Blogs

  • PN confidential

    By Daisy Frost

    <p>You know when you get one of those rare emails through that you know instantly is life-changing in a shriek-inducing, nail varnish-spilling good way? Well,... Read more

  • Naming the 'evergreens'

    By Tom Tivnan

    at The Bookseller

    <p>When I was helping to compile our <a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/in-depth/feature/64194-the-12-books-you-mus... on Nielsen&rsquo;s &lsquo;evergreen&rsquo; books</a> &ndash; titles that have never, since records began, fallen out of... Read more

  • Stormy waters?

    By Paul Smiddy

    at STOCK BROKER

    <p>So we now realise we have been spending at unsustainable levels for far too long, neglecting to save in the good times, and pushing up... Read more

  • Saving our libraries

    By Martin Latham

    Manager at Waterstones

    <p>Margaret Hodge, Minister of State for Culture, Media &amp; Sport, commenting on declining library usage, has lectured librarians on how they can increase visitors by... Read more

  • Bothered by the Booker

    By Jamie Byng

    at

    <p><i>Canongate publisher Jamie Byng made his thoughts on this year's Man Booker Prize longlist known <a href="http://www.themanbookerprize.com/forum/topic.php?id=93&amp;page&amp;repl... the prize's website</a> yesterday. Following are his... Read more

  • The Booker circus

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    <p>And so the Booker circus begins with the publication of the <a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/news/63907-handful-of-dbuts-on-booker-dozen... Booker Dozen</a>,&nbsp; a longlist consisting of 13 titles, some of which... Read more

  • Pick n Read in South Africa

    By Gary Cummiskey

    Other at

    <p>In a recent piece on <i>The Bookseller</i>, Graeme Neill <a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/in-depth/feature/58753-tescos-giant-strides... that UK supermarket chain Tesco aims to double book sales to &pound;200m within... Read more

  • Summer success

    By Kate Mosse

    <p>At the beginning of July, I was one of a crew of authors who took part in the first ever Independent Booksellers Week. The idea... Read more

  • Weltbild wobbles over strategy

    By Anja Sieg

    at Buchreport

    <p>The future of Weltbild, one of Germany's leading forces in the book industry, has been thrown in the air after the Catholic Church, which set... Read more

  • Community care

    By Laurence Orbach

    at

    <p>In my small world of non-fiction books, there's quite a buzz about &quot;building communities&quot;. While not exactly new talk, the subject has taken on greater... Read more

  • So, is it any good?

    By Jon Howells

    Bookshop owner/manager/bookseller at

    <p>So, is it any good then? Well, I've been using the <a href="http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/navigate.do?pPageID=1576">Sony Reader </a>for the last couple of days, hard testing it in... Read more

  • Digital D-Day

    By Graeme Neill

    Other at

    <p><a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/news/63631-waterstones-to-stock-sony-reader... the worst kept secret in publishing is finally out in the open.</a> <a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs//57340-a-question-of-format.html">For months publishers and retailers have been gossiping... Read more

  • The ebook has landed

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    <p>The decision by Waterstone's to stock Sony's ebook reader, available in more than 200 stores from September, is a bold one. No regional testing or... Read more

  • Waterstone's plays its card

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    <p>I was impressed with Waterstone's <a href="http://www.waterstoneswys.com/">What's Your Story competition</a> when it launched, and I remain impressed after the winners were announced.</p> <p>For... Read more

  • Irish arts still smiling

    By Admin Istrator

    Other at Bookseller

    <p>A younger, more radical and, if I am honest, less wise me was prone to knocking the function of the Irish Arts Council. I propounded... Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    A Song for the Dark Times
    by Ian Rankin
  2. 2.
    Because of You
    by Dawn French
  3. 3.
    The Mirror and the Light
    by Hilary Mantel
  4. 4.
    Shuggie Bain
    by Douglas Stuart
  5. 5.
    Daughters of Cornwall
    by Fern Britton
  6. 6.
    Hamnet
    by Maggie O'Farrell
  7. 7.
    The Midnight Library
    by Matt Haig
  8. 8.
    The Power Of Hope
    by Kate Garraway
  9. 9.
    The Kingdom
    by Jo Nesbo
  10. 10.
    The Vanishing Half
    by Brit Bennett