Bonnier Zaffre and Allen & Unwin today announce a new sales and distribution arrangement covering the Echo Publishing list in Australia and New Zealand, commencing on 1st July 2018 in Australia and 1st August 2018 in New Zealand.
Echo Publishing recently became an imprint of UK fiction publisher Bonnier Zaffre and Angela Meyer, who remains based in Melbourne, Australia, has been promoted to Publisher. Angela will be supported by Bonnier Zaffre in the UK and locally by Benny Agius, formerly of Exisle Publishing and with an extensive track record in Australian publishing.
Echo will continue to focus on Australian commercial fiction and will have 66 backlist titles when the new distribution arrangement starts. A selection of Echo titles will also be published in the UK in 2019 and beyond, beginning with Fled by Meg Keneally.
Allen & Unwin already represent Bonnier Zaffre’s UK-based fiction imprints.
Bonnier Zaffre brings stability, expertise and commitment to our current and future authors; and we look forward to finding new readers in the UK and in other international markets.
-Angela Meyer, Publisher, Echo Publishing
Angela Meyer, Publisher of Echo Publishing, commented: “I’m excited about this opportunity for the talented Australian authors on the Echo list. Bonnier Zaffre brings stability, expertise and commitment to our current and future authors; and we look forward to finding new readers in the UK and in other international markets. I am so pleased Allen & Unwin’s experienced sales team will be getting behind the Echo books and authors in ANZ and I look forward to working closely with both teams as we grow this business solidly into the future.”
Mark Smith, CEO, Bonnier Zaffre, said: “I am delighted that Bonnier Zaffre has been able to add Echo Publishing into its relationship with Allen & Unwin in the key markets of Australia and New Zealand. The Allen & Unwin team has been an excellent partner for our UK-based adult and children’s fiction imprints, so it makes perfect sense for them to handle Echo Publishing. Angela Meyer has already proven she has the publishing talent, commitment to her authors and commercial energy to make Echo a success.”
From international bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz to the award-winning Resurrection Bay, their growing list has huge potential.
-Robert Gorman, CEO, Allen & Unwin
Robert Gorman, CEO, Allen & Unwin said: “We have loved working with Bonnier Zaffre since 2016 and we look forward to adding their Australian-based Echo Publishing imprint into the fold. From international bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz to the award-winning Resurrection Bay, their growing list has huge potential.”
Allen & Unwin will accept orders for Echo titles from 1st July 2018 in Australia and 1stAugust 2018 in New Zealand.
TL Distribution will accept valid Australian returns until 31st July 2018.