The Great British Book Shop Blog

    Welcome to The Great British Book Shop Blog - here is where we will excite your imagination with topics that we hope you'll find interesting

    We aim to post a range of topics, including product reviews, competitions, guest posts from publishers and authors, interviews and information from around the industry.

    The Costa Book Awards 2013 by Kathy Allen

    The Costa Book Awards are one of the UK's most prominent and popular literary prizes and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.  Since their launch in 1971, the former Whitbread Book Awards have rewarded a wide range...

    Posted on 12/12/2013 -

    Who will be the Christmas number 1? by Kathy Allen

    One of the most critically acclaimed but, ‘unofficial’ prizes in the book world, is to be the Christmas number one and it’s just one of many factors that can potentially add clout to a title.  The Christmas number one is traditionally decided, as in the music industry, by the amount...

    Posted on 01/12/2013 -

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