Bonnier Books UK launches new music imprint, Nine Eight Books

Bonnier Books UK today launches its new dedicated music imprint, Nine Eight Books, unveiling a selection of its initial titles set to publish from November this year (2021). Nine Eight Books will provide a year round publishing home for broad, bold and entertaining musical perspectives. Working with some of the world’s greatest artists and writers, […]

Independent Bookshop Week 2021: Five ways to support your local store

Independent Bookshop Week (19th – 26th June) is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign, run by the Booksellers Association, and seeks to celebrate independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland. Have a read of our piece celebrating the resilience and creativity of our independent booksellers here, and then take a look at these […]

Independent Bookshop Week 2021: “There’s nothing quite like the magic of face-to-face conversation”

As Independent Bookshop Week kicks off on Saturday (19th June), Stephanie Bramwell-Lawes explores how booksellers, buoyed by the support of their loyal communities, have proven their resilience, passion and adaptability during the pandemic. When I walk through the door at Warwick Books, I am immediately struck by one thing: the smell.  A good smell.  That […]

Reads to inspire your summer staycation

With the holiday green list shrinking by the day, trips to warmer climes and cocktails on the Costa del Sol are very much off the table. Instead, we’re looking longingly forward to the great summer of the staycation. It’ll be Margate rather than the Med, and the mountains of Pembrokeshire over the Pyrenees, as we […]

Bonnier Books UK introduces pregnancy loss policy

Bonnier Books UK is today introducing a dedicated policy to support its employees through all types of pregnancy loss. The company consulted the charity Tommy’s ( to create the policy, which recognises that pregnancy loss affects women and their partners.  The policy will offer paid leave and flexible working arrangements to support employees back to […]

Bonnier Books UK acquires first book from comedian Josh Widdicombe in major deal

Bonnier Books UK has acquired the first book from much-loved comedian Josh Widdicombe. Matt Phillips, publisher for Blink and John Blake, acquired world rights in a major deal from Flo Howard at Off The Kerb. A childhood memoir about growing up watching far too much TV in the 1990s, Watching Neighbours Twice a Day… How 90’s TV […]

Stacey Halls celebrates half a million books sold

Stacey Halls celebrates half a million books sold Bonnier Books UK imprint Manilla Press is thrilled to announce that it has now sold 500,000 copies of Stacey Halls’ novels. This is across all editions of her two titles – The Familiars and The Foundling– in just two years. Since publishing her standout debut, The Familiars in […]

Bestselling crime author Caroline Mitchell signs with Embla Books

Bestselling crime author Caroline Mitchell signs with Embla Books Chart-topping author Caroline Mitchell, who has sold over a million copies of her dark, psychological thrillers and procedurals, has signed with Bonnier Books’ new digital-first imprint, Embla Books. Jane Snelgrove took World English Language rights in a two-book deal with Madeleine Milburn at the Madeleine Milburn […]

Bonnier Books UK appoints Carballo, strengthening marketing and publicity under Marneur

Bonnier Books UK has appointed Blanche Carballo to the newly-created position of audience development lead. Reporting into Emilie Marneur, Digital and Business Development Director, Carballo will own the company’s website development, aswell as leading its overarching digital communications and audience development strategy. Working cross-functionally and across the trade business, Carballo will help strengthen Bonnier Books […]