• Ottakar's Christmas sales up 7.7

    <p>Ottakar's grew its like-for-like sales by 7.7% over the six weeks to 10th January. The strong Christmas sales performance helped the company record like-for-like sales... Read more

  • New book groups for children

    <p>The Federation of Children's Book Groups (FCBG) is keen to develop a number of new book circles around the country during 2004, and is encouraging... Read more

  • Fantasy holds strong--for now

    <p>Fantasy continued to grip the imaginations of writers, publishers and the media during 2003, culminating in Scholastic US and UK signing thriller writer Philip Kerr's... Read more

  • How will 2004 shape up?

    <p>There were mixed blessings for publishers in 2003. While bestsellers such as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon (DFB)... Read more

  • Retailers in the US post holiday gains

    <p>Gayle Feldman</p><p>Christmas holiday book sales were better in 2003 than many American retailers had hoped, particularly compared to 2002's dismal figures.</p><p>Although shopping trips early in... Read more

  • Wayland restructures school sales

    <p>Caroline Horn</p><p>Non-fiction publisher Hodder Wayland has made its entire schools sales force of 15 redundant, following a restructure of its schools sales and marketing operations.... Read more

  • New stores boost Waterstone's

    <p>Waterstone's has shown sales growth of 5.1% in the five weeks to 3rd January, helped by five new store openings in 2003. Like-for-like growth was... Read more

  • Local publishing for local people

    <p>Ben Cardew</p><p>In a difficult year for independent bookshops, one positive area was the success of local books, with many shops selling, and even publishing, local... Read more

  • Booksellers gift publishers with lower returns

    <p>Returns across the trade are expected to be lower or level with early 2003 as a result of more careful stock management.</p><p>Ottakar's marketing director Paul... Read more

  • At home on the range

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Booksellers worked hard to make up for a lack of obvious Christmas hardback hits, but the wide spread of titles eventually benefited high street... Read more

  • Indies look beyond price cuts

    <p>Ben Cardew</p><p>Independent booksellers continued to hold out against the heavy discounting of the large chains and supermarkets over Christmas 2003. </p><p>Independents with no direct local... Read more

  • Offering more for less

    <p>Fional Fraser</p><p>Competition for Christmas spend was more intense than ever this year, with the chains throwing their weight behind multibuy offers and discount campaigns to... Read more

  • Late, and great for some

    <p>A late push in the final three shopping days before Christmas, together with strong post-Christmas sales offers, helped high street booksellers catch direct sales rivals... Read more

  • Future in balance for Oneword Radio

    <p>Oneword Radio is battling for its future after its entire staff were made redundant this week, Tom Holman writes.</p><p>Nine full-time employees at the digital station,... Read more

  • County collapse hits creditors

    <p>Publishers and wholesalers serving the remainder and discount market have been hit by the collapse of County Bookshops, one of the leading chains in the... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
    by Collins, Suzanne
  2. 2.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  3. 3.
    Normal People
    by Sally Rooney
  4. 4.
    by Walliams, David
  5. 5.
    Wean in 15
    by Joe Wicks
  6. 6.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  7. 7.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  8. 8.
    by Peter May
  9. 9.
    Killer Instinct
    by James Patterson
  10. 10.
    The Family Upstairs
    by Lisa Jewell
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