Blink Publishing to publish Noel Gallagher’s first official book

Blink Publishing has acquired the first official book from Noel Gallagher. Kelly Ellis, Publishing Director – Adult Non-Fiction at Kings Road Publishing acquired UK comms (excluding Canada) to publish the book, titled Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don’t Know Where We’re Going).    The book is the behind-the-scenes story of Noel’s biggest ever […]

Lagom signs “bold and irreverent” guide to dealing with poor mental health from journalist Michelle Thomas

Lagom has signed a “bold and irreverent” guide to dealing with poor mental health from journalist Michelle Thomas. Natalie Jerome, Acquisitions Director and Publisher, Bonnier Books UK signed World language rights from Emma Finn and Sophie Lambert at Conville and Walsh.   When Michelle Thomas suffered her first major depressive episode, she read, watched and […]

535 signs “timely and revealing” book promising to lift the lid on political hearsay by ex BuzzFeed journalist

535, an imprint of Blink Publishing, has signed Haven’t You Heard? A Guide To Westminster Gossip And Why Mischief Gets Things Done from journalist Marie Le Conte. Joel Simons, Senior Editor – Adult Non-Fiction, Bonnier Books UK signed UK and Commonwealth rights from Imogen Pelham at Marjacq. Haven’t You Heard…? looks at the role gossip […]

Bonnier Books UK announces three executive promotions to strengthen trade publishing

Bonnier Books UK today announces three new executive promotions to strengthen its trade publishing. Kate Parkin has been promoted to Managing Director of Adult Trade, Bonnier Books UK, with responsibility for the company’s adult trade publishing across eight imprints. Previously Executive Director of Adult Fiction at Bonnier Zaffre, this newly-created role will see Parkin direct […]

Wilbur Smith surpasses Agatha Christie for the longest running series by the same author in publishing history

The internationally beloved series celebrates its 54th year and 17th instalment with Courtney’s War. Novelist Wilbur Smith, whose books have sold more than 130 million copies in more than 30 languages, will publish his 17th novel in the international bestselling “Courtney” series on September 6th, 2018. At 54 years, the Courtney series is international publishing’s […]

Studio Press to publish two titles in association with the Conan Doyle Estate

Studio Press, an imprint of Kings Road Publishing, has acquired world rights directly from the Conan Doyle Estate to publish two children’s titles this autumn. Publishing in November 2018, The Casebooks of Sherlock Holmes: The Pound of the Baskervilles and The Cherry in the Cake will feature four new mysteries for children of 8 and over to solve.   […]

Blink Publishing signs Manchester United coach and ex-captain Michael Carrick

Blink Publishing has signed Manchester United coach and ex-captain Michael Carrick’s first autobiography out autumn 2018. Matthew Philips, Publishing Director at Kings Road Publishing, acquired UK and commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) from David Luxton at David Luxton Associates. The book will be published under the Blink Publishing imprint on 18th October.   Michael Carrick is […]

Poolside reads: Our picks

This summer’s best poolside reads for every age… Children’s Summertime by Jane Foster, Templar Publishing This beautiful board book from acclaimed artist Jane Foster, is the perfect introduction to all the things we associate with summertime. From sand castles to ice cream, buckets and spades to swimming pools, the vibrant artwork makes this the perfect gift […]

Insight Editions acquires Weldon Owen from Bonnier Books

Bonnier Books today announces that Weldon Owen has been acquired by publisher Insight Editions, based near San Francisco, California.  The business will operate as Weldon Owen International, a newly formed subsidiary of Insight Editions. “The alliance of Insight and Weldon Owen provides an ideal synergy. The level of quality and innovation at Weldon Owen is the perfect […]