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  • National reading list Web move

    <p> Academic booksellers and publishers are planning to set up a national online database of university and college reading lists in a bid to boost... Read more

  • MacKenzie to Little, Brown

    <p> Ursula MacKenzie, hardcover publisher at Transworld, has been appointed publisher at Little, Brown, taking over the publishing responsibilities of chief executive Philippa Harrison, who... Read more

  • Worries over Waterstone's

    <p> Publishers have expressed mounting concern at the continuing impact of tighter controls imposed on Waterstone's branch-level book budgets.</p><p> A number of publishers said... Read more

  • Irving summing up

    <p> Revisionist historian David Irving accused Penguin of being "reckless and foolhardy" in publishing Deborah Lipstadt's Denying the Holocaust without first having it checked it... Read more

  • World Book Day boosts trade

    <p> World Book Day generated more than &pound;500,000 worth of extra book sales through the UK general retail market last week, pushing total sales past... Read more

  • BookTrack research debunks DTI data

    <p> Research by The Bookseller and Whitaker BookTrack has debunked the Department of Trade and Industry's claims that paperbacks are more expensive in the UK... Read more

  • Solid profits for Pearson publishers

    <p> Worldwide sales at Penguin Group jumped 8% to &pound;565m in the year to 31st December 1999, according to preliminary results from UK-based parent company... Read more

  • WHS online comes under fire

    <p> W H Smith has moved to reassure publishers that it is working hard to ensure its online subsidiary the Internet Bookshop does not break... Read more

  • LBS facing court battle

    <p> Distributor Littlehampton Book Services may face a court battle with Andr&eacute; Deutsch in July, after the publisher rejected LBS' latest compensation offer for the... Read more

  • Irish BA renews call for end to sterling prices

    <p> Irish booksellers renewed their call for UK publishers to stop pricing books in sterling at the Irish Booksellers Association conference in Killarney last week.... Read more

  • Bol launches Web book TV

    <p> Internet bookseller Bol launched its daily author interview "Relax with a Book" this week, and says the programme may be the precursor to a... Read more

  • Archer deal due

    <p> Jeffrey Archer is believed to be on the verge of a multi-million pound three-book deal.</p><p> The deadline for offers was Thursday, 9th March. HarperCollins... Read more

  • Trade revs up for World Book Day

    <p> Thousands of events are taking place today (10th March) in bookshops, libraries and schools throughout the UK to mark World Book Day, Andrew Stone... Read more

  • Bol goes on growing

    <p> Having confirmed the flotation of its online retail operation Bol.com in the second quarter 2000, BOL International, the Swiss-based subsidiary of media giant Bertelsmann,... Read more

  • 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

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

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    My Life in Red and White
    by Arsene Wenger
  2. 2.
    Life's What You Make It
    by Phillip Schofield
  3. 3.
    War Lord
    by Bernard Cornwell
  4. 4.
    Rag-and-Bone Christmas
    by Dilly Court
  5. 5.
    Ghosts
    by Dolly Alderton
  6. 6.
    Mary Berry's Simple Comforts
    by Mary Berry
  7. 7.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  8. 8.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  9. 9.
    Serpentine
    by Philip Pullman; Tom Duxbury
  10. 10.
    Kay’s Anatomy
    by Kay, Adam
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