• Christmas jeer


    Other at Freelance

    The outlook for Christmas is not good, but there are some bright spots. Read more

  • The magic number

    By Hugh Salmon

    As booksellers abandon their three-for-two offers, and lower the 'free postage' thresholds online, there is less incentive for readers to look for new authors.... Read more

  • Michael Allred: Madman Volume One

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    The superhero with the lead-filled yo-yo is back. Read more

  • Merry riskmas


    CEO/MD/Owner at Fat Face

    Christmas shoppers are increasingly leaving their festive shopping to the last minute; it is a dangerous trend for retailers. Read more

  • Free and easy

    By Jeff Gomez

    Offering free online editions of novels won't cannibalise print sales. Instead, electronic access will win new readers. Read more

  • The Booker chair's critical review

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Book bloggers have long argued that they owe their existence to the poor quality of newspaper reviews. They now have a new champion in the... Read more

  • Cult of the new

    By Scott Pack

    Other at

    The book industry's Christmas is more about turkeys than crackers. So why do we focus on new releases rather than backlist? Read more

  • A new business model?

    By Eoin PURCELL

    Associate Publisher at

    Radiohead has shown that there are some customers who will pay for digital content even when they do not have to: how does this help... Read more

  • Gathering at the high end

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    To viewers it may look like a giant medieval hall stuffed full of people in dinner suits, but the literary high end needs a counterpoint... Read more

  • A rabbit from a hat?

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Has ArgentVive--the company formerly known as Methvens, and Samedaybooks--pulled a rabbit out of a hat with its new mobile bookshop search tool? Read more

  • Alain Claude Sulzer: A Perfect Waiter

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    A brooding tale of lost love strikes a melancholy note. Read more

  • Frankfurt: Still the place to be

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    Despite, the cost no one can afford not to come to Frankfurt, it remains an inspiring event, which cheers everyone up and reminds us all... Read more

  • Frankfurt: Nights at the circus

    By Alan Samson

    Other at

    The circus arrived early at Frankfurt this year, with books featuring animals setting the trend for rights deals. Read more

  • Frankfurt 2007: A mixed mood

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    Frankfurt continues to be flat, even PFD's Caroline Michel failed to make it. Read more

  • Frankfurt: eBook 2.0 fails to arrive


    The absence of a new eBook device has not stopped publishers speculating about how it will work. Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Ice Monster
    by David Walliams
  2. 2.
    Past Tense
    by Lee Child
  3. 3.
    The Meltdown
    by Jeff Kinney
  4. 4.
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz
    by Heather Morris
  5. 5.
    The Christmas Rose
    by Dilly Court
  6. 6.
    Guinness World Records 2019
  7. 7.
    The Wonky Donkey
    by Craig Smith & Katz Cowley
  8. 8.
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    by Stephen Hawking
  9. 9.
    Listening to the Animals
    by Noel Fitzpatrick
  10. 10.
    by C J Sansom