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  • Wössner to quit

    <p> Mark W&ouml;ssner, chairman of the Bertelsmann supervisory board, has announced his resignation from Bertelsmann after 32 years. He will leave on 31st October.</p><p> While... Read more

  • Time Warner takes the lead in online publishing

    <p> Time Warner Trade Publishing has created a separate but integrated online publishing venture, arguably the most ambitious e-initiative by a trade publisher to date,... Read more

  • Thomson buys votech list

    <p> Thomson Learning Europe has acquired Macmillan's vocational publishing list, expanding its coverage of the UK vocational and technical market. The deal includes titles in... Read more

  • Waterstone's without reps?

    <p> Publishers were wary and reps dismayed this week about a Waterstone's pilot for a rep-free system under which buyers will order new titles exclusively... Read more

  • Key execs go at Bertelsmann book clubs

    <p> Trouble is brewing at Bertelsmann's book club operations, which celebrate their 50th birthday this year. Only weeks after Lothar Wekel, who succeeded Gert Frederking... Read more

  • HarperCollins on the up

    <p> HarperCollins enjoyed a 43% hike in turnover in the three months to end-March 2000, with operating profit up 500% on the same period of... Read more

  • BookTrack eyes global markets

    <p> Book sales data monitoring agency Whitaker BookTrack is looking to expand into Europe. The news comes a week after the company signed a joint... Read more

  • Campbell to move

    <p> Penguin has poached Eileen Campbell, the high-profile publisher of mind, body and spirit imprint Thorsons, to set up a new MBS list within Michael... Read more

  • Libraries demand funds to raise standard

    <p> Library chiefs have warned that the government's draft standards for public libraries, released this week, need to be backed by significant extra funding if... Read more

  • Amazon woos small publishers

    <p> Amazon.co.uk has launched Advantage, a scheme to help smaller and medium-size publishers by dealing direct with them, stocking their titles, providing next day dispatch... Read more

  • Frankfurt and Whitaker deal

    <p> The Frankfurt Book Fair and BPI/Whitaker are joining forces to create an Internet-based rights marketplace. The partners said that the alliance, serving the international... Read more

  • Waterstone's sets buying rules

    <p> Waterstone's this week admitted that its buyers could cut back the number of reps they saw and could reduce their new title buying, as... Read more

  • WHS book prize plan

    <p> As predicted in The Bookseller (5th May), W H Smith has decided to scrap its 42-year-old literary prize and launch a new populist prize... Read more

  • DK pulls out of Littlehampton

    <p> Dorling Kindersley is moving its stock from Littlehampton Book Services' warehouse and is talking to the distributor about pulling out of the contract it... Read more

  • Chadwyck-Healey sales turnround

    <p> Chadwyck-Healey, the Cambridge-based electronic publisher, saw sales grow by 19% to &pound;9.6m and produced operating profits of &pound;780,000 during 1999, reversing a two-year trend... Read more

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