Blogs

  • Edinburgh dispatches

    By Alison Flood

    With fewer household name authors than Hay or Cheltenham, the Edinburgh International Book Festival is forced to be creative with its programming and keep a... Read more

  • Future fiction

    By Anthony Cheetham

    With all the talk of libraries turning their backs on fiction, perhaps the future lies with independent booksellers. Read more

  • Dead ends

    By Scott Pack

    Other at

    Indie publishers are getting increasingly annoyed by retailers who ignore their proposals. There is now a rising feeling of rebellion. Read more

  • Headline punches with Prezza

    By Alison Flood

    Can the blundering former deputy PM succeed where others have failed, and make a political book entertaining? Headline hopes so Read more

  • Snowcasing new talent

    By Emma Cahill

    Agent at Snowbooks

    The one job publishers never outsource is choosing what to publish: but what about showcasing the slush-pile and allowing readers to choose for themselves.... Read more

  • A code among consultants

    By BINGHAM

    Other at

    "A code of conduct for editorial consultants would be good for writers; good for literary agents; and best of all, it would be good for... Read more

  • Shifting the power in bookselling

    By Michael Hyatt

    The Espresso Book Machine could once again shift the balance of power, giving bookstores the competitive advantage they have been seeking. Read more

  • Bob McKee and the 'busted flush'

    By Katherine Rushton

    The battle lines used to be quite easy to draw in the library sector, but CILIP chairman Bob McKee has changed all that. Read more

  • A website for all seasons

    By Sophie Rochester

    Founder and c.e.o. at Yodomo

    "From the moment the Man Booker longlist is announced the literary world is buzzing, but we wanted to show our awareness that it doesn't stop... Read more

  • Relaunching Penguin online

    By Anna Rafferty

    Agent at Consultant

    "Months of workshops, designing, testing and re-designing later and we're happy that we've shifted our site from being a company on broadcast to being genuinely... Read more

  • Chris Priestley: Uncle Montague's Tales . . .

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    The Victorian spine-chiller makes a welcome return in this collection of ghostly tales for kids of 10 and over. Read more

  • Do writers need websites?

    By Tim Relf

    It might be vital for a publisher to a have a top-notch on-line presence, but for authors it's all too often an expensive self-indulgence.... Read more

  • Inside the Booker Prize

    By Alison Flood

    Myrmidon Books was still reeling on Thursday after getting the third book it has ever published on the Booker longlist, but other publishers were quick... Read more

  • The centre can hold

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    Despite pressure from the web and the supermarkets, the big high street chains have solid prospects. Read more

  • Money for value?

    By Clare Alexander

    Director, Aitken Alexander Associates Ltd at Aitken Alexander Associates

    Some literary consultancies are charging thousands of pounds to advise would-be authors. There needs to be a code of practice. Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Hinch Yourself Happy
    by Mrs Hinch
  2. 2.
    Pinch of Nom
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
  3. 3.
    Past Tense
    by Lee Child
  4. 4.
    Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid
    by Jeff Kinney
  5. 5.
    Nine Perfect Strangers
    by Liane Moriarty
  6. 6.
    Fing
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  7. 7.
    Transcription
    by Kate Atkinson
  8. 8.
    Ambush
    by James Patterson & James O Born
  9. 9.
    The Moon Sister
    by Lucinda Riley
  10. 10.
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz
    by Heather Morris