Embla Books reels in two Cornish romances from Kate Ryder

Embla Books, the digital-first imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired two Cornish romances from established author, Kate Ryder. Hannah Smith, editorial director, acquired world English language rights from Hannah Todd at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency. The first book in the deal, Into a Cornish Wind, is a romance with a supernatural element set […]

Melissa Cox joins Zaffre as publishing director

Melissa Cox, currently editorial director for Hodder & Stoughton’s Coronet imprint, is joining Bonnier Books UK as a publishing director for its flagship adult fiction imprint, Zaffre. She will acquire and commission titles for Zaffre’s flourishing list across the full gamut of commercial fiction publishing as part of the next phase in Bonnier Books UK’s […]

Embla Books ties the knot with two historical romances from Olivia Horrox

Embla Books, the digital-first imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired two “brilliantly stylish” historical novels from debut author, Olivia Horrox. Hannah Smith, editorial director, acquired world English language rights from Thérèse Coen at Hardman & Swainson. The first book in the deal is set on the Cornish coast and is described as The Great […]

Bonnier Books UK imprint John Blake unveils new look

Following a stellar few years since joining Bonnier Books UK, John Blake is looking to the future with a new identity and logo designed by Tom Leach, creative director at Evoke. The first John Blake title to bear the new logo is The Stone Age: Sixty Years of The Rolling Stones by music journalist Lesley […]

Hot Key Books steps up to the mic with hot new talent Nathanael Lessore

Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, battled it out in a highly contested four-way auction to acquire two contemporary teen novels from exciting new talent Nathanael Lessore. Ella Whiddett, editor, and Ruth Bennett, senior commissioning editor, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Clare Wallace at Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency. Steady For […]

Independent Bookshop Week 2022: Seven ways to show your local store some love

A highlight of the literary calendar, Independent Bookshop Week (18th – 25th June) returns once again this year, run by the Booksellers Association, and celebrating the magic of independent bookshops across the UK and Ireland. And here are a few quick ways you can show your support for your local store and get involved in the […]