Derek Freeman retires as chairman of Bonnier Publishing

Derek Freeman has decided to retire from his role as chairman of Bonnier Publishing. Freeman joined the company in 2006 as a consultant and became a board member in 2009, working closely with former group CEO Richard Johnson. Freeman began his career in book publishing in the mid-seventies and, since then, has held a number […]

Templar launches Jonny Duddle window competition for independent bookstores

Templar Publishing, an imprint of Kings Road Publishing, has launched a window competition with bestselling author and illustrator Jonny Duddle, to celebrate the paperback publication of The Pirates of Scurvy Sands.  The competition, for independent bookshops only, asks them, with the help of a pirate POS pack, to create an imaginative pirate themed window display over […]

Lagom acquires first cookbook from So Vegan

Lagom has acquired So Vegan With 5, from the creators of one of the world’s biggest vegan food channels, Roxy Pope and Ben Pook. Natalie Jerome, Acquisitions Director and Publisher, Bonnier Publishing UK, signed world language rights from Ariella Feiner at United Agents.   The book contains 100 easy-to-do vegan recipes, each using only five ingredients. It’s […]

Sarah Clayton joins Bonnier Publishing UK as Head of Field Sales

Sarah Clayton has been appointed Head of UK Field Sales for Bonnier Publishing UK, overseeing field sales management teams for Bonnier Zaffre and Kings Road Publishing. In addition, Clayton will be responsible for growing and developing sales in the North West, Wales, Midlands and West of England. This is a newly created position following the […]

Bonnier Publishing UK appoints Anna MacLaren May as HR Director

Bonnier Publishing UK today announces the appointment of Anna MacLaren May as HR Director. Previously Group HR Director at Next Fifteen Communications Group, MacLaren May has twenty years’ HR experience including roles at Lexis PR and Warner Music International.   Reporting into Bonnier Publishing UK’s Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Perdoni, MacLaren May will lead the […]

Templar celebrates its 40th anniversary and reveals illustration prize winners

On Thursday 21st June, Templar Publishing celebrated its 40th anniversary at The Fable, Holborn where it announced the winner of its inaugural illustration prize competition. The competition launched in January this year, based upon the principle that beautiful illustration is “at the heart” of Templar’s publishing. Lisa Edwards, Head of Children’s Publishing, Kings Road Publishing said of […]