• The library dividend

    Nick Poole Chief executive officer of CILIP

    For many of us, public libraries are a consistent feature in the landscape of our lives. Local libraries offer refuge, reading, a place to connect,... Read more

  • What does it mean to publish beyond bias?

    Eleanor Dryden Publisher at Headline Review

    As the publishing industry plans its return to the working environments we were used to, I’ve heard many talk longingly of a return to ‘business... Read more

  • What publishing can learn from Megxit

    Nels Abbey Author and founder of Black Writers Guild

    Before we start: yes, I am fully aware that this looks like a desperate, algorithm-gaming clickbait article but it really isn’t. Well, I hope it... Read more

  • No rest days

    Silé Edwards Agent at Mushens Entertainment

    Recently during an event a publisher said, “We do a lot of our reading outside of work hours, most of it actually, there just isn’t... Read more

  • The long view

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    There’s one particular fact from this year’s British Book Awards shortlists (announced online, and in print this week) that I didn’t want to go unnoticed:... Read more

  • Future fictions

    Tracey Follows Founder of Futuremade

    When I was a young girl there was one day of the week that I looked forward to more than any other. It was the... Read more

  • We need to talk about disability

    Cat Mitchell Lecturer at the University of Derby

    Before I write about my experiences of being disabled and working in publishing, I need to add a caveat. I love this industry. I had... Read more

  • A brand is a terrible thing to waste

    Jared Shurin Head of strategy at M&C Saatchi’s Social Impact Practice

    In his manifesto The Art of the Publisher, Roberto Calasso, the noted writer and Chairman of the Adelphi Edizioni publishing house, discusses what constitutes a... Read more

  • Know thy reader

    John B. Thompson Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge

    With the levelling off of e-book sales, many have begun to wonder whether the book publishing industry will be spared the kinds of disruption experienced... Read more

  • Adapting Grace

    Peter James Author

    The power of a good screen adaptation can be life changing for even the most successful author, opening them up to a whole new world... Read more

  • Office essentials

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    One year on from being sent home from our offices, from bookshops being shuttered and library buildings closed, from high streets becoming deserted, schools curtailed,... Read more

  • Purpose driven

    Jamie Fewery Author

    Brand has always been a complex thing in the book world. Most publishers lack widespread brand recognition beyond the industry, with the obvious exception of... Read more

  • Breaking bridges

    Jo Glanville Journalist and editor

    Dutch author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld has explained their decision to step down as translator of African-American poet Amanda Gorman’s book The Hill We Climb in... Read more

  • Diversity, not division

    Nelle Andrew Agent at RML

    Let me start this by telling you an embarrassing story about me. When I first started as an agent, I never wore my hair in... Read more

  • A novel approach to IR35

    Michael Paulin Tax barrister

    Publishing has long relied on self-employed freelancers for a diverse range of roles. From editors and copywriters to illustrators and ghost-writers, the periplectic nature of creativity... Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    A Song for the Dark Times
    by Ian Rankin
  2. 2.
    Because of You
    by Dawn French
  3. 3.
    The Mirror and the Light
    by Hilary Mantel
  4. 4.
    Shuggie Bain
    by Douglas Stuart
  5. 5.
    Daughters of Cornwall
    by Fern Britton
  6. 6.
    by Maggie O'Farrell
  7. 7.
    The Midnight Library
    by Matt Haig
  8. 8.
    The Power Of Hope
    by Kate Garraway
  9. 9.
    The Kingdom
    by Jo Nesbo
  10. 10.
    The Vanishing Half
    by Brit Bennett