• 'A different story'

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones looks back on "maverick" Richard Johnson's nine years at the helm of Bonnier Publishing.  Read more

  • Indie marvels

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones praises the hard graft, expertise and imagination helping independent bookshops triumph. Read more

  • Defending UK success

    By Gordon Wise

    Senior literary agent at Curtis Brown

    Gordon Wise reflects on his presidency of the Association of Authors’ Agents, and looks at the ongoing challenges facing the group. Read more

  • Journey’s end

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones ponders the fate of the travel book market in the digital age.  Read more

  • Cometh the fire

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reflects on the future of publishing and retail bookshops. Read more

  • My reading life

    By Vaseem Khan

    Author at Various

    Vaseem Khan’s life changed after discovering the the local library as a child—and now he hopes to inspire others through his Quick Reads contribution.... Read more

  • A Booker bump

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones ponders the implications of allowing American authors to enter the Man Booker Prize. Read more

  • A passable year

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones thinks print is not just back; it's staying put.  Read more

  • Naming the bias problem

    By Ziyad Marar

    President of global publishing at SAGE

    SAGE’s global publishing boss reveals how he had to ditch his first name to get noticed by potential employers in the industry. Read more

  • On how unconventional publishing can work

    By Laura Jones and Heather McDaid

    Co-founders at 404 Ink

    Laura Jones and Heather McDaid reflect on the rise of their indie press 404 Ink since its launch last year and how they achieved it.... Read more

  • Litreachas agus Foillseachadh Gàidhlig ann an 2018

    By Rosemary Ward

    Director at Gaelic Books Council

    Rosemary Ward discusses the growing demand for Gaelic books as the number of Gaelic readers in Scotland and throughout the world increases.... Read more

  • The Scots leid: publishin the ‘unreadable’

    By Matthew Fitt

    Scots writer, translator and co-founder at Itchy Coo Books

    Matthew Fitt, co-founder of Itchy Coo Books, reflects on the cultural and commercial advantages of publishing in the Scots language.  Read more

  • Investing in culture can change lives, break boundaries and reinvigorate communities

    By Nicola Sturgeon

    First Minister at Scotland

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reveals the lifelong love of reading that has compelled her and her government to increase its budget for funding the arts.... Read more

  • On borrowed time?

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Benedicte Page wonders whether the continuing decline in library services and book loans could put the future of reading in jeopardy. Read more

  • The Eccles British Library Writer's Award: investing in authors

    By Catherine Eccles

    Literary scout at Eccles Fisher Associates

    Catherine Eccles reflects on the history of the Eccles British Library Writer's Award and how it supports authors' careers. Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Into the Water
    by Paula Hawkins
  2. 2.
    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
    by Gail Honeyman
  3. 3.
    This is Going to Hurt
    by Adam Kay
  4. 4.
    The Good Daughter
    by Karin Slaughter
  5. 5.
    Dead If You Don't
    by Peter James
  6. 6.
    Two Kinds of Truth
    by Michael Connelly
  7. 7.
    The Midnight Line
    by Lee Child
  8. 8.
    A Legacy of Spies
    by John Le Carre
  9. 9.
    Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans
    by Liz Pichon
  10. 10.
    The Duchess
    by Danielle Steel