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  • Waterstone's terms protests

    <p> Waterstone's faced resistance from publishers this week over its demands for substantial increases in terms for centrally promoted titles. The bookselling chain is thought... Read more

  • 17th March 2000 French publishers push for lending rights

    <p> French publishers and authors are lobbying the government to apply legislation enabling municipal libraries to impose lending rights.</p><p> Publishers sent out a petition... Read more

  • Market reaction prompts Wolters Kluwer speculation

    <p> Dutch publisher Wolters Kluwer may be forced to consider a merger after &pound;1.5bn was wiped off its market capitalisation following the resignation of newly... Read more

  • Dorling Kindersley faces trouble in court

    <p> The former owners of Henderson Publishing are suing Dorling Kindersley for a consideration of &pound;770,800, the final payment they say they are owed for... Read more

  • LBF sell-out sparks space shuffle

    <p> Record demand for exhibition space at the London Book Fair next week has forced its organisers to move a number of exhibitors, including Xerox,... Read more

  • Methven's Net reinvention

    <p> Loss-making bookshop chain Methven's plans to relaunch itself as an Internet bookseller this year, and it has raised most of the &pound;1.5m it needs... Read more

  • National reading list Web move

    <p> Academic booksellers and publishers are planning to set up a national online database of university and college reading lists in a bid to boost... Read more

  • MacKenzie to Little, Brown

    <p> Ursula MacKenzie, hardcover publisher at Transworld, has been appointed publisher at Little, Brown, taking over the publishing responsibilities of chief executive Philippa Harrison, who... Read more

  • Worries over Waterstone's

    <p> Publishers have expressed mounting concern at the continuing impact of tighter controls imposed on Waterstone's branch-level book budgets.</p><p> A number of publishers said... Read more

  • Irving summing up

    <p> Revisionist historian David Irving accused Penguin of being "reckless and foolhardy" in publishing Deborah Lipstadt's Denying the Holocaust without first having it checked it... Read more

  • World Book Day boosts trade

    <p> World Book Day generated more than &pound;500,000 worth of extra book sales through the UK general retail market last week, pushing total sales past... Read more

  • BookTrack research debunks DTI data

    <p> Research by The Bookseller and Whitaker BookTrack has debunked the Department of Trade and Industry's claims that paperbacks are more expensive in the UK... Read more

  • Solid profits for Pearson publishers

    <p> Worldwide sales at Penguin Group jumped 8% to &pound;565m in the year to 31st December 1999, according to preliminary results from UK-based parent company... Read more

  • WHS online comes under fire

    <p> W H Smith has moved to reassure publishers that it is working hard to ensure its online subsidiary the Internet Bookshop does not break... Read more

  • LBS facing court battle

    <p> Distributor Littlehampton Book Services may face a court battle with Andr&eacute; Deutsch in July, after the publisher rejected LBS' latest compensation offer for the... Read more

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    by Charlie Mackesy
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    Redemption
    by David Baldacci
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