Ben Dunn resigns as M.D. of Kings Road Publishing

Bonnier Publishing today announces that Ben Dunn has resigned as M.D. of Kings Road Publishing. Dunn joined the company in 2015 as M.D. of Blink Publishing, before being promoted to M.D. of Kings Road Publishing in November 2017, overseeing the company’s adult non-fiction imprints – Blink Publishing, John Blake and Lagom – and children’s imprints […]

Mark Smith sells his equity stake in Bonnier Zaffre and steps down as CEO

Bonnier Publishing is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Mark Smith to purchase his equity stake in commercial fiction publisher, Bonnier Zaffre. As a result, Smith will step down at the end of the month to pursue new ventures. Smith joined the company at the beginning of 2015, bringing adult […]

Michael Morpurgo joins Jonathan Bryan at the launch of “powerful” memoir, Eye Can Write

On Thursday 11th July, Bonnier Publishing imprint Lagom celebrated the launch of Jonathan Bryan’s “powerful” memoir, Eye Can Write, at Waterstones Piccadilly. Guests included renowned author, Michael Morpurgo, who wrote the forward for the book, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, who delivered a short prayer. Bryan is a longstanding fan of Morpurgo, who he was introduced to […]

Studio Press acquires three children’s fiction titles from former England captain Casey Stoney

Studio Press, an imprint of Kings Road Publishing, has acquired world rights for three fiction titles from Casey Stoney MBE, former England Women’s Captain. Natalie Jerome, Acquisitions Director and Publisher at Bonnier Publishing UK, acquired the rights from Tom Caplan at 10Ten Talent. Casey Stoney was one of the most decorated players of her generation. […]

Derek Freeman retires as chairman of Bonnier Publishing

Derek Freeman has decided to retire from his role as chairman of Bonnier Publishing. Freeman joined the company in 2006 as a consultant and became a board member in 2009, working closely with former group CEO Richard Johnson. Freeman began his career in book publishing in the mid-seventies and, since then, has held a number […]

Templar launches Jonny Duddle window competition for independent bookstores

Templar Publishing, an imprint of Kings Road Publishing, has launched a window competition with bestselling author and illustrator Jonny Duddle, to celebrate the paperback publication of The Pirates of Scurvy Sands.  The competition, for independent bookshops only, asks them, with the help of a pirate POS pack, to create an imaginative pirate themed window display over […]

Lagom acquires first cookbook from So Vegan

Lagom has acquired So Vegan With 5, from the creators of one of the world’s biggest vegan food channels, Roxy Pope and Ben Pook. Natalie Jerome, Acquisitions Director and Publisher, Bonnier Publishing UK, signed world language rights from Ariella Feiner at United Agents.   The book contains 100 easy-to-do vegan recipes, each using only five ingredients. It’s […]

Sarah Clayton joins Bonnier Publishing UK as Head of Field Sales

Sarah Clayton has been appointed Head of UK Field Sales for Bonnier Publishing UK, overseeing field sales management teams for Bonnier Zaffre and Kings Road Publishing. In addition, Clayton will be responsible for growing and developing sales in the North West, Wales, Midlands and West of England. This is a newly created position following the […]

Bonnier Publishing UK appoints Anna MacLaren May as HR Director

Bonnier Publishing UK today announces the appointment of Anna MacLaren May as HR Director. Previously Group HR Director at Next Fifteen Communications Group, MacLaren May has twenty years’ HR experience including roles at Lexis PR and Warner Music International.   Reporting into Bonnier Publishing UK’s Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Perdoni, MacLaren May will lead the […]