• A W H Smith mystery

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    There was good news from W H Smith today, but the retailer did not seem to want to share it with everyone. Read more

  • A love letter to books

    By Martin Latham

    Manager at Waterstones

    Some say that the printed book will die out. But books are an all-round psycho-sensory experience. Read more

  • Clickable ISBNs and The Bookseller

    By Adam Hodgkin

    The Bookseller's Buyer's Guides are online, along with 8,943 clickable ISBNs in the adult title, and 1,767 in the children's guide. Read more

  • Born free

    By Gary Cummiskey

    Other at

    Independent publishers in South Africa need to strive for better recognition in the book business: will setting up an independent book fair help? Read more

  • Local heroes fight back

    By Gary Cummiskey

    Other at

    Domestic authors have often been seen as inferior to their overseas counterparts but, thankfully, things are changing in South Africa. Read more

  • The Irish blook

    By Eoin PURCELL

    Associate Publisher at

    Blogging has been brewing up a media storm in the Irish media, but 2008 looks set to be the year of the Irish blook. Read more

  • Better times ahead for travel?

    By Victoria Arnstein

    The first Travel Bookseller of the year brings some good news. After two years of declining fortunes the sector has finally turned a corner.... Read more

  • Model behaviour

    By Laurence Orbach


    Publishing has proved remarkably adaptable in the face of new media. But is it time to reinvent the business model? Read more

  • Publishers on top

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    Market shares figures for the top publishers show that they continue to prosper, with the top four capturing close to 50% of the retail sector.... Read more

  • On the road to recovery

    By Graeme Neill

    Other at

    Managing director Gerry Johnson was in bullish form at Waterstone's supplier conference last Friday, he had good reason to be. Read more

  • Any which way

    By Kate Mosse

    If the ghosted memoirs of film stars and chefs set tills ringing, that's all to the good in our quest to create a reading nation.... Read more

  • Aesthetes bite back

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Is high art under threat? Read more

  • Bargain basement


    CEO/MD/Owner at Fat Face

    Why do booksellers miss out on the January sales bonanza? They should be much more aggressive . . . Read more

  • Mould-breakers

    By Sally Floyer


    Beatrix Potter, J K Rowling and Eric Hill were all rejected by overly cautious publishers. The industry should be braver. Read more

  • Three cheers for new TV book format

    By Anna Richardson

    A new programme about writing and fiction can only be a good thing - especially if it's entertaining. Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Midnight Sun
    by Stephenie Meyer
  2. 2.
    The Giver of Stars
    by Jojo Moyes
  3. 3.
    Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure
    by Jeff Kinney
  4. 4.
    The Body
    by Bill Bryson
  5. 5.
    The World’s Worst Parents
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  6. 6.
    Girl, Woman, Other
    by Bernardine Evaristo
  7. 7.
    The Last Widow
    by Karin Slaughter
  8. 8.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  9. 9.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  10. 10.
    The Institute
    by Stephen King