Wilbur Smith Adventures open to a new generation

Wilbur Smith Adventures open to a new generation Piccadilly Press acquired world rights to three middle-grade boys from bestselling author Wilbur Smith. Piccadilly Press has acquired World rights to three middle-grade books from the bestselling adventure fiction writer, Wilbur Smith. The new series, The Jack Courtney Adventures, will feature the youngest member of the Courtney […]

Mann calls on women to become role models at every level

Perminder Mann, CEO of Bonnier Books UK, called on women to become role models at every level at a Women in Leadership panel hosted at London Book Fair yesterday (12th March, 2019). Discussing whether the trade needs to increase the number of women in leadership roles, Mann said: “We’ve got a responsibility to support women […]

Blink acquires the “fascinating and moving” autobiography of Tricky

Blink acquires the “fascinating and moving” autobiography of music artist, Tricky Senior Commissioning Editor Kerri Sharp acquired world rights from K7 Music. Blink, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired the autobiography of music artist, Tricky. Commissioning Editor Kerri Sharp acquired World rights from K7 Music – the independent music company headquartered in Berlin, where Tricky now […]

Zaffre acquires “gripping” debut ‘To Keep You Safe’

Zaffre acquires “gripping” debut suspense thriller, To Keep You Safe Editorial Director Katherine Armstrong acquired world rights from Jane Gregory at Gregory & Co Zaffre, the flagship adult fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired debut author Kate Bradley’s riveting suspense thriller, To Keep You Safe. Editorial Director Katherine Armstrong acquired world rights in […]

John Blake signs acclaimed music biographer and author Lesley-Ann Jones to unravel the enigma that was John Lennon

John Blake signs acclaimed music biographer and author Lesley-Ann Jones to unravel the enigma that was John Lennon Publishing Director Kelly Ellis acquired world all language rights from Clare Hulton. Kelly Ellis, Publishing Director, Bonnier Books UK, acquired World All Languages Rights from Clare Hulton to publish Who Killed John Lennon? The book will be released […]

Hot Key Books acquires new four-book series from Robert Muchamore

Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, is thrilled to announce a new four-book series from international bestseller Robert Muchamore, which catapults Robin Hood into the 2020s.   Senior Commissioning Editor Felicity Alexander acquired world volume rights from Clare Pearson at Eddison Pearson Ltd.   With breath-taking heists, genius hacking and corrupt business […]

Richard and Judy ‘Search for a bestseller’ winner revealed

Claire Gradidge has won the Richard and Judy ‘Search for a Bestseller’ competition for her World War Two crime novel The Unexpected Return of Josephine Fox. The competition for first-time unpublished writers was launched in April 2018 by television stars Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan in association with WH Smith and Bonnier Zaffre. The book came top of a shortlist of five announced […]

Joel Simons acquires joint memoir from comedy duo Mortimer and Whitehouse

Blink Senior Editor Joel Simons has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights in a heated auction from Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown, on behalf of producer Owl Power and Greenbird TV, for Gone Fishing from comedians and long-time friends Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse. The book, to be published in May 2019, will see Mortimer and Whitehouse expand […]

Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged is selected as 2019’s Cityread London

Cityread returns for its eighth annual festival, turning the capital – and some spots further afield! – into one massive, interactive book group with Ayisha Malik’s Sofia Khan is Not Obliged as the city’s collective page-turner from 1st – 31st May. The month-long celebration of reading will help Londoners discover and celebrate their city through […]