• Quarto embarks on road to recovery

    <p> London-based international publisher Quarto Group has announced &pound;76.4m sales and &pound;5.8m operating profit for the year ending 31st December 1999. Pretax profit was &pound;4.1m,... Read more

  • Egmont chief announces his retirement

    <p> Ian Findlay, chief executive of Egmont, is to retire at the end of June. He will be succeeded by Julie Goldsmith, managing director of... Read more

  • Chains cut CUBG presence

    <p> Attendance by chain booksellers at the Booksellers Association's College and University Booksellers Group annual conference in Harrogate has fallen sharply this year. The decline... Read more

  • Methvens seeks investment

    <p> South-east based bookseller Methvens was approaching shareholders and other potential investors this week in a bid to raise funds following its suspension on the... Read more

  • Jackie Collins moves to Simon&amp;Schuster

    <p> Jackie Collins is to move to Simon &amp; Schuster from Macmillan in a multi-book deal.</p><p> The deal, rumoured to be worth more than &pound;2.5m,... Read more

  • Borders stays in Cambridge

    <p> Borders has denied rumours that it has pulled plans to open a books and music superstore in a Cambridge department store. Reports suggested that... Read more

  • DK waits for bids as staff go

    <p> Dorling Kindersley has announced plans to axe 40 full-time staff and 100 freelance positions in the UK. The full-time staff will be lost from... Read more

  • HarperCollins sales rocket

    <p> Profits and turnover at HarperCollins Worldwide continued to surge foward in the second half of 1999, and the News Corporation-owned publisher more than doubled... Read more

  • Price maintenance in Germany stays

    <p> Germany is to be allowed to retain its fixed book pricing policy, but the cross-border agreement between Germany and Austria must change, the European... Read more

  • Paperbacks more expensive in UK

    <p> The top 10 paperbacks in the UK are more expensive than their equivalents in the US and Germany, the first international prices survey by... Read more

  • Cunningham in joint venture

    <p> Barry Cunningham and children's publisher Egmont have announced a joint venture to form a new publishing company, as revealed by The Bookseller (21st January).</p><p>... Read more

  • Booker Prize bends the rules

    <p> The Booker Prize judges may have to read more than 130 novels this year following a change to the rules of entry. Publishers continue... Read more

  • Amazon in rapid UK growth

    <p> has announced sales figures for the first time, showing turnover of &pound;26m for the fourth quarter to 31st December 1999. This represents a... Read more

  • WHS terms call

    <p> W H Smith is meeting with publishers to review terms on new titles. It is believed to be asking for up to 5% more.</p><p>... Read more

  • Waterstone's window charge

    <p> Waterstone's has confirmed that it is planning to introduce charges for window displays as part of its revamped marketing effort announced late last year,... Read more

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