Blogs

  • Rejection? No problem

    Stephanie Bramwell-Lawes National account manager at Igloo Books

    “Thank you for your submission, which I very much enjoyed reading.  However … ” However. But. Regrettably. Unfortunately. Sadly. I have received a few of... Read more

  • Original and best

    John Mitchinson Publisher at Unbound

    It’s hard sometimes to reconstruct the world that a classic novel was published into; a book’s settled presence in the canon gives it a superficial... Read more

  • In Canada, publishing is burning

    Ken Whyte Editor & publisher at Sutherland House Books

    Canada’s government has said almost nothing about whether or not it is going to move against the Canadian portion of Penguin Random House’s acquisition of... Read more

  • The super league

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    This week six Premier League football clubs, including Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City, as well as some European sides such as Barcelona and Real... Read more

  • No logo?

    Eva Ferri Publisher at Europa Editions UK

    There’s definitely a thing about birds and publishing houses. Not just in the UK, but all around the world.  Off the top of my head,... Read more

  • Mentoring matters

    Farhana Shaikh Managing editor at Dahlia Publishing

    I set up The Middle Way Mentoring Project, a two year professional development scheme, to support early-career writers take the next step in their writing... Read more

  • Be more Welsh

    Penny Thomas Co-founder at Firefly Press

    When Book Trust asked Firefly to support the UK Children’s Laureate campaign to increase funding for primary school libraries, I was delighted. Not just because... Read more

  • Choosing bookshops

    Nels Abbey Author and founder of the Black Writers Guild

    One of the best opportunities I’ve been granted this year simultaneously turned out to the be one of the most challenging: judging the trade categories... Read more

  • Disinformation Prime

    Jared Shurin Marketing strategist

    With the potential for a safe, healthy return to normalcy on the horizon, vaccine uptake has been in the spotlight. For some, there’s a genuine... Read more

  • Day 81,901

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is fond of talking about his 26-year-old firm’s “Day 1” culture. Read more

  • No budget? No sweat

    Georgia Henry Campaign executive at Rocket

    It’s no surprise that marketing budgets have been cut this year. With the upcoming months still being incredibly uncertain, many pubishers will be finding that... Read more

  • Our Covid year

    Niall Mansfield Managing director at UIT Cambridge/Green Books

    We started as a computer company – our biggest project was getting The Financial Times onto the internet in 1997 – but we wrote and... Read more

  • Ready, steady...

    Emma Corfield-Walters Owner of Book-ish

    This time last year, I wasn't sure how long our bookshop in a small market town in mid-Wales would survive. Alongside many indie bookshop owners... Read more

  • The rise of Black speculative fiction

    Kadija Sesay

    The blockbuster success of “Black Panther” in 2018 was probably the global breakthrough that showed the extent of the popularity of Black speculative fiction. Although... Read more

  • Book fair season - but not as we know it

    Michele Young Rights director at Pan Macmillan

    It is as though ‘Bologna-time’ is hard-wired into children’s publishers; the smell of spring in the air makes us think of our new publishing, new... Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    A Song for the Dark Times
    by Ian Rankin
  2. 2.
    Because of You
    by Dawn French
  3. 3.
    The Mirror and the Light
    by Hilary Mantel
  4. 4.
    Shuggie Bain
    by Douglas Stuart
  5. 5.
    Daughters of Cornwall
    by Fern Britton
  6. 6.
    Hamnet
    by Maggie O'Farrell
  7. 7.
    The Midnight Library
    by Matt Haig
  8. 8.
    The Power Of Hope
    by Kate Garraway
  9. 9.
    The Kingdom
    by Jo Nesbo
  10. 10.
    The Vanishing Half
    by Brit Bennett