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  • Arnold targets nature titles

    <p> Arnold, the textbooks, journals and reference division of Hodder &amp; Stoughton, has acquired six health science journals from Macmillan's new Nature Publishing Group.</p><p>... Read more

  • Floods wreck southern shops

    <p> The owners of an independent bookshop in Lewes, forced from their business and home by heavily polluted floodwaters last week, fear their ordeal... Read more

  • Ken Webb launches new book format

    <p> A new novelty book format, the Bookube, has been launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The Bookube Company, chaired by Collins &amp; Brown... Read more

  • Book Tokens beefs up campaign

    <p> Book Tokens is to launch one of its biggest national promotional campaigns this Christmas to publicise book tokens to consumers.</p><p> A &pound;450,000... Read more

  • Campaigning stance at Frankfurt

    <p> The president of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association, Roland Ulmer, has used the opening ceremony of the Frankfurt Book Fair to attack... Read more

  • Marston dives into digital

    <p> Marston Book Services has become the latest distributor to offer digital fulfilment to clients following the acquisition of Lindsay Ross International, a little-known... Read more

  • Fnac embarking on rapid expansion

    <p> French bookselling chain Fnac is speeding up its expansion plans, both within France and overseas. Ten new shops, including six outside France, are... Read more

  • Batch.co.uk goes live

    <p> A new era in transactions between booksellers and publishers began this week with the launch of Batch, the invoicing and payment system.</p><p>... Read more

  • Amazon joins BookTrack universe

    <p> Sales monitoring agency Whitaker BookTrack is to provide its most accurate measure of total book sales to date with the launch of a... Read more

  • W H Smith awards open doors to public

    <p> W H Smith has overhauled its flagship literary award to let the general public play a role in the judging process, as revealed by... Read more

  • Harcourt sale hots up as bids roll in

    <p> Bidding for US educational and professional publishing giant Harcourt General has entered its second round with McGraw-Hill, the New York-based college and professional... Read more

  • Blackwell streamlines publishing ops

    <p> Blackwell Publishers has revealed that it is to merge with Blackwell Science, of which it owns 32%, to create a single publisher with... Read more

  • Random UK leads the e-way

    <p> Random House UK has become the first UK trade publisher to enter the e-book market, unveiling a dedicated e-book list of more than... Read more

  • Truce in discount war?

    <p> Online booksellers in the UK have significantly reduced their discounts on titles across frontlist and backlist, according to research conducted by The Bookseller.... Read more

  • Terms fight rolls on

    <p> Waterstone's is redrawing its base terms with most smaller publishers to 50%, trade sources claimed this week. A number of publishers confirmed that... Read more

Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    A Promised Land
    by Barack Obama
  2. 2.
    Code Name Bananas
    by Walliams, David
  3. 3.
    The Ickabog
    by Rowling, J.K.
  4. 4.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  5. 5.
    Guinness World Records 2021
    by Guinness World Records
  6. 6.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  7. 7.
    The Deep End
    by Kinney, Jeff
  8. 8.
    The Sentinel
    by Lee & Andrew Child
  9. 9.
    Cook, Eat, Repeat
    by Nigella Lawson
  10. 10.
    Find Them Dead
    by Peter James
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