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  • Book distribution profits disappear

    <p> The book distribution sector is losing its profitability, and looks likely to suffer further erosion as costs continue to rise, according to an industry-wide... Read more

  • Rumpus at OUP India

    <p> More than 60 high-profile academic authors, almost the entire list, are threatening to quit Oxford University Press India, after Rukun Advani, director of the... Read more

  • Richard Joseph to stand down

    <p> Richard Joseph, chairman and c.e.o. of Borders UK and co-founder of Books Etc, will step down from his post in June. His successor is... Read more

  • Rep marches into role of author

    <p> Macmillan sales rep John Lee has found himself in the unusual position of subbing in copies of his own book, a biography of General... Read more

  • Helter skelter 1999 at S&amp;S US

    <p> Turnover at Simon &amp; Schuster US increased 8% to $610.7m (&pound;381.68m) in 1999, with operating profits up 2% to $54.3m (&pound;33.9m). The figures showed... 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

  • 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

Jobs in Books

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    The Mirror and the Light
    by Hilary Mantel
  2. 2.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  3. 3.
    Nothing Ventured
    by Jeffrey Archer
  4. 4.
    The Inn
    by James Patterson & Candice Fox
  5. 5.
    The Never Game
    by Jeffery Deaver
  6. 6.
    Five Minute Mum
    by Daisy Upton
  7. 7.
    One Good Deed
    by David Baldacci
  8. 8.
    Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal
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    A Patchwork Family
    by Cathy Bramley
  10. 10.
    Addition and Subtraction Ages 5-7
    by Clarke, Peter
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