Blogs

  • To tag or not to tag—when author feedback gets personal

    To tag or not to tag—when author feedback gets personal

    By Gillian Harvey

    at

    Would you walk up to an author at a book event, or on the street, and tell them how much you hated their book? No?... Read more

  • Indie US booksellers aren’t going down without a fight

    Indie US booksellers aren’t going down without a fight

    By Kendra Stanton Lee

    at

    When Amazon accounts for at least 40% if not half of US book sales, independent bookstores in the US are looking to stay afloat using a... Read more

  • Publishers must change the story around neurodiversity

    Publishers must change the story around neurodiversity

    By Elle McNicoll

    at Self-Employed

    “Those people don’t read books, let alone write them.” These words were said to me as I sat in a meeting with some respected publishers. I... Read more

  • A modest proposal: take VAT off everything

    By A. Non

    Taking VAT off e-books will push even more customers to Amazon, with little benefit to other retailers: a better solution would be to abolish VAT... Read more

  • A climate for change

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy Editor And News Editor at The Bookseller

    ​As floods swamp Britain in yet another reminder of the weather extremes engendered by climate change, this week’s announcement from German media giant Bertelsmann, parent... Read more

  • The £10bn question

    The £10bn question

    By Jared Shurin

    at M&C Saatchi’s Social Impact Practice

    Recent figures released from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport may look promising—but the underlying numbers tell a different story... Read more

  • More city, less village

    By Lizzy Kremer

    Head of Books at David Higham Associates

    How can the book trade, and especially agents, be more welcoming of different personality types—many of whom could shake up their business? Read more

  • The invisible army: how e-books are saving authors

    The invisible army: how e-books are saving authors

    By Nicola May

    at

    Right now, I could walk into a roomful of readers, booksellers and authors, and I doubt if anyone in that crowd would know who I... Read more

  • The one and (not) only

    By Philip Jones

    at The Bookseller

    One of the more interesting things about the American Dirt row has been the number of commentators lining up to tell us how big publishing... Read more

  • The discount trap

    By Richard Charkin

    Executive director at Bloomsbury Publishing

    The inexorable rise in discounting by booksellers has led to a reduction in authors’ income earned per book sold—and that should prompt a review.... Read more

  • Swept away

    By Philip Jones

    at The Bookseller

    This week, I saw a proposal for a new app that would cancel a meeting provided both participants signal their desire to pull out; if... Read more

  • Mastering apprentices

    Mastering apprentices

    By Marcus Simmons

    Corporate partnerships manager at LDN Apprenticeship

    National Apprenticeships Week (3rd–9th February) recognises the important role apprentices play in the workplace—how could publishers benefit? Read more

  • One direction

    By Philip Jones

    at The Bookseller

    For those who have been hiding under a book these past few years and months, I regret to inform you that as of 11 p.m.... Read more

  • Margin call

    By Philip Jones

    at The Bookseller

    Seven years ago, The Bookseller published an open letter from Sam Husain, then chief executive of Foyles, exhorting publishers to support bookshops with better terms.... Read more

  • The rocket league

    By Philip Jones

    at The Bookseller

    Between 1950 and 1970s, the US and the Soviet Union (USSR) spent millions in an attempt to beat each other into space. The activity, known... Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Mirror and the Light
    by Hilary Mantel
  2. 2.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  3. 3.
    Nothing Ventured
    by Jeffrey Archer
  4. 4.
    The Inn
    by James Patterson & Candice Fox
  5. 5.
    The Never Game
    by Jeffery Deaver
  6. 6.
    Five Minute Mum
    by Daisy Upton
  7. 7.
    One Good Deed
    by David Baldacci
  8. 8.
    Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal
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    A Patchwork Family
    by Cathy Bramley
  10. 10.
    Addition and Subtraction Ages 5-7
    by Clarke, Peter