Blogs

  • Levelling the field

    By Claire Malcolm

    Chief executive at NEW WRITING NORTH

    New Writing North’s chief executive addresses the challenges facing under-represented writers and outlines how the group hopes to rewrite that story.  Read more

  • Life after Waterstones

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones considers the future of Foyles, following Waterstones' shock acquisition. Read more

  • The perfect Foyle?

    By Julia Kingsford

    Director at Kingsford Campbell & The Good Literary Agency

    Julia Kingsford considers the positives and negatives of Waterstones' recent acquisition of Foyles for both parties. Read more

  • Risk assessments

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Benedicte Page considers publishers fears regarding the DfE's new quality assurance scheme consultation for school materials. Read more

  • Creating the hype at Richard Johnson's Bonnier

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reviews "disruptor in chief" Richard Johnson's memoir, Show Me Your Medals. Read more

  • The power of uncertainty

    By Nathan Connolly

    Publishing Director at Dead Ink

    The publishing director of Liverpool indie Dead Ink Books reveals how he harnessed the draw of loose threads and withheld information to appeal to horror... Read more

  • Is the future flexible?

    By Ruth Killick

    Publicist at Ruth Killick Publicity

    Ruth Killick discusses the flexible working structure at her PR firm. Read more

  • Nurturing the literary landscape

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Benedicte Page reflects on the current status of literary fiction and the role of independent publishers in the book industry. Read more

  • Empathy and evidence

    By Stephen Lotinga

    CEO at Publishers Association

    The PA’s chief executive argues that accurate figures must inform the debate on author pay—including a revision from his own organisation.  ... Read more

  • The world elsewhere

    By Anita Sethi

    Journalist at Freelance

    The moral case for geographical diversity, as set out by the Northern Fiction Alliance, stands to benefit the industry in its entirety argues Anita Sethi.... Read more

  • The measure of success

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones believes the big groups dominating the publishing landscape today are the same as those that dominated it 20 years ago. Read more

  • Man Booker: 'lovely surprise' to see Bauer but where is Barker?

    By Alice O'Keeffe

    Books editor at The Bookseller

    Books editor Alice O'Keeffe shares her views on the 2018 Man Booker Prize longlist.  Read more

  • Always look to the future

    By Vanessa Harbour

    Author at Firefly Press

    Vanessa Harbour shares how being disabled has allowed her to achieve her dream of being a writer.   Read more

  • Crunching the numbers

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones analyses the findings of the recently-released Publishers Association Publishing Yearbook 2017. Read more

  • Reflecting Realities: why so surprised? An open letter from a small press

    By Katrina Gutierrez

    Director of projects and communications at Lantana Publishing

    In light of the Reflecting Realities report, Katrina Gutierrez explains how the industry can better support small presses working to increase representation in children's books.... Read more

The Official UK CHART

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    The Body
    by Bill Bryson
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    The Secret Commonwealth
    by Philip Pullman
  3. 3.
    Veg
    by Jamie Oliver
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    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
  5. 5.
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    by J K Rowling; Jim Kay
  6. 6.
    18th Abduction
    by James Patterson
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    The Butterfly Room
    by Lucinda Riley
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    Wham! George & Me
    by Andrew Ridgeley
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    The Testaments
    by Margaret Atwood
  10. 10.
    Cilka's Journey
    by Heather Morris