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  • BOL and authors go live online

    <p> Bol.com will launch a live daily author Webcast called Relax with a Book on its Website from Monday 6th March.</p><p> The Webcast will feature... Read more

  • Pulp fact for Penguin returns

    <p> Penguin has stopped selling its returns to bargain and remainder bookshops in response to criticism from independent booksellers aired in The Bookseller last year... Read more

  • Great author hunt for WBD 2000

    <p> Members of the public will be offered &pound;5 rewards for apprehending famous authors including Jane Austen, Robert Burns, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare and Oscar... Read more

  • Reading Relay set to break records

    <p> An attempt to set a record for the most children's books borrowed from libraries in a single day will kick-start an Olympic-themed library promotion... Read more

  • 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

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
    by Collins, Suzanne
  2. 2.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  3. 3.
    Normal People
    by Sally Rooney
  4. 4.
    Slime
    by Walliams, David
  5. 5.
    Wean in 15
    by Joe Wicks
  6. 6.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  7. 7.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  8. 8.
    Lockdown
    by Peter May
  9. 9.
    Killer Instinct
    by James Patterson
  10. 10.
    The Family Upstairs
    by Lisa Jewell
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