Ben Dunn resigns as M.D. of Kings Road Publishing

Bonnier Publishing today announces that Ben Dunn has resigned as M.D. of Kings Road Publishing. Dunn joined the company in 2015 as M.D. of Blink Publishing, before being promoted to M.D. of Kings Road Publishing in November 2017, overseeing the company’s adult non-fiction imprints – Blink Publishing, John Blake and Lagom – and children’s imprints […]

Mark Smith sells his equity stake in Bonnier Zaffre and steps down as CEO

Bonnier Publishing is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Mark Smith to purchase his equity stake in commercial fiction publisher, Bonnier Zaffre. As a result, Smith will step down at the end of the month to pursue new ventures. Smith joined the company at the beginning of 2015, bringing adult […]

Michael Morpurgo joins Jonathan Bryan at the launch of “powerful” memoir, Eye Can Write

On Thursday 11th July, Bonnier Publishing imprint Lagom celebrated the launch of Jonathan Bryan’s “powerful” memoir, Eye Can Write, at Waterstones Piccadilly. Guests included renowned author, Michael Morpurgo, who wrote the forward for the book, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, who delivered a short prayer. Bryan is a longstanding fan of Morpurgo, who he was introduced to […]

Studio Press acquires three children’s fiction titles from former England captain Casey Stoney

Studio Press, an imprint of Kings Road Publishing, has acquired world rights for three fiction titles from Casey Stoney MBE, former England Women’s Captain. Natalie Jerome, Acquisitions Director and Publisher at Bonnier Publishing UK, acquired the rights from Tom Caplan at 10Ten Talent. Casey Stoney was one of the most decorated players of her generation. […]

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 […]