Bonnier Zaffre to publish two more from Stephanie Butland

Bonnier Zaffre, part of Bonnier Publishing UK, today announces a brand new deal to publish two more novels by Stephanie Butland. Eleanor Dryden, Publishing Director, Bonnier Zaffre, acquired UK and commonwealth rights from Oli Munson at A.M. Heath. Stephanie has published two novels with Bonnier Zaffre and is known for her relatable, quirky and independent […]

Igloo Books Group to partner with Ameet Publishing to publish Lego Star Wars™ in the UK

Igloo Books Group, a division of Bonnier Publishing UK, today announces a new publishing partnership with AMEET publishing to publish LEGO Star Wars™ titles in the UK © Together with LEGO Star Wars, Igloo Books Group, under the Autumn imprint, will publish nine titles in 2018, with the first release in June, including sticker and activity books, storybooks […]

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 […]

Bonnier Zaffre acquires “sweeping cross-generational” saga series by Mollie Walton

Bonnier Zaffre, part of Bonnier Publishing UK, has signed a three-book deal to publish The Ironbridge Saga, by Mollie Walton. Tara Loder, Assistant Editor, Bonnier Zaffre, acquired world rights from Laura MacDougall at United Agents. Set against the backdrop of an ironworks factory in Shropshire during the 1800s, the series is a “sweeping, cross-generational” saga, […]

Hot Key Books acquires “brave and hopeful” debut about a life-saving friendship

Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Zaffre, has acquired a “brave and hopeful” YA debut celebrating strength, survival and the life-saving power of friendship, by rising star Yasmin Rahman. Against fierce competition from other publishers, Emma Matthewson, Publishing Director, Bonnier Zaffre, acquired world rights – including eBook and audio – from Hellie Ogden at […]

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 […]

John Blake and Rosie Virgo to depart John Blake Publishing

John Blake, Founder and Publisher, John Blake Publishing, and Rosie Virgo, Managing Director, John Blake Publishing, are stepping down from their roles with immediate effect. After selling John Blake Publishing to Bonnier Publishing in 2016, Blake has steered a successful handover period, resulting in year on year growth of more than 60% and a record […]

Richard and Judy launch latest “Search for a Bestseller” competition with WHSmith and Bonnier Zaffre

Once again, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan are launching a lucrative competition to find a new bestselling writer. The winner, who must be a first-time author, will win a £30,000 publishing deal with Bonnier Zaffre and receive specialist advice from literary agency Furniss Lawton. The latest “Search for a Bestseller”, supported by WHSmith, will open […]

Big Picture Press acquires three-book series from Akala

Big Picture Press, an imprint of Templar Publishing, has today announced that it will publish the first non-fiction children’s book by hip hop artist and poet, Akala. Lisa Edwards, Head of Children’s Publishing, Kings Road Publishing acquired World All Language rights from Adrian Sington at Kruger Cowne Rights. The book will be an illustrated history […]