• Courting costs

    By Caroline Kean

    Publishers fighting libel claims can face lawyers' charges of up to Read more

  • Blogging The BA (Irish Branch) Conference

    By Eoin PURCELL

    Associate Publisher at

    Notes from The Booksellers Association Irish Branch Conference Read more

  • Chronicle of a death foretold

    By Philip Black

    In January the Pan Bookshop shut its doors after 32 years: what lessons can be learned from this? Read more

  • A prize oddity

    By Joel Rickett

    The launch of the annual odd titles prize is always a fascinating experience. Read more

  • Irish market branches out

    By Eoin PURCELL

    Associate Publisher at

    How will Irish booksellers cope in a cooler economic climate that could see Amazon and Tesco target them. Read more

  • Failure to comply

    By Scott Pack

    Editor-at-large at Eye & Lightning Books

    Publishers and authors moan when they can't find paid-for promotions in shops. But such complaints are often unfounded. Read more

  • Right notes


    CEO/MD/Owner at Fat Face

    The rock stars of EMI are being shaken up by private equity. Could a similar approach work in book publishing? Read more

  • Return of the digital glory days?

    By Gayle Feldman

    Other at

    The second annual O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishers conference was reminiscent of e-book glory days past. Read more

  • Dressed to sell

    By Admin Istrator

    Other at Bookseller

    Like it or not a dress code for booksellers is what customers want. Read more

  • A digital mash-up

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Sometimes I wonder if digital advocates just don't get it, the print world that is. Read more

  • Arabian rights

    By Amy Webster

    The differences between Western and Arab publishing industries are beyond linguistic, as a visit to the Cairo International Book Fair showed. Read more

  • The giants of Germany

    By Anja Sieg

    International editor at BUCHREPORT

    The number of bookshops in Germany in falling, with the figure expected to drop below 4,000 by the end of the year. Read more

  • A bookshop opens, almost

    By Simon Key

    Bookseller at Big Green Bookshop

    It is six months since Waterstone's closed in Wood Green, its two former booksellers are now close to re-opening as an indie. Read more

  • Digital d-day

    By Damian Horner

    Other at Damian Horner

    From Bluffers to Specialists, people in publishing are struggling to understand the digital age. They'll have to adapt fast. Read more

  • Right royal row

    By Clare Alexander


    British publishers should not try to sew up digital royalty levels before the sales exist. Authors may walk away. Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
    by Collins, Suzanne
  2. 2.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  3. 3.
    Normal People
    by Sally Rooney
  4. 4.
    by Walliams, David
  5. 5.
    Wean in 15
    by Joe Wicks
  6. 6.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  7. 7.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  8. 8.
    by Peter May
  9. 9.
    Killer Instinct
    by James Patterson
  10. 10.
    The Family Upstairs
    by Lisa Jewell