Blink Publishing, Bonnier Books UK’s commercial adult non-fiction imprint, has acquired an essential survival handbook from bestselling ex-special forces solider and former SAS: Who Dares Wins directing staff, Ollie Ollerton.
Matt Phillips, non-fiction publisher, Zaffre Publishing Group, acquired World All Language rights from David Riding at MBA Literary Agents Ltd.
Tapping into the knowledge built from his military career, in How To Survive (Almost) Anything: The Special Forces Guide To Staying Alive, Ollie meticulously shows you how to prepare your instincts, ready your mentality and hone your skills so that you will have the tools and know-how to survive (almost) any scenario, whether that be a night out exploring the wilderness or a forest fire, a climate catastrophe, or even societal collapse.
Matt Phillips said: ‘This book is the must-have companion for every family, whether you’re planning a night out in the great outdoors, or simply want to stay ahead of a world that is seemingly in a permanent state of flux. I can’t think of anyone more qualified to teach us how to tackle these obstacles than Ollie.’
Ollie Ollerton said: ‘Have you ever wondered how you’d react in a survival situation? Whether that’s suddenly finding yourself in an avalanche while skiing or administering life-critical first aid to those you love when emergency services are unavailable, it happens all the time to everyday people. It’s happened to me and one day that could be you. I’ve taken all my skills, mindset and experience learnt from some of the toughest conditions and situations to create a go-to guide that will teach you how to stay alive, so you’re ready for whatever comes next. This is a modern-day survival bible that every home should have, and I couldn’t be more excited to share this with readers.’
Matthew ‘Ollie’ Ollerton is a Sunday Times no.1 bestselling author and a former Special Forces soldier, who was one of the founding directing staff on Channel 4’s hit show SAS: Who Dares Wins and SAS Australia.
Ollie’s military career began at the age of 18 when he joined the Royal Marine Commandos and toured operationally in Northern Ireland and in Iraq for Operation Desert Storm. He subsequently spent six years in the Special Boat Service rising to team leader, before working in Iraq as a private security contractor and carrying out anti-child-trafficking charity work in Southeast Asia. These experiences helped shape his life as well as his books.
How To Survive (Almost) Anything: The Special Forces Guide To Staying Alive will publish in hardback, audio and eBook in September 2023.