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  • Borders future uncertain

    <p> Borders has revealed that it is considering a possible merger or a move back into private ownership as its share price continues to languish... Read more

  • Mixed fortunes at HarperCollins UK

    <p> Turnover at UK-based HarperCollins Publishers increased by only 2% to &pound;124m in the year ended 30th June 1999, while operating profit grew more substantially,... Read more

  • Reed Elsevier continues online investment

    <p> Anglo-Dutch media group Reed Elsevier has announced turnover of &pound;3.4bn for the year to 31st December 1999, a figure which includes its worldwide legal... Read more

  • Weltbild stunt ends in apology

    <p> The readers of German consumer magazine Brigitte may have loved the idea, but the decision by mail order company Weltbild to offer free copies... Read more

  • 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

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Giver of Stars
    by Jojo Moyes
  2. 2.
    The World’s Worst Parents
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  3. 3.
    The Last Widow
    by Karin Slaughter
  4. 4.
    The Institute
    by Stephen King
  5. 5.
    The Body
    by Bill Bryson
  6. 6.
    Girl, Woman, Other
    by Bernardine Evaristo
  7. 7.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  8. 8.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  9. 9.
    The Sun Sister
    by Lucinda Riley
  10. 10.
    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
    by Reni Eddo-Lodge
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