THE PUBLISHING NEWS
Really, book buying public? Still nothing to usurp Mr. Osman? How has he regained his position at the top of the list?
Seriously, though. I can see that people might buy this book as a summer read. I get that. But, for a light-hearted cosy crime book, this is having incredible longevity.
The official UK book charts (w/end 21st August):
1. The Thursday Murder Club: Richard Osman
2. The Night Hawks: Elly Griffiths
3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig
4. One August Night: Victoria Hislop
5. The Evening and the Morning: Ken Follett
John Grisham's A Time For Mercy has plummeted from last month's top 5 down to 15 on the list. Someone doesn't like his book much.
Over on the Small Publishers' list, Elena Ferrante (with her two books The Lying Life of Adults and My Brilliant Friend has pushed L.J.Ross into 3rd. The big question for me is: Why doesn't Elena Ferrante have a "big" publisher?
The charts are available at The Bookseller: The Bookseller UK Charts although you may need to be a subscriber to view them in detail.