Blogs

  • Covid diaries: the bestselling author

    C L Taylor Author

    It's no secret that most authors are introverts. That doesn't mean that we don't enjoy bookshop events and literary festivals. Who doesn't love talking about... Read more

  • The Booker Prize announcement

    Alice O'Keeffe

    Even for a prize that thrives on controversy, the omission of Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light from the Booker shortlist today is a big... Read more

  • The everyone store

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    As was the case when it launched in the US earlier this year, the arrival of the UK branch of Bookshop.org is timely... Read more

  • The BBC's commitment to books

    Jonty Claypole Director of BBC Arts

    The last six months, since the start of lockdown, has been full of revelations - for us as a society and for all of us... Read more

  • Inaudible

    Cory Doctorow Author

    I am emphatically not a self-published author: I did one short story collection on my own, made a goodly sum, but got no writing done... Read more

  • Libraries need change from the top

    Tim Coates Library campaigner

    Autumn brings cheerful news of good footfall in bookshops, but we do not hear the same bells ringing for public libraries. Last week Libraries Connected, the government-funded... Read more

  • The art of the normal

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Super Thursday has arrived early this year. Read more

  • Promoting authors

    Joanne Harris author

    The publishing frenzy that is Super Thursday will leave many authors in the cold, having to find new ways to engage with potential readers of... Read more

  • Lockdown diaries: changing times

    Ansa Khan Khattak commissioning editor, Picador

    In terms of technology, we were lucky to be well set up for remote working: our company had already made sure we were equipped with... Read more

  • What do we actually know about British readers?

    By Jared Shurin

    at M&C Saatchi’s Social Impact Practice

    We have a vague idea, and a great deal of received wisdom, but, notoriously, we’ve found it challenging to answer some of the simplest questions.... Read more

  • Souped up Super Thursday is no reason to panic

    By Tom Tivnan

    at The Bookseller

    Super Thursday is normally a pretty fun day. About the midway point of run-in to Christmas period, it is the day of a year with the greatest number of... Read more

  • Lockdown diaries: the book PR

    Sabah Khan Head of PR at Avon

    I work in comms and my whole work life (and my actual life come to think of it!) is based on the premise that I... Read more

  • Twenty years of previewing books

    By Caroline Sanderson

    Associate editor at The Bookseller

    My first preview of non-fiction was published in The Bookseller on 11th August 2000. Read more

  • Where is our next read?

    Georgia Henry campaign executive

    ​Recently the way we find out about new titles has changed. We spend less time standing on train platforms next to a poster of your... Read more

  • Lockdown diaries: the book designer

    Carmen Balit Designer at Atlantic Books

    The weekend before the government announced the lockdown I was due to go to Bristol to visit a friend, and a few days earlier we’d... Read more

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    A Promised Land
    by Barack Obama
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    Code Name Bananas
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
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    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
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    Guinness World Records 2021
    by Guinness World Records
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    30 Day Kick Start Plan
    by Joe Wicks
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    by Douglas Stuart
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    The Ickabog
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    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
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    The Deep End
    by Jeff Kinney
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    Ready Player Two
    by Ernest Cline