Nine Eight Books to publish Hodgkinson’s definitive exploration of singalong pop in 1970s Britain

Nine Eight Books, the music imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired In Perfect Harmony: Singalong Pop in ’70s Britain from acclaimed music writer Will Hodgkinson.  Pete Selby, publishing director, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Matthew Hamilton at the Hamilton Agency. In Perfect Harmony takes the reader on a journey through the most colour-saturated […]

Zaffre to publish Lauren Forry’s out of this world locked-room mystery

Lauren Forry’s latest crime novel, The Launch Party, has been snapped up by Zaffre, the flagship fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK. Senior Editor Kelly Smith acquired world rights including film/TV from Sandra Sawicka at Marjacq Scripts. Pitched as Agatha Christie meets Andy Weir, this murder mystery novel has all the classic hallmarks of the […]

My life as… an international sales executive

In the latest instalment in our series providing an insight into life and careers in the publishing industry, we’re speaking with international sales executive Amanda Percival. I’m in charge of… selling Bonnier Books UK’s full range of adult and children’s books in English to bookshops and distributors across the Middle East and Asia. My biggest regions are […]

Stunning sci-fi The Last Storyteller finds a home at Piccadilly Press

Piccadilly Press, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired two titles from Donna Barba Higuera, including the Newbery Medal and the Pura Belpré Award-winning The Last Cuentista. English language rights for the UK and Commonwealth, excluding Canada, were acquired by Ruth Bennett, senior commissioning editor, from Charlotte Bodman at Rights People on behalf of […]

Sex Education star Tanya Reynolds narrates Moor’s searing novel of female friendship and complicity

Manilla Press, the literary imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has announced that actress Tanya Reynolds will narrate the audiobook version of Jessica Moor’s new novel, Young Women. Tanya Reynolds is best-known for her leading role as ‘Lily’ in Netflix’s Sex Education and playing ‘Mrs Elton’ to Josh O’Connor’s ‘Mr Elton’ in the 2020 film adaptation […]

Embla Books acquires ‘landmark’ women’s fiction debut from Ronali Collings

Embla Books, the digital-first commercial fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has snapped up two books from Ronali Collings – a graduate of the inaugural Madeleine Milburn Mentorship Programme. Publishing Director Jane Snelgrove acquired world English language rights for Love & Other Dramas from Hayley Steed, along with a second work. Funny, insightful and highly […]