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  • Publishing, people and pay

    <p>Publishers may be scaring off the very people they need to grow long-term profits owing to low pay. Philip Jones reports on the BookCareers.com survey... Read more

  • VNU to launch US books and publishing website

    <p>VNU Business Media, parent of The Bookseller, is to launch a new business website aimed at the US publishing and bookselling industry.</p><p>The Book Standard (www.... Read more

  • Penguin plans birthday party

    <p>Joel Rickett</p><p>Penguin is to try to banish memories of its supply woes with an ambitious campaign to celebrate its 70th anniversary this year.</p><p>At the heart... Read more

  • Waterstone's throws book at blogger

    <p>The dismissal of a long-time Waterstone's employee for comments on his satirical website unleashed a flood of media coverage this week.</p><p>Joe Gordon, bookseller at Waterstone's... Read more

  • Aslib calls in administrators

    <p>Aslib, the association for librarians and information managers, has gone into voluntary administration with debts of close to &#163;1m.</p><p>Administrator Begbies Traynor was called into the... Read more

  • Starting salaries drift higher

    <p>A survey into UK publishing pay has revealed that starting salaries have risen by 14% in the past two years, as publishers compete for talented... Read more

  • Piers Spence steps into new Quarto role

    <p>Piers Spence has been appointed to a new role as director of coedition publishing at Quarto.</p><p>The move will free chairman and chief executive Laurence Orbach... Read more

  • Ottakar's issues profit warning

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Ottakar's surprised the book industry and the City with a profit warning last week, after Christmas sales failed to meet expectations.</p><p>Sales for the five... Read more

  • Positive, despite the pitfalls

    <p>Most booksellers are optimistic about the prospects for the year ahead. Many praised publisher's strong hardback fiction lists, but called for lead titles to be... Read more

  • Suppliers deliver the festive goods

    <p>Booksellers were split on the standards of availability and Christmas services from suppliers this year.</p><p>Many said improvements were due to their own forward planning, rather... Read more

  • Amazon starts to hurt the high street

    <p>Internet giant grabs slice of festive sales as booksellers witness the increasing influence of the net</p><p>Sales further tilted to internet retailers, with Amazon.co.uk reporting its... Read more

  • Christmas turkeys and festive hits

    <p>Christmas 2004 saw no runaway successes or obvious market leaders, leaving booksellers chasing sales on the same heavily promoted titles.</p><p>The Two of Us, Long Way... Read more

  • Bargain hunters put pressure on price

    <p>In response to heavy discounting on high-profile titles in December, book buyers are more likely to shop around for the lowest price.</p><p>Vivienne Wordley, commercial manager... Read more

  • Happy Christmas--eventually

    <p>Despite a worryingly slow start to December, an upbeat sales picture emerged from The Bookseller's Christmas trading survey for 2004. A solid 56% of respondents... Read more

  • How to keep the wolves from the door

    <p>Top retail analyst Paul Smiddy urges booksellers to enhance their stores and build customer loyalty.</p><p>Please indulge me: I am a City analyst, and an avid... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  2. 2.
    7 Ways
    by Jamie Oliver
  3. 3.
    Think Like a Monk
    by Jay Shetty
  4. 4.
    The Guest List
    by Lucy Foley
  5. 5.
    The Boy from the Woods
    by Harlan Coben
  6. 6.
    Once Upon A Tyne
    by Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly
  7. 7.
    Zero Negativity
    by Ant Middleton
  8. 8.
    The Testaments
    by Margaret Atwood
  9. 9.
    Those Who Are Loved
    by Victoria Hislop
  10. 10.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
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