Blogs

  • Amazon: letter to the editor

    Patrick Neal Bookseller, Jaffé & Neale Bookshop & Café

    Philip Jones’ editorial “Give and Take” explains Amazon’s recent success and Jeff Bezos stepping down. Read more

  • The art of publishing

    Anna Bond Octopus Publishing Group m.d.

    A few months into her new role, the boss of Octopus Publishing shares what she has learned about illustrated publishing while in lockdown Read more

  • The Books are Alright

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    This spring it will be the job not just of booksellers, but of every single one of us to press books on others wherever we... Read more

  • Time to detox

    Clive Lewis Founder of Globis Mediation Group

    One issue that causes the most stress for many employees, including those in the publishing industry, is the dread of simply arriving at work. Far too many... Read more

  • Exposing Audiblegate

    Orna Ross Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors

    A few months ago, the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)’s watchdog desk, which which monitors the self-publishing sector, rates the best and worst services, and... Read more

  • Give and take

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    This week Amazon’s billionaire founder Jeff Bezos said he planned to take a step back at the giant e-commerce business. Read more

  • The dog that didn't bark

    Jared Shurin Head of strategy at M&C Saatchi’s Social Impact Practice

    Last year - among a few other things - Simon & Schuster was purchased by Penguin Random House. Yet the inevitability of that result shouldn’t... Read more

  • Rewarding the longlist

    Neil Griffiths Author and founder of the Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses

    How might a literary prize disrupt the literary prize culture? Perhaps by reversing the structure: announcing the winner first, then the shortlist, followed by the... Read more

  • The future is augmented

    Alastair Hagger Doctoral researcher in creative writing

    You are midway through the fourth book (of seven) in your favourite magical teenage warlock series. On her way to a first confrontation with the... Read more

  • Raising our A-game

    Aliya Gulamani Junior commissioning editor at Unbound

    Many Deaf people are natural storytellers, with a flair for creative thinking. And yet there are so few of us in publishing. As well-publicised research... Read more

  • Embracing BookTok

    Georgia Henry Campaign executive at Rocket

    Marketing books during a pandemic brought about many challenges, including re-directing campaigns, getting cut-through and navigating the suddenly massive world of TikTok. Conversations began this... Read more

  • Seeking sanctuary

    Francesca Hughes Student and journalist

    I have Triplegic Cerebral Palsy, which means that even before schools and offices closed due to the pandemic, I was categorised as at higher, moderate risk... Read more

  • Up, up and awry

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Last week, Nielsen reported that based on estimated data the UK print book market grew 5.2% by volume in 2020, and rose 5.5% by value,... Read more

  • Authors' brands: a case of doublethink?

    Jeremy Morton Partner at Temple Bright LLP

    JK Rowling is. John le Carré isn’t. Albert Camus and F. Scott Fitzgerald are. George Orwell might or might not be.  I’m talking about registered trade marks. Authors... Read more

  • Join the club

    Alex Holmes Writer and podcast host

    Books have always been a source of wonder and escape. A place for new thoughts, brilliant ideas, tragic stories and exciting lives. A way to... Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Gigantosaurus: Dino Spot: World Book Day 2021
    by Jonny Duddle
  2. 2.
    The Midnight Library
    by Matt Haig
  3. 3.
    The Darkest Evening
    by Ann Cleeves
  4. 4.
    Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
  5. 5.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  6. 6.
    Protect the Planet!: World Book Day 2021
    by Jess French; Aleesha Nandhra
  7. 7.
    Grown Ups
    by Marian Keyes
  8. 8.
    The River Whale
    by Sita Brahmachari
  9. 9.
    Cry Baby
    by Mark Billingham
  10. 10.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman