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  • Murray to oversee HC

    <p>HarperCollins has appointed Brian Murray to a new position of group president. He will take charge of operations at HC's US general books group. Murray... Read more

  • BookScan data disrupted

    <p>A systems failure at Nielsen BookScan has hit the delivery of UK book sales figures for the week to 15th May. The problems with BookScan's... Read more

  • Kogan Page refocus drives sales

    <p>Independent publisher Kogan Page has reported an uplift in sales of 15% to &#163;8.5m, helped by solid UK trade sales and a US comeback. The... Read more

  • Borders UK integrates operations

    <p>Borders UK has integrated the operations teams for its Borders and Books Etc stores, and promoted three Borders store managers to the newly-created role of... Read more

  • Hachette targets UK market

    <p>Hachette Livre has made the UK market its priority for expansion in books, with educational publishing heading its wish list. The French publishing group is... Read more

  • Ink magazine runs dry

    <p>Monthly books magazine Ink has closed. Its parent company Infinity Media has been placed in administration after struggling to recover start-up costs. Last-minute negotiations with... Read more

  • Lightning strikes for indies

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p> Booksellers are to be encouraged to publish their own local books in partnership with on-demand printer Lightning Source.</p><p> The Booksellers Association is set... Read more

  • London Review shop goes online

    <p> The London Review Bookshop will celebrate its first anniversary this month with the launch of a new website, selling up to 1,000 of its... Read more

  • Library tool for stock overhaul

    <p>Tom Holman</p><p> Public libraries are to get a new tool to help re-evaluate their books offer following recent criticisms of poor quality stock.</p><p> The Library... Read more

  • Antwerp builds up its book capital

    <p>Barbara Casassus</p><p> The Belgian city of Antwerp was named as this year's World Book Capital at a ceremony last weekend.</p><p> The year-long project is being... Read more

  • Antwerp builds up its book capital

    <p>Barbara Casassus</p><p> The Belgian city of Antwerp was named as this year's World Book Capital at a ceremony last weekend.</p><p> The year-long project is being... Read more

  • Somerset snaps up Blue Guides

    <p> A&C Black has sold its travel series Blue Guides and art/shop/eat books to small publisher Somerset Books for an undisclosed sum.</p><p> The acquisition of... Read more

  • Chrysalis board backs books

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p> Chrysalis Books' c.e.o. Marcus Leaver has insisted he has the backing of the parent group, despite a report of a possible sale.</p><p> Mr... Read more

  • The discount debate

    <p> I agree that the time has passed to move on from arguments about whether discounting works, but surely not from the issue of the... Read more

  • Coming together

    <p> David Roche's suggestion to hold a joint BA/PA conference reminded me of a proposal I made when in a similar job at Dillons during... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Skincare
    by Caroline Hirons
  2. 2.
    The Room Where It Happened
    by John Bolton
  3. 3.
    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
    by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  4. 4.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  5. 5.
    Girl, Woman, Other
    by Bernardine Evaristo
  6. 6.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  7. 7.
    The Guardians
    by John Grisham
  8. 8.
    No Mercy
    by Martina Cole
  9. 9.
    The Country Bride
    by Dilly Court
  10. 10.
    Criss Cross
    by James Patterson
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