Blogs

  • Mining book group gold

    Alice Jolly Freelance Author

    Book groups are a massive force in the book world - but also a mystery. We don’t even know how many exist. Reading Groups for... Read more

  • Publishing in a pandemic

    Stephen Lotinga Chief executive officer of the Publishers Association

    Our society faces an unprecedented challenge from coronavirus and publishing is no exception to that. Read more

  • Yes, you might be a publishing person

    By Anushree Nande

    Marketing assistant at Candlewick Press

    One of the biggest underlying publishing assumptions is that you have to be a ‘certain’ type of person to make a career in the industry... Read more

  • Reality writes

    Hannah Williams Freelance Journalist

    Writing doesn’t pay. According to a report released last year by the Royal Society for Literature and the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, most writers... Read more

  • Love, hope and business

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Contrary to what you might read elsewhere, there are three stages to a pandemic. Read more

  • Books from Scotland: the big picture

    Tom Tivnam at The Bookseller

    It feels slightly strange to be writing this introduction to the Books from Scotland special (in partnership with Creative Scotland) as the world, and... Read more

  • Houston, we have a problem: how bookshops might prepare for reopening

    By Mark Thornton

    Bookshop mentor at Unwin Charitable Trust

    Fifty years ago this week, the world watched the unfolding drama of Apollo 13, the space mission hit by an explosion en route to the... Read more

  • The education revolution

    By Helen Diamond

    Head of education at Bloomsbury

    With schools closed for the foreseeable future, and the nation having to adapt quickly to home education, parents are getting to grips with juggling their... Read more

  • Ideas are free but art costs and we need help

    By Kevin Duffy

    Publisher at Bluemoose Books

    Sales are down for indie presses, perhaps a collective pot of money would help. Read more

  • The little free lifeline

    Catherine Galloway Freelance

    Like many other people these days, I do doorstep deliveries. Sherlock Holmes to the boy at no.16 who told me he likes “mysteries”. Love, Nina to... Read more

  • Black swans and pink flamingos

    By Jared Shurin

    at M&C Saatchi’s Social Impact Practice

    The term 'black swan', coined by Nassim Taleb, is used to describe extreme outliers, and their disproportionate impact on history.  These are the 'unknown... Read more

  • Freelancing in a time of corona

    Catherine Taylor Freelance Writer

    I woke early this morning in the coronatime in which we all now exist - the brief respite of sleep ruined yet again by the... Read more

  • Beyond the tent

    By Molly Flatt

    Journalist at Futurebook

    A couple of weeks ago, John Howkins wrote a piece for us on the value of invisible work. Ever since, as news of one cancelled... Read more

  • Online Opportunities

    By Carolyn Jess-Cooke

    Senior Lecturer in English Literature at University of Glasgow

    How can technological solutions adopted during the coronavirus outbreak foster a greater sense of connectivity in the literary world post-pandemic? Read more

  • Lockdown: the author's perspective

    By Tracy Buchanan

    Author at Freelance

    Many authors live in a perpetual state of anxiety. Anxiety our books won’t sell. Anxiety we won’t get a new deal. Anxiety our reviews will... Read more

The Official UK CHART

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    The Giver of Stars
    by Jojo Moyes
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    The World’s Worst Parents
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
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    The Last Widow
    by Karin Slaughter
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    The Institute
    by Stephen King
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    The Body
    by Bill Bryson
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    Girl, Woman, Other
    by Bernardine Evaristo
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    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
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    Where the Crawdads Sing
    by Delia Owens
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    The Sun Sister
    by Lucinda Riley
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    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
    by Reni Eddo-Lodge