What does the new Amazon Charts mean for the publishing industry? The Guardian investigates.

RIP Roger Moore, the longest-serving James Bond, who delivered a manuscript for a book two weeks before he died.

British books out in the US today include The Long Drop by Denise Mina, discussed on Book Riot’s All The Books! podcast.

This week’s Guardian Books podcast explores islands in literature, from Iceland to Jamaica.

This week’s novel excerpt on The Pool is Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends. “The story of best friends Frances and Bobbi, it follows them over a few months as they become involved with – as friends, lovers and well, you’ll see – a good-looking and sophisticated couple in their thirties.”

Red online has its own take on the best festivals for book lovers.

To celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show from all the way over in the US, the second annual British Blooms and Books Giveaway is underway.

 

All books mentioned in this post can be purchased postage-free worldwide from bookdepository.com.

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