News

  • Showdown over late opening and hotels

    <p>Publishing bodies are today (8th October) set for a showdown with Frankfurt director Volker Neumann over the fair's late opening plans and the "exorbitant" cost... Read more

  • Stand prices slashed

    <p>Exhibitors will pay up to 12% less for their Frankfurt stand space next year under a new pricing structure to be unveiled at today's fair.</p><p>The... Read more

  • Goldsmith leaves Egmont

    <p>Julie Goldsmith, chief executive of Egmont, is leaving the company. Her role has been made redundant following a restructure that sees the closure of Egmont's... Read more

  • Frankfurt ready for business

    <p>The international book business began to arrive at a rain-swept Frankfurt today (Tuesday), as the Buchmesse prepared for its official opening tomorrow. There were good... Read more

  • Plymbridge publishers hold breat

    <p>Plymbridge Distributors' 100 client publishers are anxiously waiting for news on the future of the business, which was last week placed in the hands of... Read more

  • Octopus buys Godsfield

    <p>Octopus Publishing has acquired the highly regarded mind, body&amp;spirit publisher Godsfield Press from its owner and managing director Debbie Thorpe. The imprint has 70 active... Read more

  • Plymbridge in administration

    <p>Book distributor Plymbridge has fallen into administration. Joint administrators Alan Tomlinson and Sandra Marshall of Tomlinsons were appointed at the Plymouth-based company on 2nd October.... Read more

  • So much for opening day

    <p>Herbert Lottman</p><p>Who says that it's opening day? For active rights traders--and I've chosen Michelle Lapautre, the dean of Paris-based agents, to represent them--the Frankfurt Book... Read more

  • Get out more

    <p>Daniela de Groote and Gary Pulsifer of Arcadia on translation.</p><p>Translated fiction accounts for less than 3% of the British book market, yet in other European... Read more

  • Haddon scoops Guardian prize

    <p>Mark Haddon's critically acclaimed novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time has won this year's Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.</p><p>The book, which also... Read more

  • Bertelsmann breaks up UHL; sells

    <p>After months of speculation, Bertelsmann has finally announced the break-up of German trade publishing group Ullstein Heyne List (UHL), which Random House Deutschland acquired earlier... Read more

  • Arts Council builds children's b

    <p>The Arts Council is to develop a new children's literature strategy encompassing all areas of children's books, from bookselling and publishing to teacher training and... Read more

  • Fears for Bestseller system

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Booksellers have voiced concern over Alphameric Retail's commitment to the Bestseller stock management system, following an extensive restructuring at the company.</p><p>An estimated 100 bookshops... Read more

  • Ottakar's flags up further expansion

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Ottakar's has identified 50,000 sq ft of retail space for expansion next year, after its acquisition of Hammicks added a third more store space.</p><p>The... Read more

  • Waterstone's holds steady at halfway

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p>Waterstone's has continued to strengthen gross margin while upholding sales and market share, according to an update from parent HMV Group.</p><p>Like-for-like sales growth at... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Troubled Blood
    by Robert Galbraith
  2. 2.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  3. 3.
    Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day
    by Captain Tom Moore
  4. 4.
    7 Ways
    by Jamie Oliver
  5. 5.
    Mary Berry's Simple Comforts
    by Mary Berry
  6. 6.
    V2
    by Robert Harris
  7. 7.
    My Garden World
    by Monty Don
  8. 8.
    The Guest List
    by Lucy Foley
  9. 9.
    The Evening and the Morning
    by Ken Follett
  10. 10.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
25th September 2020

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