Blogs

  • Commenting on the Booker

    By Howard Davies

    With one week to go, there has been no shortage of commentary on the Booker shortlist - most of it fairly polite by the "dyspeptic... Read more

  • Making a motza

    By View From Down Under

    Which titles will be making waves in Australia this Christmas? Read more

  • The story of Sea Stories

    By Rachel Giles

    To mark the 70th anniversary of the opening of the National Maritime Museum, its publishing wing has published its first fiction title: a book of... Read more

  • Ties that bind

    By Clare Alexander

    Chair at AITKEN ALEXANDER ASSOCIATES LTD

    As the 'rebel agents' continue to plot their departure from PFD, what is the truth behind the author/agent relationship Read more

  • Back to front?

    By Hugh Salmon

    People don't buy 'backlist' or 'frontlist' books Read more

  • Listen up

    By Stephen Page

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    When the CD disappears, the present rights and funding model for audio must change. Read more

  • BBC takes guide back to books

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    BBC Worldwide's deal for Lonely Planet is about more than its books, but rival travel guide publishers will still be left sweating. Read more

  • Sport beats highbrow

    By Graham Sharpe

    As the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award longlist is announced, it is tough to understand why the literary world seems to look... Read more

  • Tim Harford: The Logic of Life

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy Editor And News Editor at The Bookseller

    Funny, brutal and eye-opening: a rational choice theorist explores the economics of love and marriage. Read more

  • More than a bookshop

    By Denis Hellewell

    Independent bookshops need to diversify to survive, but when do you stop being a bookshop and start becoming a coffee shop, ice-cream parlour, cyber caf... Read more

  • The Newton and Charkin show

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The publishing world will be watching with interest Richard Charkin's move to Bloomsbury. Read more

  • David Roche Q&A

    By Alison Flood

    Borders UK chief executive responds to questions following the management buyout of the UK chain from its US parent. Read more

  • The independent gene

    By Helen Kogan

    independent publishers share a genetic coding which combines the 'bloody-minded' gene, and the 'let's look at it another way' gene. Read more

  • When Borders met Books Etc

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Back in 1997 publishers reacted with unbridled joy and excitement to the news that US giant Borders had bought Books Etc. Ten years on, things... Read more

  • The Retail Awards in pictures

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Photos from The Bookseller Retail Awards 2007. Read more

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    A Promised Land
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    by Walliams, David
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