Blink to publish the powerful, affecting and raw memoir from one of the true giants of British rugby

Blink Publishing, the leading commercial non-fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired the moving and brave memoir from Steve Thompson. James Hodgkinson, Senior Editor, acquired World rights from James Wills at Watson Little. In 2003, England won the Rugby World Cup. Steve was in England’s front row, at the heart of the match, and […]

Blink lands Freddie Flintoff’s The Book of Fred

Matt Phillips, publisher for Blink, has acquired a new book from Top Gear presenter, writer and national treasure Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff. World All Language rights were signed with David Luxton, David Luxton Associates on behalf of M&C Saatchi Merlin. Publishing at the end of October 2021, The Book of Fred showcases Flintoff’s unique approach to […]

Blink acquires two new action-adventure thrillers from Ollerton

Matt Phillips, publisher for Blink, has acquired world rights for two new action-adventure thrillers from ex-special-forces soldier, TV-star and no.1 bestselling author Matthew ‘Ollie’ Ollerton, in a major deal from David Riding at MBA Literary Agency. The first book in the series, Scar Tissue, published at the end of last year (2020) and introduced the […]

Bonnier Books UK to publish Lownie’s ‘explosive’ look at the Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Bonnier Books UK has acquired a timely and ‘explosive’ new book which uncovers more revelations and history of the Royal Family through the lens of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Matt Phillips, Publisher – Blink and John Blake, acquired UK Commonwealth Rights (ex Canada) in Traitor King: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor In […]

Bonnier Books UK publishes urgent look at Britain’s care homes for kids

Bonnier Books UK publishes urgent look at Britain’s care homes for kids Bonnier Books UK has acquired World rights for an “urgent and critical” look at Britain’s care home system, to publish on 10 June 2021. Beth Eynon, Senior Commissioning Editor, acquired The State of It: Stories from the Frontline of a Broken Care System […]

Major non-fiction debut, UGLY, to Bonnier Books UK in “hard-fought” five-publisher auction

Susannah Otter, editorial director for Blink Publishing, has acquired world rights for UGLY by Anita Bhagwandas from Emma Finn at C & W after a hard-fought five publisher auction. Smart, intersectional and insightful, UGLY asks why our lives are shaped by such limited ideas about beauty, the damage they can do, and how to break […]

Lagom signs a “hopeful and honest” memoir of baby loss from Elle Wright

Lagom, an imprint of Kings Road Publishing, is set to publish a “hopeful and honest” memoir of baby loss by Elle Wright. Lagom signed world language rights from Lauren Gardner at Bell Lomax. Elle Wright lost her baby Teddy on the 19th May 2016, only three days after his birth. In this honest, beautifully written memoir […]

535 signs timely memoir from Britain’s first ever black Chief Constable

535, an imprint of Kings Road Publishing, has acquired Kill the Black One First!, a memoir by Britain’s first black Chief Constable, Michael Fuller. Joel Simons, Publisher, 535, acquired UK & Commonwealth rights from Mark Lucas at LAW. Kill the Black One First! is the story of how one man’s battle with the injustice of personal and institutional […]

Blink signs manifesto from sportsman and national treasure Freddie Flintoff

Blink Publishing has signed Freddie Flintoff to publish Do You Know What? for this autumn. Matt Phillips, Publishing Director at Blink Publishing, signed world all language rights with David Luxton at David Luxton Associates on behalf of M&C Saatchi Merlin. One of Britain’s most-loved national treasures, Freddie Flintoff, is known for his canny and hilarious opinions on […]