Blogs

  • Lovely people

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones discusses the sober findings of Creative Access' recent survey, completed by interns who have entered the publishing industry. Read more

  • No Normal writer...

    By Andrew Holgate

    Literary Editor at THE SUNDAY TIMES

    Andrew Holgate reflects on Sally Rooney's meteoric—and well deserved—rise to the top, after second novel Normal People scooped the Book of the Year prize at... Read more

  • Humphreys at 100

    By M Wynn Thomas

    Professor of English and holder of the Emyr Humphreys Chair of Welsh Writing in English at Swansea University

    M Wynn Thomas appraises the career of staunch advocate and activist of the Welsh language Emyr Humphreys, who has just celebrated a remarkable century.  ... Read more

  • The trouble with print

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reflects on how businesses are dealing with the changes to how the physical texts that once sustained them are now being sold and consumed.... Read more

  • Dear Will… creative writing courses matter more than ever (but not for the reasons you think)

    By Julia Bell

    Course director, MA Creative Writing at Birkbeck

    After Will Self lambasted creative writing courses for failing to provide their students with a living, MA Creative Writing course director Julia Bell pens her response.... Read more

  • What I needed as a working-class writer

    By Kia Abdullah

    There’s a lot of debate about diversity in publishing—but how exactly can working class writers overcome the barriers? Kia Abdullah offers five tools that made... Read more

  • Less is less

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Could the publishing industry learn a lesson from Marvel's latest blockbuster hit "Endgame"? Philip Jones thinks so. Read more

  • All bookshops should be ‘inclusive’ bookshops

    By Khadija Osman

    Bookseller at Round Table Books

    As Round Table Books—the first permanent bookshop from inclusive children’s publisher Knights Of—opens this week, head bookseller Khadija Osman explains why its mission matters so... Read more

  • Why would Google want to buy Pearson?

    By Jon White

    Vice-president of global sales and marketing at PageMajik

    While educational publishers sought to build bespoke platforms to engage educators, tech giants secured the channel. Jon White wonders—is a shift about to occur?... Read more

  • Twenty years of the Branford Boase Award

    By Julia Eccleshare

    Children's director at British Library

    Julia Eccleshare reflects on two decades of the Branford Boase Award—the only award to recognise both author and editor. Read more

  • People like you

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones tackles the thorny issue of copyright and new technologies in publishing. Read more

  • Diversity in science fiction needs action now

    By Tom Hunter

    Director at Arthur C Clarke Award

    Tom Hunter, director of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, explores how science and speculative fiction publishing is dealing with the growing demand for diverse work.... Read more

  • Leader of the pack

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    As Hachette UK releases its first Ethnicity Pay Gap report, Philip Jones reflects on the book trade's latest efforts to hire and publish inclusively.... Read more

  • Rethinking our relationship with readers

    By John Mitchinson

    Co-founder and publisher at Unbound

    Independent publisher John Mitchinson explains why readers, writers and publishers should be more plugged into one another. Read more

  • Business books are still a symbol of male power—here’s what needs to change

    By Lucy McCarraher

    Founder at Business Book Awards

    Lucy McCarraher, founder of the Business Book Awards, reflects on gender discrimination in the publishing industry. Read more

The Official UK CHART

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    The Beast of Buckingham Palace
    by Walliams, David
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    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
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    Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
    by Adam Kay
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    Tall Tales and Wee Stories
    by Billy Connolly
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    Wrecking Ball
    by Kinney, Jeff
  7. 7.
    Me
    by Elton John
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    Veg
    by Jamie Oliver
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    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  10. 10.
    The Body
    by Bill Bryson