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  • Copyright a priority at AAP

    <p> Technology and copyright dominated the annual meetings of the Association of American Publishers and its Professional and Scholarly Publishing division in Washington last week.</p><p>... Read more

  • Jobs shuffle at Amazon.com

    <p> Amazon.com is to close its customer service operations in The Hague, Netherlands with the loss of up to 240 jobs. </p><p> All customer service... Read more

  • C&B bought by Chrysalis

    <p> Collins&amp;Brown Publishing was acquired by Chrysalis Group for &#163;2.1m this week. The deal will see C&B merge with Chrysalis Books to form a company... Read more

  • Booker judges announced

    <p> Kate Summerscale, literary editor of the Telegraph, and authors Mich Read more

  • FNAC sets French retail pace

    <p> Fnac, the giant French superstore group, has reported a 24.2% increase in turnover for 2000, its best performance for two decades. Sales reached FF19.2bn... Read more

  • PLR payout increase despite fall in library loans

    <p> The number of books borrowed from public libraries in the UK is falling by 20 million titles a year, according to new statistics released... Read more

  • Page quits D&C

    <p> Neil Page has stepped down as m.d. of David&amp;Charles eight months after the company was taken over by US-based F&W publications. Budge Wallis, F&W... Read more

  • Bailey's operations on ice

    <p> Bailey Distribution (BDL) is to go into liquidation, the company confirmed this week.</p><p> The news raised fears from trade quarters that its clients would... Read more

  • Top job open as Milnes-Smith quits

    <p> One of the top jobs in children's publishing is up for grabs after Penguin announced that Philippa Milnes-Smith, managing director of Puffin, is to... Read more

  • Lightning Source names UK team

    <p> Lightning Source, the US-based print-on-demand and fulfilment service, has named the management team that will launch its UK operation, and has confirmed the... Read more

  • New bidder chases Chapters

    <p> British Columbia-based Future Shop has emerged as a white knight bidder for Canadian bookseller Chapters</p><p> , trumping Trilogy Retail Enterprises' hostile bid.</p><p>... Read more

  • Askews in cost cutting drive

    <p> Askews Library Services saw sales fall by 9% to &pound;17m in the year to end-March 2000, as the company tightened its belt in... Read more

  • Booksellers join BBC digital debate

    <p> Plans by the BBC to introduce a digital curriculum could "stifle competition" the Booksellers Association warned this week.</p><p> The BA has added... Read more

  • Penguin rushes out Whitbread reprint

    <p> Penguin was this week rushing through a reprint of 14,000 copies of Matthew Kneale's English Passengers (Hamish Hamilton), the surprise winner of the... Read more

  • Transworld gets place in Eden

    <p> Transworld has beaten off competition from Orion and Bloomsbury to sign an exclusive joint publishing deal with the &pound;86m Eden Project set up... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The World’s Worst Parents
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  2. 2.
    Girl, Woman, Other
    by Bernardine Evaristo
  3. 3.
    Skincare
    by Caroline Hirons
  4. 4.
    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
    by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  5. 5.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  6. 6.
    No Mercy
    by Martina Cole
  7. 7.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  8. 8.
    The Secret of Cold Hill
    by Peter James
  9. 9.
    The Guardians
    by John Grisham
  10. 10.
    Slime
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
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