Templar celebrates its 40th anniversary and reveals illustration prize winners

On Thursday 21st June, Templar Publishing celebrated its 40th anniversary at The Fable, Holborn where it announced the winner of its inaugural illustration prize competition. The competition launched in January this year, based upon the principle that beautiful illustration is “at the heart” of Templar’s publishing. Lisa Edwards, Head of Children’s Publishing, Kings Road Publishing said of […]

Bonnier Zaffre and Allen & Unwin announce new sales distribution arrangement for Echo Publishing

Bonnier Zaffre and Allen & Unwin today announce a new sales and distribution arrangement covering the Echo Publishing list in Australia and New Zealand, commencing on 1st July 2018 in Australia and 1st August 2018 in New Zealand. Echo Publishing recently became an imprint of UK fiction publisher Bonnier Zaffre and Angela Meyer, who remains based in […]

Hot Key Books acquires illustrated history of 150 years of feminism

Hot Key Books, part of Bonnier Zaffre, has acquired Women in Battle, a graphic novel spanning 150 of feminist history and celebrating the fight for women’s rights all over the world. Felicity Johnston, Commissioning Editor, Bonnier Zaffre, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Anette Garpestad at Cappelen Damm Agency in Norway.   Women in Battle includes topics such […]

Feminist Book Fortnight: Our picks

As the publishing industry prepares to celebrate Feminist Book Fortnight (16th to 30th June) in a bid to add to the debate about diversity in publishing, we’ve gathered a selection of our favourite books that aim to empower women. Children’s Anthology of Amazing Women by Sandra Lawrence and Nathan Collins, 20 Watt This beautifully illustrated collection […]

Big Picture Press partners with The Science Museum and The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Big Picture Press, an imprint of Templar Publishing, is partnering with the Science Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to publish two new titles in its hugely successful Welcome to the Museum series. The first of the two books, Planetarium, in partnership with the Science Museum, is written by UCL Professor of Astrophysics, Raman Prinja and […]

Lagom signs new fitness title by Daniel Wheeler

Lagom, an imprint of Kings Road Publishing, has signed a new fitness title by Daniel Wheeler. Natalie Jerome, Acquisitions Director and Publisher at Bonnier Publishing UK acquired world all language rights. Daniel Wheeler, star of Channel 4’s Super Slimmer’s and Men’s Health Magazine cover model, shot to fame when he went from 22 stone and clinically obese to 14 […]

Perminder Mann among new entries created to improve Wikipedia’s gender equality ratio

On 12th June 2018, The Telegraph published an article by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, titled: ‘Why we need to close Wikipedia’s gender page gap’. The article sheds light on Wikipedia’s gender equality ratio, pointing out that despite being the fifth most visited website in the world, only 17 per cent of Wikipedia’s biographies are about […]

535 signs cultural history of the hangover

535, an imprint of Blink Publishing, is set to publish Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall’s Hungover: A History of the Morning After and One Man’s Quest for the Cure. Joel Simons, Publisher at 535, acquired UK rights from Stephanie Sinclair on behalf of Samantha Haywood at the Transatlantic Agency. Hungover takes readers on a journey to discover what happens to our […]

Igloobooks overhaul puts business back on track

On 8th June 2018, The Bookseller reported that Bonnier Publishing’s mass-market children’s book publisher, Igloo Books, has undergone an “overhaul” under its new chief executive officer, who has “affirmed the division’s future profitability”. Paul Gregory, former COO of Parragon and managing director of Hometown World, was appointed as CEO of Igloo Books Group in June 2017 during […]