Totally Entwined Group acquired by co-founders

Claire and Marek Siemaszkiewicz have acquired romance fiction publisher, Totally Entwined Group, from Bonnier Books UK for an undisclosed fee.

Totally Entwined Group publishes approximately 150 titles per year, across three imprints: Totally Bound Publishing (romantica); Pride Publishing (GBLTQI romance fiction); and Finch Books (YA romance).

The Lincolnshire-based publisher was co-founded by Claire and Marek Siemaszkiewicz in 2006 and acquired by Bonnier in June 2015.

Jon Perdoni, COO, Bonnier Books UK, said: “As we focus on strengthening our trade publishing in London and mass-market publishing in Northampton, we believe Totally Entwined Group will be better served under the direction of its co-founders, Claire and Marek. Since founding the business in 2006, Claire and Marek have shown great energy, passion and vision and we look forward to seeing where they take it next.”

Claire Siemaszkiewicz, CEO, Totally Entwined Group, said: “We’re thrilled to be back in control and driving Totally Entwined Group forward. We’ve seen a lot of changes in the industry over the last five years and we’re keen to put some positive plans in place that will enhance our publishing group. We believe it’s essential to stay relevant to both readers and authors in a changing market and our plans include diversifying and strengthening our brand at home and internationally.”

No changes are planned to the company’s staff or publishing programme.