News

  • Askews in cost cutting drive

    <p> Askews Library Services saw sales fall by 9% to &pound;17m in the year to end-March 2000, as the company tightened its belt in... Read more

  • Booksellers join BBC digital debate

    <p> Plans by the BBC to introduce a digital curriculum could "stifle competition" the Booksellers Association warned this week.</p><p> The BA has added... Read more

  • Penguin rushes out Whitbread reprint

    <p> Penguin was this week rushing through a reprint of 14,000 copies of Matthew Kneale's English Passengers (Hamish Hamilton), the surprise winner of the... Read more

  • Transworld gets place in Eden

    <p> Transworld has beaten off competition from Orion and Bloomsbury to sign an exclusive joint publishing deal with the &pound;86m Eden Project set up... Read more

  • GBG goes into receivership

    <p> The Good Book Guide, the mail order book business, has gone into receivership with the loss of up to 48 jobs after the... Read more

  • Bailey strikes deal with LBS

    <p> Bailey Distribution (BDL) is to outsource its invoicing and credit control operations to Littlehampton Book Services (LBS), according to well-placed trade sources.</p><p>... Read more

  • Fickling defects to Random House

    <p> David Fickling Books and David Fickling, the founder of the prestigious children's list, are to move from Scholastic UK to Random House Children's... Read more

  • Nerves jangle over US trade

    <p> UK publishers warned to proceed with caution after rise in export sales in 2000</p><p> The potential instability of the US economy in... Read more

  • Jungle Janes picked up by Travellerseye

    <p> Travellerseye, the independent travel publisher, is to publish the TV tie-in for the Channel 4 documentary series "Jungle Janes". Novelist and ghostwriter Peter Burden,... Read more

  • Lego dismantles book plans

    <p> Lego Media International has dismantled its book division with the loss of five jobs, less than a year after unveiling ambitious publishing plans at... Read more

  • Court dismisses Chapters' complaint

    <p> The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has rejected a request by Chapters to force Trilogy Retail Enterprises, the rival Canadian bookseller that is staging a... Read more

  • Staff go in D&amp;C shake-up

    <p> The David &amp; Charles Group has undergone a radical overhaul of its publishing and book club activities since it was sold to Cincinnati-based special-interest... Read more

  • The Book People backs WBD

    <p> The Book People, the direct sales and mail order bookseller, has pledged to take World Book Day into homes and workplaces across the country... Read more

  • Rightscenter wins HC contract

    <p> HarperCollins Publishers has signed a worldwide deal with Rightscenter.com, the online rights trading Website, to list a minimum of 500 titles on the site... Read more

  • Robbie: life through a book

    <p> Robbie Williams is backing an "intimate and insightful" portrait of himself by Mark McCrum. The book is being auctioned by Mark Lucas.</p><p> Mr McCrum... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Body
    by Bill Bryson
  2. 2.
    The Secret Commonwealth
    by Philip Pullman
  3. 3.
    Veg
    by Jamie Oliver
  4. 4.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  5. 5.
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    by J K Rowling; Jim Kay
  6. 6.
    18th Abduction
    by James Patterson
  7. 7.
    The Butterfly Room
    by Lucinda Riley
  8. 8.
    Wham! George & Me
    by Andrew Ridgeley
  9. 9.
    The Testaments
    by Margaret Atwood
  10. 10.
    Cilka's Journey
    by Heather Morris
11th October 2019

Latest issue
view online or
subscribe now

Issue No 5859
Friday, October 11 2019

Back issues
available here