Blogs

  • 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

  • A stand on brands

    By ALAN GILES

    CEO/MD/Owner at Fat Face

    <p>Do publishers&rsquo; brands mean anything? To celebrate its 50th birthday, the Marketing Society has selected the brands &ldquo;that shone most brightly&rdquo; in each of those... Read more

  • Where the needs are

    By Sally Floyer

    at PENGUIN GROUP

    <p>We in the book industry are defined by our ability not only to read but to do so with great sophistication and to be articulate... Read more

  • Why Harry missed out

    By Admin Istrator

    Other at Bookseller

    <p>This time last year I was on my way home from work when I saw the following headline in one of the free rags: &quot;Harry... Read more

  • Judgement day

    By Tom Tivnan

    at The Bookseller

    <p>Last Thursday I was at &uuml;ber-trendy Shoreditch House: a Banksy graffito on a wall outside, the upstairs bar chock full of Nathan Barley-esque, Russell Brand... Read more

  • Warm waters

    By John Makinson

    at PEARSON PLC

    <p>Last week Joel Rickett, the deputy editor of this fine publication, filed his last copy for <i>The Bookseller</i> and turn off the lights. Joel will... Read more

  • End game

    By Peter Crawshaw

    Other at Lovereading

    <p>We all do things without really thinking through the long-term implications. It&rsquo;s called the Law of Unforeseen Consequences, a concept popularised by sociologist Robert K... Read more

  • Job roles, Joel rolls

    By Daisy Frost

    <p>After the Amanda Ross/Bookseller party incident a number of so-called friends&mdash;whose motives I question&mdash;have been urging me to leave the choppy seas of agenting and... Read more

  • In praise of women in publishing

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    <p>I've never really understood the Media Guardian's &quot;media&quot; rankings. The Guardian doesn't regard book publishing as part of its media coverage: too old fashioned, no... Read more

  • Getting on

    By SYP Insider

    Other at

    <p>So what does it take to get ahead in the fabled world of a publishing editorial department? Well first off, you&rsquo;ll be desperate to work... Read more

  • The sound of audio rising

    By Tom Tivnan

    at The Bookseller

    <p>It seems a propitious week to talk about audioboooks. We are smack in the middle of the biggest ever nationwide audio promotion, a proposed EU... Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Freed
    by E L James
  2. 2.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  3. 3.
    Us Three
    by Ruth Jones
  4. 4.
    You Are a Champion
    by Rashford, Marcus & Anka, Carl
  5. 5.
    The Midnight Library
    by Matt Haig
  6. 6.
    Tom Kerridge's Outdoor Cooking
    by Tom Kerridge
  7. 7.
    The Summer Seekers
    by Sarah Morgan
  8. 8.
    Hamnet
    by Maggie O'Farrell
  9. 9.
    Sunny Days and Sea Breezes
    by Carole Matthews
  10. 10.
    Shuggie Bain
    by Douglas Stuart