18th March 2019

535 acquires the Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book

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Senior editor Joel Simons has acquired World All Languages Rights to publish new puzzle book from the world-renowned Royal Geographical Society.

Joel Simons, senior editor at Bonnier Books UK, has acquired World All Languages Rights from Alasdair Macleod, Head of Enterprise and Resources at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), to publish the world-renowned Royal Geographical Society’s brand-new puzzle book.

Published under the 535 imprint, The Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book will bring the rich and colourful history and content of this great institution to life in the form of a challenging, informative and entertaining Christmas tome.

Comprising of 50 unforgettable explorer profiles and expeditions retold through a set of increasingly difficult questions, the Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book will be perfect for inexperienced geographers and veteran explorers alike. Throughout the book readers will be challenged to take on some of the world’s most legendary explorers and make decisions that will change the fate of their own expeditions forever. Wonderfully designed and packaged, the book will also include a potted history of the world’s most prestigious geographical society and include references to the institution’s ongoing contribution to advance contemporary geographical science.

“Comprising over two million items covering over 500 years of scientific exploration and travel, we are delighted to be able to bring this material to new audiences in this engaging way.”

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) said: ‘Drawing much of the content from the Society’s rich historical Collections, comprising over two million items covering over 500 years of scientific exploration and travel, we are delighted to be able to bring this material to new audiences in this engaging way.’

“It will be a wonderful celebration of the history of exploration and the perfect gift for map lovers, history buffs and geographers everywhere.”

Joel Simons, senior editor, Bonnier Books UK

Joel Simons said: ‘I’m delighted to be working with the world-renowned Royal Geographical Society in bringing some of their most compelling and extraordinary stories to life in the first ever Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book. It will be a wonderful celebration of the history of exploration and the perfect gift for map lovers, history buffs and geographers everywhere.’