Blogs

  • Indie marvels

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones praises the hard graft, expertise and imagination helping independent bookshops triumph. Read more

  • Defending UK success

    By Gordon Wise

    Senior literary agent at Curtis Brown

    Gordon Wise reflects on his presidency of the Association of Authors’ Agents, and looks at the ongoing challenges facing the group. Read more

  • Journey’s end

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones ponders the fate of the travel book market in the digital age.  Read more

  • Cometh the fire

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reflects on the future of publishing and retail bookshops. Read more

  • My reading life

    By Vaseem Khan

    Author at Various

    Vaseem Khan’s life changed after discovering the the local library as a child—and now he hopes to inspire others through his Quick Reads contribution.... Read more

  • A Booker bump

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones ponders the implications of allowing American authors to enter the Man Booker Prize. Read more

  • A passable year

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones thinks print is not just back; it's staying put.  Read more

  • Naming the bias problem

    By Ziyad Marar

    President of global publishing at SAGE

    SAGE’s global publishing boss reveals how he had to ditch his first name to get noticed by potential employers in the industry. Read more

  • On how unconventional publishing can work

    By Laura Jones and Heather McDaid

    Co-founders at 404 Ink

    Laura Jones and Heather McDaid reflect on the rise of their indie press 404 Ink since its launch last year and how they achieved it.... Read more

  • Litreachas agus Foillseachadh Gàidhlig ann an 2018

    By Rosemary Ward

    Director at Gaelic Books Council

    Rosemary Ward discusses the growing demand for Gaelic books as the number of Gaelic readers in Scotland and throughout the world increases.... Read more

  • The Scots leid: publishin the ‘unreadable’

    By Matthew Fitt

    Scots writer, translator and co-founder at Itchy Coo Books

    Matthew Fitt, co-founder of Itchy Coo Books, reflects on the cultural and commercial advantages of publishing in the Scots language.  Read more

  • Investing in culture can change lives, break boundaries and reinvigorate communities

    By Nicola Sturgeon

    First Minister at Scotland

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reveals the lifelong love of reading that has compelled her and her government to increase its budget for funding the arts.... Read more

  • On borrowed time?

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Benedicte Page wonders whether the continuing decline in library services and book loans could put the future of reading in jeopardy. Read more

  • The Eccles British Library Writer's Award: investing in authors

    By Catherine Eccles

    Literary scout at Eccles Fisher Associates

    Catherine Eccles reflects on the history of the Eccles British Library Writer's Award and how it supports authors' careers. Read more

  • CILIP's new president on his key challenges

    By Ayub Khan

    President at CILIP

    CILIP president Ayub Khan MBE outlines the key challenges facing libraries, and how they can turn these into opportunities. Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
    by Gail Honeyman
  2. 2.
    Lose Weight for Good
    by Tom Kerridge
  3. 3.
    The Last Tudor
    by Philippa Gregory
  4. 4.
    The Fat-Loss Plan
    by Joe Wicks
  5. 5.
    A Secret Garden
    by Katie Fforde
  6. 6.
    A Dark So Deadly
    by Stuart MacBride
  7. 7.
    The Midnight Gang
    by Walliams, David
  8. 8.
    The Girl Before
    by J P Delaney
  9. 9.
    Camino Island
    by John Grisham
  10. 10.
    The Late Show
    by Michael Connelly