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  • Penguin Television starts up

    <p>Penguin Group has formed a new television division, Penguin Television, to create TV programmes linked to its worldwide book publishing activities. The brainchild of Penguin... Read more

  • Madonna swept away by Beckham

    <p>Madonna's children's book "The English Roses" sold just over 8,000 copies last week through Nielsen BookScan's UK Total Consumer Market. But the sales figure was... Read more

  • Kibble promoted to WHS books uni

    <p>Against industry expectation, W H Smith has appointed an internal candidate to the role of books business unit director. Gary Kibble, acting business unit director... Read more

  • Cheetham steps down at Orion

    <p>The sudden departure of Anthony Cheetham from Orion was driven by owner Hachette, which decided that it was "time for a change" at the trade... Read more

  • Random sales hold steady

    <p>Random House Group, including Transworld and Random House Children's Books, has shown a steady performance in its latest figures. Sales were &#163;316m for the 18... Read more

  • Random House, Ottakar's lead Spoken Word winners

    <p>Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Random House) scooped a hat-trick of prizes at the 2003 Spoken Word Awards, the... Read more

  • W H Smith cuts losses in US

    <p>W H Smith has finalised its long-drawn exit from the US retail market, with the sale of its airport and hotel stores for a total... Read more

  • Lion Publishing merges with Angu

    <p>Christian publisher Lion Publisher is to merge with the London-based Angus Hudson Ltd. Financial details of the deal, which is still awaiting shareholder approval, were... Read more

  • Publishers open to cover price debate

    <p>Large publishers are ready to consider the removal of printed prices on books, but are wary of conceeding further power to retailers, Fiona Fraser writes.</p><p>Last... Read more

  • Discounts stifling innovation

    <p>Tom Holman </p><p>High street booksellers may step up their own publishing programmes in response to the focus of leading trade publishers on bestsellers, the a.g.m.... Read more

  • Giantkillers' year for Booker

    <p>Tom Holman</p><p>Three independent publishers and d&eacute;but novelists this week celebrated their places on an eclectic shortlist for the 2003 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.</p><p>Independents on... Read more

  • Elsevier acts on distribution

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>STM publishing giant Elsevier has enlisted the help of wholesaler Gardners to supply 200 of its fastest-moving science and technology textbooks, after facing severe... Read more

  • Indies in pilot promotion

    <p>Some 20 independent booksellers will take part in a pilot promotion of children's titles in October. The promotion, called Inbooks for Kids, has been organised... Read more

  • Admiring the Swedish model

    <p>Herbert Lottman</p><p>Sweden always fascinates as a microcosm: a nation of 8.9 million people whose economy functions as if it had 89 million.</p><p>Its book world includes... Read more

  • Take-off for Alpha's new airport books brand

    <p>Alpha Retail, the company behind the World News stores, has launched a new airport book retailing concept, Bookbound.</p><p>Alpha claimed that the new chain would compete... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Midnight Sun
    by Stephenie Meyer
  2. 2.
    The Giver of Stars
    by Jojo Moyes
  3. 3.
    Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure
    by Jeff Kinney
  4. 4.
    The Body
    by Bill Bryson
  5. 5.
    The World’s Worst Parents
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  6. 6.
    Girl, Woman, Other
    by Bernardine Evaristo
  7. 7.
    The Last Widow
    by Karin Slaughter
  8. 8.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  9. 9.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  10. 10.
    The Institute
    by Stephen King
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