Blogs

  • Facing exhaustion

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy Editor at The Bookseller

    It’s hardly a catchy term, and discussion about it quickly becomes mired in impenetrable language, but the issue of “international rights exhaustion” should be at... Read more

  • The boy who lived and lived and lived

    Jared Shurin Marketing strategist

    In every skirmish in the ‘culture war’, be it fought in universities, Twitter or Parliament, there’s an inevitable reference to Harry Potter. The Potter references... Read more

  • A quiet revolution

    Cath Howe Author and teacher

    I write contemporary middle grade fiction for so-called “tweenies”- readers from top primary into early secondary school. I also work in schools each week teaching... Read more

  • Reminding, rethinking

    Jamie Mollart Author

    The pandemic is undoubtedly the most devastating public health crisis in living memory. Any discussion of what it has given rise to must first acknowledge... Read more

  • The anti-influencer

    Lynsey Pollard Founder of Little Box of Books

    I set up inclusive and representative children’s book company, Little Box of Books, almost three years ago and we have since enjoyed plenty of media... Read more

  • Reader's block

    Emma Corfield-Walters Owner of Book-ish

    One of the singular pleasures of becoming a bookseller was to make even more room for reading in my life, to talk books with anybody... Read more

  • Resisting the old normal

    Penny Batchelor Author

    Lockdown for many authors was a gruelling challenging time with loss of income, lack of literary inspiration and dealing with illness. For disabled and chronically... Read more

  • Publishers must help bookshops bounce back

    Joseph Evans Head of tech at Enders Analysis

    The pandemic altered where readers bought books and the types of titles they purchased—and it’s time publishers used their profits to help bookshops out.... Read more

  • A new equilibrium

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy Editor at The Bookseller

    The mass high street closures of the past 15 months have proved to have a major effect on what customers have bought and read, and... Read more

  • Red flags for authors

    Anna Vaught Author

    Are you a writer caught in a situation or about to make a decision on agency or publication, but beset by an uncomfortable feeling that... Read more

  • But what if I want to write about mangoes?

    Pragya Agarwal Author

    Here I am. Writing about mangoes, while eating a mango. I am a stereotype dream come true. “I try to avoid any mention of mangoes,... Read more

  • Living by the pen

    Nicola Solomon Chief executive of the Society of Authors

    Authors’ income, already a source of concern before the pandemic, has become unsustainable in the wake of financial policies put in place amid Covid... Read more

  • Citizen Dohle

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Late last year I wrote an online piece reflecting on Penguin Random House global c.e.o. Markus Dohle’s view that as “good citizens” the company’s likely... Read more

  • Blended learnings

    Stephen Lotinga Chief executive of the Publishers Association

    The advance of digital textbooks through lockdowns has meant a re-evaluation of the sector is long overdue, and it will require collaboration Read more

  • Calling time on comps

    Eva Ferri Publisher at Europa Editions UK

    It goes without saying that when agents, editors, publicists, marketeers and sales people have a book to get in the hands of readers, they use every means they... Read more

The Official UK CHART

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    Megamonster
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
  2. 2.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  3. 3.
    One August Night
    by Victoria Hislop
  4. 4.
    A Time for Mercy
    by John Grisham
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    The Midnight Library
    by Matt Haig
  6. 6.
    The Appeal
    by Janice Hallett
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    You Are a Champion
    by Rashford, Marcus & Anka, Carl
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    The Secret Path
    by Karen Swan
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    The Comfort Book
    by Matt Haig
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    V2
    by Robert Harris