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 The competition for first-time unpublished writers was launched in April 2018 by television stars Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan in association with WH Smith and Bonnier Zaffre.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 […]

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 […]