure

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Dave Riley, Books Etc divisional director, has been made redundant after less than a year in the role.</p><p>His departure follows a restructure that saw... Read more

  • Gardners wins Waterstone's

    <p>Waterstone's is to switch its wholesale account from Bertrams to Gardners in May, attracted by a range of 300,000 titles.</p><p>Fiona Kennedy, Waterstone's commercial manager, said:... Read more

  • TBP enters staff talks

    <p>Direct sales company The Book People is consulting with staff in Haydock, Leigh and Warrington on proposals to restructure its distribution and call centres.</p><p>It is... Read more

  • VAT threat to multiple supply

    <p>Children's publishers could face a rise in VAT rates on some products after a tightening of tax guidelines on non-book items.</p><p>A recent test case has... Read more

  • Booksellers back BA catalogue

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>The BA Christmas Books catalogue increased sales for 69% of booksellers, according to a Booksellers Association survey. </p><p>More than two-thirds of the 90 independent... Read more

  • Reed shares bounce back

    <p>Reed's share price jumped 42.25p to 495.25p during trading on Thursday after it unveiled a rise in operating margin from 23% to 24% for 2003,... Read more

  • Cork upbeat as supply continues

    <p>Publishers' and supermarkets' support for Cork International will lead to "a positive outcome" within a few days, the distributor has claimed, Fiona Fraser writes.</p><p>Chris Rushby,... Read more

  • Supermarkets 'drive deflation'

    <p>Booksellers will fight aggressively over terms this year, according to a new report that claimed they want greater equality with supermarkets, Liz Bury writes.</p><p>The research... Read more

  • Crunch point for returns

    <p>Returns are running level with last year at 15% despite booksellers' efforts to improve stock management over Christmas.</p><p>The judgement has come from publishers as the... Read more

  • Watts Publishing sales 'on a roll'

    <p>Children's publisher Watts Publishing continued its consistently strong growth in 2003, with sales rising by 12% to &#163;12.8m.</p><p>The increase included a jump in US coedition... Read more

  • Quarto aims to double in size

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p>Quarto Group's share price hit a year high of 177.5p this week, after the company said it could double in size within the next... Read more

  • The publishers who like to say yes

    <p>When, as he inevitably must, Sir Richard Attenborough makes a Major Motion Picture called "The Ted Smart Story" (or maybe just "Smart"), there'll be plenty... Read more

  • Second thoughts on monogamy

    <p>Yes, I do know that I promised, just last week, that I would put a stop to Eats, Shoots&amp;Leaves stories. But the thing is, I... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Normal People
    by Sally Rooney
  2. 2.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  3. 3.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  4. 4.
    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
    by Collins, Suzanne
  5. 5.
    Slime
    by Walliams, David
  6. 6.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  7. 7.
    The Art of Resilience
    by Ross Edgley
  8. 8.
    The Family Upstairs
    by Lisa Jewell
  9. 9.
    Many Rivers to Cross
    by Peter Robinson
  10. 10.
    Lockdown
    by Peter May
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