Blogs

  • Making it mainstream

    Matt Cain Author, former journalist and commentator on LGBTQ+ issues

    The former editor-in-chief of Attitude magazine asks whether publishing is experiencing a watershed moment for LGBTQ+ representation.  Read more

  • Live, laugh, lesbian

    Laura Kay Writer

    Having flipped the script in her début, author Laura Kay makes the case for fiction that embraces all aspects of the queer experience. ... Read more

  • Power of the platform

    Mohsin Zaidi Barrister

    Mohsin Zaidi, author of A Dutiful Boy, discusses how the publication of underrepresented voices has the potential to transform lives.... Read more

  • Coming back greener

    Nick Poole Chief executive officer of CILIP

    In November this year, an army of policymakers, scientists, lobbyists, civil society and activist groups will descend on Glasgow for the 26th annual UN Climate... Read more

  • Rejection? No problem

    Stephanie Bramwell-Lawes National account manager at Igloo Books

    “Thank you for your submission, which I very much enjoyed reading.  However … ” However. But. Regrettably. Unfortunately. Sadly. I have received a few of... Read more

  • Original and best

    John Mitchinson Publisher at Unbound

    It’s hard sometimes to reconstruct the world that a classic novel was published into; a book’s settled presence in the canon gives it a superficial... Read more

  • In Canada, publishing is burning

    Ken Whyte Editor & publisher at Sutherland House Books

    Canada’s government has said almost nothing about whether or not it is going to move against the Canadian portion of Penguin Random House’s acquisition of... Read more

  • The super league

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    This week six Premier League football clubs, including Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City, as well as some European sides such as Barcelona and Real... Read more

  • No logo?

    Eva Ferri Publisher at Europa Editions UK

    There’s definitely a thing about birds and publishing houses. Not just in the UK, but all around the world.  Off the top of my head,... Read more

  • Mentoring matters

    Farhana Shaikh Managing editor at Dahlia Publishing

    I set up The Middle Way Mentoring Project, a two year professional development scheme, to support early-career writers take the next step in their writing... Read more

  • Be more Welsh

    Penny Thomas Co-founder at Firefly Press

    When Book Trust asked Firefly to support the UK Children’s Laureate campaign to increase funding for primary school libraries, I was delighted. Not just because... Read more

  • Choosing bookshops

    Nels Abbey Author and founder of the Black Writers Guild

    One of the best opportunities I’ve been granted this year simultaneously turned out to the be one of the most challenging: judging the trade categories... Read more

  • Disinformation Prime

    Jared Shurin Marketing strategist

    With the potential for a safe, healthy return to normalcy on the horizon, vaccine uptake has been in the spotlight. For some, there’s a genuine... Read more

  • Day 81,901

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is fond of talking about his 26-year-old firm’s “Day 1” culture. Read more

  • No budget? No sweat

    Georgia Henry Campaign executive at Rocket

    It’s no surprise that marketing budgets have been cut this year. With the upcoming months still being incredibly uncertain, many pubishers will be finding that... 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