• 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

  • Frankfurt Deals: A whiff of artificiality

    By Katherine Rushton

    The era of the 'big book of the fair' may have finally come to an end: there are deals this Frankfurt, but they are generally... Read more

  • Frankfurt: Dispatches from Hall 8

    By Alison Flood

    As the Frankfurt Book Fair begins speculation continues to mount about the launch of Amazon Kindle; while closer to home everyone is curious about who... Read more

  • Commenting on the Booker

    By Howard Davies

    With one week to go, there has been no shortage of commentary on the Booker shortlist - most of it fairly polite by the "dyspeptic... Read more

  • Making a motza

    By View From Down Under

    Which titles will be making waves in Australia this Christmas? Read more

  • The story of Sea Stories

    By Rachel Giles

    To mark the 70th anniversary of the opening of the National Maritime Museum, its publishing wing has published its first fiction title: a book of... Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Ice Monster
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross (illus)
  2. 2.
    by Michelle Obama
  3. 3.
    The Meltdown
    by Jeff Kinney
  4. 4.
    Guinness World Records 2019
  5. 5.
    The Wonky Donkey
    by Craig Smith; Katz Cowley (illus)
  6. 6.
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz
    by Heather Morris
  7. 7.
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
    by J K Rowling
  8. 8.
    Past Tense
    by Lee Child
  9. 9.
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    by Stephen Hawking
  10. 10.
    Listening to the Animals
    by Noel Fitzpatrick