• Penguin Random House Schuster: a new promised land

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Can Penguin Random House swallow Simon & Schuster while remaining good citizens? Read more

  • Paying the price

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Last week I was reminded that corporate publishing is a recent experiment. Read more

  • BookTok rocks

    Camilla Riccadonna Publishing graduate

    The social media platform of the moment is TikTok, where generation Z is now spending an extraordinary amount of time. The app has become really popular... Read more

  • Inclusive audio

    Anthony Kemp C.e.o. of Calibre Audio

    The ability to enter new worlds through literature and the joy of a good book has proven to be a source of solace and comfort... Read more

  • Indie ingenuity

    Isabelle Kenyon Managing director of Fly on the Wall Press

    The small press industry works on a shoestring. Departments of marketing, PR, editorial and design often do not exist and instead become merged into one,... Read more

  • Does Twitter pitching work?

    Ingrid Cruz Journalist

    As this week’s FutureBook20 conference has shown, this is a year where change is at the top of the agenda for the publishing industry.... Read more

  • Books plus plus

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Are books bad value compared to a subscription to Disney’s streaming service, or are they the cheapest “good present” you can buy someone?... Read more

  • A green beacon of hope

    Anita Sethi Author

    I hold my manuscript in my hand that will in the not too distant future become a book: I Belong Here: A Journey Along the Backbone... Read more

  • How writers survive

    Sanjida O'Connell Author

    One year ago I launched my fourth psychological thriller, One Year Later. It was a gloriously sunny day, and we celebrated in the village pub,... Read more

  • In praise of pandemic fiction

    Eve Lynch Writer at Reedsy

    With social media feeds and news sites reading like a dystopian novel, it’s hardly surprising that many readers have lost their appetite for post-apocalyptic books... Read more

  • Greening the books

    Amanda Ridout Vice president of the IPG

    Enough of the hand-wringing - the IPG wants to help its members do something practical and high-impact and take real steps towards making their businesses... Read more

  • Turn, turn, turn

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    If we are fortunate, then this past week may come to be seen as a turning point: the victory of president-elect Joe Biden; the announcement... Read more

  • Making virtual local

    Philippa Cochrane Head of reading communities at Scottish Book Trust

    When we started planning Book Week Scotland 2020, the natural fit for the theme was future: the year was filled with exciting possibilities and interactive,... Read more

  • Readers want academic expertise

    Katie Metzler Associate vice president, social science innovation at SAGE

    In May of this year, SAGE publishing took a step that was part gamble, part experiment. As discussions over lockdown policies dominated the global conversation,... Read more

  • Biden time

    Stephen Lotinga C.e.o. of the Publishers Association

    Like many of you, last week was spent with interrupted sleep, a constant eye on US news channels and fingers crossed. This weekend brought with... Read more

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