• 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

  • Biting the hand that feeds

    By Carlie Lee

    Authors and publishing houses need each other more than ever before; neither should over-estimate their own value. Read more

  • Author empowerment

    By Alison Baverstock

    "The long-term effects of publishers' rather patronising attitude towards their major resource is being increasingly resented Read more

  • The truth about pay, benefits and books

    By Liz Bury

    Other at

    With discussion about salary levels in the book trade as heated as ever, The Bookseller launches a new survey to get the whole picture.... Read more

  • Olympic hurdles

    By Clare Alexander


    Public funding of literature and libraries is under threat in 2008. Don Read more

  • Attack, attack

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The publishing world deserves better than the recent 'dumbed-down' attacks from the wider media. Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Power Of Hope
    by Kate Garraway
  2. 2.
    by Maggie O'Farrell
  3. 3.
    A Song for the Dark Times
    by Ian Rankin
  4. 4.
    The Mirror and the Light
    by Hilary Mantel
  5. 5.
    Shuggie Bain
    by Douglas Stuart
  6. 6.
    The Midnight Library
    by Matt Haig
  7. 7.
    Simply Raymond
    by Raymond Blanc
  8. 8.
    The Silent Wife
    by Karin Slaughter
  9. 9.
    Because of You
    by Dawn French
  10. 10.
    The Sentinel
    by Lee & Andrew Child