Blogs

  • One direction

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    For those who have been hiding under a book these past few years and months, I regret to inform you that as of 11 p.m.... Read more

  • Margin call

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Seven years ago, The Bookseller published an open letter from Sam Husain, then chief executive of Foyles, exhorting publishers to support bookshops with better terms.... Read more

  • The rocket league

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Between 1950 and 1970s, the US and the Soviet Union (USSR) spent millions in an attempt to beat each other into space. The activity, known... Read more

  • The good beginning

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    A decade ago, if you had picked up our first issue of the year, you’d have been greeted with the headline, “‘Things can only get... Read more

  • Primadonna Festival

    By

    This isn’t the most cheerful December I can remember, so I’ve been searching for positives and found myself reflecting on a most wonderful festival I... Read more

  • First among equals

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    A decade on, the feature breaks new ground again, expanding to 150, and putting participants into areas of influence, including bookselling, design, rights, writing and... Read more

  • Grey expectations

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The book trade is often praised for its durability (not least in these pages), forever teetering on the right side of oblivion. Read more

  • Deeper and deeper

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The Bookseller’s FutureBook Conference held on Monday (see pp10-13) showed a trade comfortable in its own post-digital skin and willing to confront the broader issues... Read more

  • Voicing a revolution

    By Dominic White

    at W F Howes

    In the last of three pieces on the audiobook sector in the run-up to FutureBook Live, W F Howes’ Dominic White looks at the future... Read more

  • Poll to poll

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Could the general election knock the book trade's Christmas spirit? Read more

  • FutureBook Person of the Year—Kit de Waal

    By Hannah Beckerman

    Author and journalist at Freelance

    "When Philip Jones did a call-out for nominations for the 2019 Futurebook Person of the year, just one name leapt to mind." Read more

  • FutureBook Live: On getting books to the top of the cultural agenda

    By Anita Sethi

    The book business punches above its weight in terms of keeping the attention on books, but with today’s busy news agenda, the rise of social... Read more

  • Self-partnering

    By John Bond

    C.e.o. at Whitefox

    A number of advances have enabled the self-publishing market to reach maturity—one that is often indiscernible from ‘legacy’ publishing. Read more

  • Tomorrow’s people

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reflects on 10 years of FutureBook. Read more

  • Jonty Claypole on the BBC's year-long celebration of books

    By Jonty Claypole

    Director at BBC Arts

    Later today, an expert panel of leading British writers, curators and critics enlisted by the BBC are revealing 100 genre-busting reads as part of an... Read more

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
    by Collins, Suzanne
  2. 2.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  3. 3.
    Normal People
    by Sally Rooney
  4. 4.
    Slime
    by Walliams, David
  5. 5.
    Wean in 15
    by Joe Wicks
  6. 6.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  7. 7.
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
  8. 8.
    Lockdown
    by Peter May
  9. 9.
    Killer Instinct
    by James Patterson
  10. 10.
    The Family Upstairs
    by Lisa Jewell