Blogs

  • 2020: an indie publisher's A-Z

    Iain Parke Co-founder of BAD PRESS iNK

    As a new independent publisher launching our first list in 2020, here at BAD PRESS iNK the year has been, well let’s just go with…... Read more

  • The only Black girl

    Silé Edwards Agent at Mushens Entertainment

    I was on page 186 when I knew I was going to finish The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris in one night. The... Read more

  • We need more positive cli-fi

    Ryan Mizzen Author

    Could stories be the missing part of the science communication jigsaw puzzle? The answer to this question could potentially unblock global political action on the... Read more

  • Back of the net

    Josh Clarke Founder of Still Nil Nil

    The age-old issue around what can be done to encourage boys to read has been brought into sharper focus over recent weeks with the announcement... Read more

  • The network effect

    Hannah Chukwu Editorial assistant at Penguin Random House UK

    One of the great joys of publishing is the fact that it is an inherently collaborative, team-focussed industry. From the ground up, we are built... Read more

  • Old tropes, new perspectives

    Mary-Hannah Oteju Student and writer

    The publishing world presents itself as a world of opportunity for hopeful and ambitious writers with dreams of becoming the next Chimamanda, Larson or Hosseini. However,... Read more

  • Covid diaries: Phoebe Morgan

    Phoebe Morgan Author and editor at HarperCollins

    I found a note on my phone the other day, dated March 4th, 2020; it listed the ways in which my team at work might... Read more

  • Yinka, where is your editor? Part 2

    Lizzie Damilola Blackburn and Katy Loftus Author and editor at Penguin Books

    Debut author of Yinka Where is Your Huzband, Lizzie Damilola Blackburn, and her editor Katy Loftus at Penguin, dish the dirt on the reality behind... Read more

  • The year that was

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    A year like no other, is how David Shelley, chief executive of Hachette UK, described 2020 in his letter to authors. Read more

  • All I want for Christmas is the death of lazy 'diversity' language

    Jane Josée Link Student and aspiring publisher

    In light of last week’s Penguin ethnicity pay gap report, their first-ever following in the footsteps of Hachette’s 2019 iteration, it seems like... Read more

  • The forecast is... flexibility

    Georgia Henry Campaign executive at Rocket

    It’s been said a million times and I’ll say it again: we could never have predicted this year. As we move closer towards 2021, it’s becoming... Read more

  • Found in translation

    Jodie Hare Writer

    Many have highlighted the potential benefits of reading translated literature, and with novels like Olga Tokarczuk’s Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the... Read more

  • The magic of mending

    Rachel Friedman Librarian

    As a librarian, I've seen it all; broken spines, torn pages, even whole books ripped in two. Books are cheap. Books are plentiful. Books are... Read more

  • Censorship creep

    Raphael Tsavkko Garcia Journalist

    The UK, like many other parts of the world, has a long history of banning books for "obscenity". The last time it happened in the... Read more

  • 150 and not out

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Change has been a constant this year: even so, it is still unnerving when the momentum picks up the pace. Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Gigantosaurus: Dino Spot: World Book Day 2021
    by Jonny Duddle
  2. 2.
    The Midnight Library
    by Matt Haig
  3. 3.
    The Darkest Evening
    by Ann Cleeves
  4. 4.
    Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
  5. 5.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  6. 6.
    Protect the Planet!: World Book Day 2021
    by Jess French; Aleesha Nandhra
  7. 7.
    Grown Ups
    by Marian Keyes
  8. 8.
    The River Whale
    by Sita Brahmachari
  9. 9.
    Cry Baby
    by Mark Billingham
  10. 10.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman