Blogs

  • Two words…

    By Julie Mayhew

    Writer at Hot Key Books and Bloomsbury Raven

    Author Julie Mayhew calls on her fellow writers to push for inclusion and social mobility when arranging school visits.  Read more

  • The bigger picture

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones shares his thoughts on the Publishers Association’s Publishing Yearbook 2019. Read more

  • Showing our steel

    By Stefan Tobler

    Co-founder at And Other Stories

    When the opportunity presented itself to relocate to Sheffield, And Other Stories jumped at the chance—and it hasn’t looked back.  ... Read more

  • Forward line

    By Sophie O'Neill

    at Inpress Books

    A recent event held in collaboration with Bloomsbury enabled five writers supported by an Arts Council-backed writing scheme to shine.   Read more

  • The book trade must beware lipstick feminism

    By Molly Masters

    Founder and c.e.o. at Books That Matter

    If a feminist brand, blogger or publisher is only centred on thin straight white women, then it’s not feminism, it’s misogyny, says Molly Masters.   ... Read more

  • Is YA Twitter as toxic as mainstream media suggests?

    By Chelsey Pippin

    Writer and librarian at Roedean School

    Responding to the Guardian’s piece on “toxic” YA culture, Chelsey Pippin argues that the online YA community’s sensitivity and nuance is being underplayed.  ... Read more

  • Stand and deliver

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reflects on the increased scrutiny that publishers and authors now face, and how they're dealing with it.   Read more

  • A letter to booksellers during Independent Bookshop Week

    By Clare Mackintosh

    Author at Clare Mackintosh Ltd

    During Independent Bookshop Week, author Clare Mackintosh pens a letter in praise of bookshops and booksellers. Read more

  • Why publishers’ integrity matters more than ever

    By Helen Saunders

    Editorial officer at Open Library of Humanties

    Last week ghostwriter Andrew Crofts’ comment piece ‘Why we publish books we hate’ caused quite the stir. Here Helen Saunders gives her response. Read more

  • Agents of change: The year of campaigning differently

    By Miriam Robinson

    Conference Programmer at Marketing & Publicity Conference

    Miriam Robinson, programmer for The Bookseller's Marketing & Publicity Conference 2019, shares what to expect from the day. Read more

  • Should publishers commission an autobiography from Mrs May?

    By Alison Baverstock and Jackie Steinitz

    Academics at Kingston University

    Political memoirs are big business – and these academics think they’ve found an algorithm that will help their would-be publishers take smarter risks. Read more

  • The battle for B&N

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The fight to acquire US bookseller Barnes & Noble is a battle for the future of the book business, says Philip Jones. ... Read more

  • Why the Barnes & Noble sale may help US publishers buy better books

    By Mark Gottlieb

    Literary agent at Trident Media Group

    Could a revived physical retail scene allow US publishers to make more decisions based on editorial instinct rather than numbers alone?  ... Read more

  • Word on the Street

    By Rosamund De La Hey

    at THE MAINSTREET TRADING COMPANY

    How can bricks and mortar stores claim a slice of the pie as audiobooks experience a boom but CDs lose out to digital downloads?... Read more

  • Finding the X Factor

    By Natalie Jerome

    Brand-publishing specialist at Various

    The industry really needs to up its game if it wants to make a difference when it comes to diversity in the publishing landscape.  ... 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