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  • Guardian Children's Fiction Prize shortlist

    <p>Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time has added a place on the shortlist for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize to... Read more

  • Nelson Thornes seeks new m.d.

    <p> Educational publisher Nelson Thornes has hired a headhunter to find a new managing director following the departure of Oliver Gadsby.</p><p>Mr Gadsby is believed to... Read more

  • Hamilton out of Fourth Estate

    <p>Joel Rickett</p><p>Matthew Hamilton, who returned to publishing late last year as popular culture editorial director at Fourth Estate, has been made redundant.</p><p>The former Bloomsbury publishing... Read more

  • Coutts swoops on Farries

    <p>Tom Holman</p><p>Coutts Information Services (CIS) has expanded its share of the UK library supply market with the acquisition of Farries, which went into receivership last... Read more

  • Potter pastiche and more in Moscow

    <p>Lynette Owen</p><p>Russian book lovers defied heavy rain and flocked to the 16th Moscow International Book Fair, held as always in two pavilions of the All-Russia... Read more

  • Downer slams cover pricing

    <p>The cover price debate was reignited this week as Borders UK sent out a warning shot to publishers that it would seek to scrap the... Read more

  • Amazon seeks academic partners

    <p>Amazon.co.uk has moved to roll out its Marketplace partnership scheme for third-party booksellers to include specialist academic bookshops. The attempt to persuade academic specialists to... Read more

  • Selfridges books the Bullring

    <p>Selfridges has opened a new store with a dedicated books department of 3,000 sq ft in the new Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham.</p><p>The books in... Read more

  • Bloomsbury eyes global growth

    <p>Tom Holman</p><p>Bloomsbury Publishing has continued to build its international profile after J K Rowling and Ben Schott helped to accelerate its growth in the first... Read more

  • Borders unveils UK prospects

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Philip Downer, Borders UK managing director, has forecasted that the Borders and Books Etc bookstore chains will make combined sales of &#163;190m this year.</p><p>Mr... Read more

  • Amazon and 'hard to find' books

    <p>I recently had a customer order for The City and Financial Services Contact Directory 2002 (published by our own publishing division, Financial World Publishing). It... Read more

  • Crime writing and the midlist

    <p>I would like to offer a few good reasons why publishers shouldn't drop midlist crime writers in favour of bestsellers such as Ian Rankin (Crime... Read more

  • Sequels revisited

    <p>The Waugh estate and a new Brideshead novel</p><p>The Evelyn Waugh estate is furious about Brideshead Regained (Amolibros), Michael Johnston's sequel to Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. The... Read more

  • Authors and the fame game

    <p>At least they have to achieve something first</p><p>The number of column inches devoted in the past few weeks to Martin Amis' Yellow Dog and to... Read more

  • Healthy mind, healthy bowels

    <p>WILLIAM BOOT</p><p>With my unerring eye for a good deal, I was excited to see that for a mere two packets of All-Bran or similarly good-for-you... 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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