Blogs

  • Canongate partners with One Tree Planted for Matt Haig paperback

    Canongate partners with One Tree Planted for Matt Haig paperback

    By Katie Mansfield

    News editor at The Bookseller

    Canongate is partnering with non-profit organisation One Tree Planted (OTP) for the paperback publication of Matt Haig’s children's book Evie and the Animals.... Read more

  • The invisible army: how e-books are saving authors

    The invisible army: how e-books are saving authors

    By Nicola May

    Right now, I could walk into a roomful of readers, booksellers and authors, and I doubt if anyone in that crowd would know who I... Read more

  • The one and (not) only

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    One of the more interesting things about the American Dirt row has been the number of commentators lining up to tell us how big publishing... Read more

  • The discount trap

    By Richard Charkin

    Executive director at Bloomsbury Publishing

    The inexorable rise in discounting by booksellers has led to a reduction in authors’ income earned per book sold—and that should prompt a review.... Read more

  • Swept away

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    This week, I saw a proposal for a new app that would cancel a meeting provided both participants signal their desire to pull out; if... Read more

  • Mastering apprentices

    Mastering apprentices

    By Marcus Simmons

    Corporate partnerships manager at LDN Apprenticeship

    National Apprenticeships Week (3rd–9th February) recognises the important role apprentices play in the workplace—how could publishers benefit? Read more

  • One direction

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    For those who have been hiding under a book these past few years and months, I regret to inform you that as of 11 p.m.... Read more

  • Margin call

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Seven years ago, The Bookseller published an open letter from Sam Husain, then chief executive of Foyles, exhorting publishers to support bookshops with better terms.... Read more

  • The rocket league

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Between 1950 and 1970s, the US and the Soviet Union (USSR) spent millions in an attempt to beat each other into space. The activity, known... Read more

  • The good beginning

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    A decade ago, if you had picked up our first issue of the year, you’d have been greeted with the headline, “‘Things can only get... Read more

  • Primadonna Festival

    By Kate Williams

    This isn’t the most cheerful December I can remember, so I’ve been searching for positives and found myself reflecting on a most wonderful festival I... Read more

  • First among equals

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    A decade on, the feature breaks new ground again, expanding to 150, and putting participants into areas of influence, including bookselling, design, rights, writing and... Read more

  • Grey expectations

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The book trade is often praised for its durability (not least in these pages), forever teetering on the right side of oblivion. Read more

  • Deeper and deeper

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The Bookseller’s FutureBook Conference held on Monday (see pp10-13) showed a trade comfortable in its own post-digital skin and willing to confront the broader issues... Read more

  • Voicing a revolution

    By Dominic White

    Head of publishing and commerce at W F Howes

    In the last of three pieces on the audiobook sector in the run-up to FutureBook Live, W F Howes’ Dominic White looks at the future... Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    How the Dead Speak
    by Val McDermid
  2. 2.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  3. 3.
    Pinch of Nom Everyday Light
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
  4. 4.
    Big Sky
    by Kate Atkinson
  5. 5.
    A Rose Petal Summer
    by Katie Fforde
  6. 6.
    The Volunteer
    by Jack Fairweather
  7. 7.
    Grown Ups
    by Marian Keyes
  8. 8.
    Knife
    by Jo Nesbo
  9. 9.
    Pinch of Nom
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
  10. 10.
    The Five
    by Hallie Rubenhold