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  • US libraries challenge Springer merger

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p>A group of six US library organisations has urged a change in the way mergers between giant STM publishers are evaluated by competition authorities.</p><p>The... Read more

  • A returns journey?

    <p>Travel publishers are upbeat despite a succession of challenges this year.</p><p>Travel publishers have had it tougher than most in 2003. Terrorist attacks, war in Iraq,... Read more

  • From mad and bad to boom boom

    <p>William Boot</p><p>If you are the first non-Murray owner of John Murray for 300 years or whatever it is, then I suppose you have quite a... Read more

  • Harry on audio

    <p>Your article "Harry Potter and the new bench mark" in the Audio Bookseller of 6th June may have created some incorrect impressions that I should... Read more

  • The Harry Potter effect

    <p>The book industry has many reasons--millions of them, you might say--to be grateful to Harry Potter. There are those, however, who question whether his effect... Read more

  • Literary snobbery

    <p>Your editorial ("Judges are not marketers", 13th June) defends those who tend not to award literary gongs to writers of commercial fiction on the grounds... Read more

  • Wanted: middlebrow publishers

    <p>Horace Bent</p><p>When Ernest Hecht of Souvenir won the Nibbie for Lifetime Achievement at the British Book Awards, his old friend Mark Barty-King presented it. Last... Read more

  • Thursday embargo for bestseller

    <p>New bestselling books should go on sale each Thursday under strict embargo, according to booksellers. In moves to mirror the Monday release convention of the... Read more

  • Haank quits Elsevier for Springe

    <p>Derk Haank has quit as c.e.o. of Elsevier, the world's largest science and medical publisher, to become chief executive of new company Springer. Springer, to... Read more

  • Faber creates directors

    <p>Faber has promoted a swathe of staff to directors after restructuring its sales, marketing, publicity and rights departments. Will Atkinson has been made sales director,... Read more

  • "Read More" message from Penguin

    <p>Penguin is to exhort the public to "Read More" in the latest phase of its brand advertising campaign. The message will be rolled out from... Read more

  • Harry Potter stock stolen

    <p>Copies of J K Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" could already be circulating on the black market after the theft of... Read more

  • HarperCollins relaunches website

    <p>HarperCollins has relaunched its website and rebranded it as www.harpercollins.co.uk. The website was first launched in 1998 as www.fireandwater.co.uk, in an attempt to... Read more

  • Holifield takes helm at PBS

    <p>Chris Holifield has been named as the new director of the Poetry Book Society. She will join at the end of July and succeeds Clare... Read more

  • Rushby to Cork

    <p>Chris Rushby, Blackwell's head of commercial, is to move to supermarket supplier Cork International as trading manager. Reporting to Sean O'Neill, Cork marketing director, Rushby... 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.
    Slime
    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.
    Lockdown
    by Peter May
  9. 9.
    Killer Instinct
    by James Patterson
  10. 10.
    The Family Upstairs
    by Lisa Jewell
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