Blogs

  • 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

  • Why CUP acted responsibly

    By KEVIN TAYLOR

    Other at

    Cambridge University Press replies to Bonus Book's accusation of "cowardice" for withdrawing the book Alms for Jihad. Read more

  • Delivering the Booker longlist

    By Howard Davies

    "After almost five hours of discussion, albeit punctuated by a decent lunch at L Read more

  • Booker: a changing of the guard?

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    A triumph for Random House, but with so few big names on the Booker longlist, does this signal a changing of the literary guard?... Read more

  • Saving Waterstone's

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Waterstone's should be pleased that people are protesting the closure of one of its shops. Read more

  • David Thewlis: The Late Hector Kipling

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    The star of Mike Leigh's "Naked" has written a debut novel set in the art world. Read more

  • Librarians, stressed?

    By Katherine Rushton

    The Guardian reports this morning that librarians are up there with hairdressers and speech therapists as the least stressed out workers in Britain. Can that... Read more

  • Ali Smith: Girl Meets Boy

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Forthcoming in the Canongate Myths series is a retelling of the happiest story from Ovid's Metamorphoses Read more

  • Death of the publisher?

    By MARK THWAITE

    Other at

    The death of publishers isn't going to happen immediately. But they need to get online now and improve their web presence. Read more

  • The devil you know

    By Oliver Brice

    Publishers and agents are at loggerheads over rights in the new digital world. They must work together to survive Read more

  • Time for a firm commitment

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    The 'sale or return' system for backlist could soon be seen as a quaint 20th-century anachronism. Read more

  • Tomorrow's issue - and the first ever

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    A few delights await in tomorrow's issue - kicking off with an important story on how trade terms are changing. Read more

  • Travel time

    By ALAN GILES

    CEO/MD/Owner at Fat Face

    WHS Travel is consistently outperforming its sister stores on the high street, what's its secret? Read more

  • Life without Sheila

    By View From Down Under

    Why red-top publishing doesn't work in Australia. Read more

  • Toby Barlow: Sharp Teeth

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    The American's novel in verse Sharp Teeth is set among packs of werewolves that rove about the grimy Los Angeles underbelly. Read more

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    by Pullman, Philip
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    The Body
    by Bill Bryson
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    Veg
    by Jamie Oliver
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    The Testaments
    by Margaret Atwood
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    Sword of Kings
    by Bernard Cornwell
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    Cilka's Journey
    by Heather Morris
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    The Butterfly Room
    by Lucinda Riley
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    18th Abduction
    by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
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    Wham! George & Me: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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    The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch
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