Bonnier Books UK appoints Manning to strengthen children’s sales

Bonnier Books UK has appointed Kate Manning to the newly created role of Group Director of Sales, Marketing and Publicity of Children’s Trade. In the role, Manning will oversee sales, marketing and publicity for the company’s six children’s trade imprints – Templar, Big Picture Press, Hot Key Books, Piccadilly Press and Studio Press – reporting […]

Blink signs ‘SAS’ star Matthew ‘Ollie’ Ollerton

Matt Phillips, Publishing Director at Bonnier Books UK, has acquired world rights from David Riding at MBA Literary Agents and Sam Graham of Red Monkey Collective. Break Point will be published under the Blink imprint in May 2019. Ollie Ollerton began his military career at the age of 18 when he joined the Royal Marine Commandos […]

Templar’s 2019 illustrator prize opens for submissions as 2018 winning book is acquired

Templar Publishing opens its 2019 illustration prize for aspiring illustrators on Friday, 1st February. The prize was launched to great success in 2018 as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations and the winning book by Emma Chadwick has been acquired by Templar. The 2019 prize invites applicants to submit book materials on the theme of […]

Morris and Logan triumph at Nielsen Bestseller Awards

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris and Lies by T.M Logan were celebrated among the UK’s bestselling books in 2018 last night. Heather Morris’ debut novel was named a Nielsen Gold Bestseller for selling more than half a million copies in the UK, while T.M. Logan’s psychological thriller was named a Nielsen Silver Bestseller, […]

Zaffre launches new Wilbur Smith website

Zaffre, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has today launched a brand new, cutting-edge website for bestselling author Wilbur Smith, in a joint venture with his creative team at Wilbur Smith Enterprises. Smith was acquired by Zaffre in 2016, and has since published two new titles with the imprint. Courtney’s War, the latest in the Courtney […]

Parkin acquires two books from debut historical novelist Helen Moffett

Zaffre, the flagship adult fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired two books from debut historical novelist, Helen Moffett. Kate Parkin, Managing Director of Adult Publishing, acquired world rights to Charlotte and a second novel from Oli Munson at A.M. Heath.   Charlotte tells the story of Charlotte Lucas, Elizabeth Bennet’s closest friend in […]

Bookselling and Publishing Industry joins together to publish new Commitment to Professional Behaviour

The Association of Authors’ Agents, The Booksellers Association, The Publishers Association and The Society of Authors launch first ever industry-wide commitment to Professional Behaviour today. The first Industry Commitment to Professional Behaviour in Bookselling and Publishing (published today, 7 December 2018) has been created and endorsed by The Association of Authors’ Agents, The Booksellers Association, […]

Perminder Mann and Natalie Jerome included in the Bookseller 100

On Friday 7th December, The Bookseller published its annual list of the most influential people in the British book trade. Perminder Mann, CEO at Bonnier Books UK, was included on the list for the fourth consecutive year, noted for being named on the Guardian’s list of the UK’s most powerful BAME leaders and for being given a Wikipedia […]

London’s Big Read 2019 shortlist revealed

On Thursday 29th November, the shortlist for London’s Big Read 2019 was announced. Launched in 2018, London’s Big Read spotlights talented London authors whose books have significant relevance for London’s multicultural society. Its aim is to inspire Londoners to discover a world of books and each other.   Last year, the theme was Diversity and […]