Blogs

  • Publishing for everyone

    Natalie Jerome Agent at Aevitas Creative Management

    I came into this business straight out of university having first worked in a bookshop, and following a week's work experience at Penguin Random House. I haven’t... Read more

  • Is Hay in Wales?

    Richard Lewis Davies Publisher and writer

    Writers love being invited to the Hay Festival. Sales will rocket into double figures, you get into the green room with a free coffee and a... Read more

  • I am doing a good job

    Silé Edwards Agent at Mushens Entertainment

    As it is award season, I wanted to write a piece about celebrating your wins and being proud of yourself – but every time I... Read more

  • One year on

    Nels Abbey Author and founder of Black Writers Guild

    A few years ago a friend and mentor of mine asked one of the nation’s foremost blue-chip journalists, a broadcaster on a flagship show, why... Read more

  • Fail again, fail better

    Anna Vaught Author

    Here is a call for those of us involved in writing - and perhaps in all sectors of the book industry - to speak openly... Read more

  • Begin, again, repeat

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    By the time you read this, the British Book Awards “virtual” ceremony will have been run, the winners will have been announced and the trade... Read more

  • Rethinking diversity... together

    Dr Sandra van Lente Guest lecturer at the Centre for British Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    Germany is as much a multicultural country as the UK – with these words, the tone was set for a day of exchange between British... Read more

  • The burden of representation

    Anmol Irfan Journalist and writer

    When Awais Khan’s In The Company Of Strangers came out in 2020, I couldn’t wait to support rising local authors. After all the Pakistani literary industry... Read more

  • Childhood is poetry

    Yasmine Shamma Lecturer in Literature at the University of Reading

    Yesterday, our son Nadim had the poems he wrote when he was four published by Walker Books. His book, Take Off Your Brave, is vibrantly... Read more

  • Man Down

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    A propos nothing in particular, I thought I’d talk about ambiguity this week. Read more

  • Defend our designers and illustrators

    Libby Hamilton Editorial director of picture books, Andersen Press.

    At 23:59 tonight, the government consultation will close on funding for higher education in 2021/2022. Why should we in publishing care about that? Because it... Read more

  • Piracy is not the answer

    Nick Fowler and Steven Inchcoombe Co-chairs of the Scholarly Networks Security Initiative

    Last month, the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit issued a warning to universities and students about using the pirate website Sci-Hub. Not... Read more

  • Academic publishing is broken

    Raphael Tsavkko Garcia Journalist

    Created in 2011, Sci-Hub is the largest free repository of scholarly articles in the world. Or rather, it is the largest shadow library of pirated... Read more

  • Looking up

    Nelle Andrew Agent at RML

    My son and I recently started reading this book called Look Up. It features a character called Jamal who is always looking down at his... Read more

  • Nevertheless, they persisted

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    This week the Publishers Association released full-year sales numbers for 2020 showing that the invoiced value of UK publisher sales of books, journals and rights/coeditions... Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    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
  5. 5.
    The Midnight Library
    by Matt Haig
  6. 6.
    The Appeal
    by Janice Hallett
  7. 7.
    You Are a Champion
    by Rashford, Marcus & Anka, Carl
  8. 8.
    The Secret Path
    by Karen Swan
  9. 9.
    The Comfort Book
    by Matt Haig
  10. 10.
    V2
    by Robert Harris