Blogs

  • 500 days a debut

    Emma Christie Author

    I’ve been a debut novelist for more than 500 days but today my status will change with the publication of my second novel, Find Her... Read more

  • The bottom line

    Dawn Finch Writer and poet

    In November 2020 I was one of the authors giving evidence during an inquiry conducted by the All-Party Parliamentary Writers Groups (APWG) for their investigation... Read more

  • Algorithm says no

    Richard Charkin Non-executive director of Bonnier Books UK and founder of Mensch Publishing

    Since launching Mensch Publishing three years ago I have tried to use social media to promote titles. Read more

  • How much is too much?

    Lauren Brown Author

    Despite well-meant refrains such as "Time to Talk" and "It’s OK not to be OK" increasingly permeating the cultural consciousness and signifying a very hopeful and positive... Read more

  • New year cheer

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Last week the Booksellers Association (BA) reported that the number of independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland had grown for the fifth consecutive year,... Read more

  • YA is leading the way

    Andreina Cordani Author

    I’ve kind of given up telling non-publishing people that I write for young adults. Read more

  • Authors’ mental health MOT

    Penny Batchelor Author

    The Christmas decorations are down, the tin of Quality Street is empty and now I’m planning my author goals for the year. Read more

  • A murder of books

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    There is an interesting moment during the staging of Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage. Read more

  • My hopes for 2022

    Anna Vaught

    Happy new year and here, in a jaunty 10-bulletpoint plan, are my 2022 hopes for our industry. Access. I would love book events and... Read more

  • Letter from New York

    By Gayle Feldman

    New York correspondent at The Bookseller

    It’s been an eventful year in the American publishing industry, with moves and mergers aplenty—but sales figures are incredibly promising. Read more

  • Thank you

    Marc Lambert Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Book Trust

    Though it is nearly two years on from the first pandemic lockdown of March 2020, I’m sure that strange moment remains firmly etched in all... Read more

  • Keep it real

    Ian Chapman

    Authenticity, honesty and listening to others are the keys to success for publishers as young generations place value on truth and transparency. Read more

  • The Power Rangers

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    For those counting, there is an extra issue of The Bookseller this year. And it’s a bumper one, too.... Read more

  • Choose love

    Milly Johnson Author

    Author Milly Johnson makes the case for romantic fiction.  Read more

  • The year of the short story

    Isabelle Kenyon

    In 2021, Fly on the Wall Press set out to celebrate the short story form. We published three short story collections and seven limited-edition short... Read more

The Official UK CHART

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    Pinch of Nom Comfort Food
    by Kay Featherstone & Kate Allinson
  2. 2.
    The Sanatorium
    by Sarah Pearse
  3. 3.
    Both of You
    by Adele Parks
  4. 4.
    Slimming Eats
    by Siobhan Wightman
  5. 5.
    To Paradise
    by Hanya Yanagihara
  6. 6.
    The Thursday Murder Club
    by Richard Osman
  7. 7.
    It Ends With Us
    by Colleen Hoover
  8. 8.
    Sooley
    by John Grisham
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    The Midnight Library
    by Matt Haig
  10. 10.
    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
    by Taylor Jenkins Reid