Bonnier Zaffre announces double acquisition from bestselling Irish author Anna McPartlin

Bonnier Zaffre is set to publish Anna McPartlin across both their adult and children’s fiction lists in 2019. Jane Harris, Executive Director, Children’s Fiction and Kate Parkin, Executive Director Bonnier Zaffre, acquired World English Language rights from Sheila Crowley at Curtis Brown. With her trademark combination of laughter and tears, Anna McPartlin’s new novel features […]

Hot Key Books acquires YA trilogy City of Nightmares by debut novelist Holly Race

Hot Key Books, part of Bonnier Zaffre, has acquired high-concept YA trilogy City of Nightmares, by debut novelist and Faber Academy graduate Holly Race. Georgia Murray, Commissioning Editor at Bonnier Zaffre, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights including eBook and audio from Simon Trewin and Anna Dixon in the London office of WME. City of Nightmares (working title) is […]

Sharon Parker steps down as Group COO

Sharon Parker is stepping down from her role as Group COO, after 20 years at the company. Parker joined Bonnier Publishing in 1998 and worked her way up from National Account Manager of children’s imprint, Autumn Publishing, to Group COO.   As Group COO, Parker has helped steer the company’s growth from a small portfolio […]

Bonnier Zaffre to publish two more from Stephanie Butland

Bonnier Zaffre, part of Bonnier Publishing UK, today announces a brand new deal to publish two more novels by Stephanie Butland. Eleanor Dryden, Publishing Director, Bonnier Zaffre, acquired UK and commonwealth rights from Oli Munson at A.M. Heath. Stephanie has published two novels with Bonnier Zaffre and is known for her relatable, quirky and independent […]

Igloo Books Group to partner with Ameet Publishing to publish Lego Star Wars™ in the UK

Igloo Books Group, a division of Bonnier Publishing UK, today announces a new publishing partnership with AMEET publishing to publish LEGO Star Wars™ titles in the UK © Together with LEGO Star Wars, Igloo Books Group, under the Autumn imprint, will publish nine titles in 2018, with the first release in June, including sticker and activity books, storybooks […]

Lagom signs a “hopeful and honest” memoir of baby loss from Elle Wright

Lagom, an imprint of Kings Road Publishing, is set to publish a “hopeful and honest” memoir of baby loss by Elle Wright. Lagom signed world language rights from Lauren Gardner at Bell Lomax. Elle Wright lost her baby Teddy on the 19th May 2016, only three days after his birth. In this honest, beautifully written memoir […]

Bonnier Zaffre acquires “sweeping cross-generational” saga series by Mollie Walton

Bonnier Zaffre, part of Bonnier Publishing UK, has signed a three-book deal to publish The Ironbridge Saga, by Mollie Walton. Tara Loder, Assistant Editor, Bonnier Zaffre, acquired world rights from Laura MacDougall at United Agents. Set against the backdrop of an ironworks factory in Shropshire during the 1800s, the series is a “sweeping, cross-generational” saga, […]

Hot Key Books acquires “brave and hopeful” debut about a life-saving friendship

Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Zaffre, has acquired a “brave and hopeful” YA debut celebrating strength, survival and the life-saving power of friendship, by rising star Yasmin Rahman. Against fierce competition from other publishers, Emma Matthewson, Publishing Director, Bonnier Zaffre, acquired world rights – including eBook and audio – from Hellie Ogden at […]

535 signs timely memoir from Britain’s first ever black Chief Constable

535, an imprint of Kings Road Publishing, has acquired Kill the Black One First!, a memoir by Britain’s first black Chief Constable, Michael Fuller. Joel Simons, Publisher, 535, acquired UK & Commonwealth rights from Mark Lucas at LAW. Kill the Black One First! is the story of how one man’s battle with the injustice of personal and institutional […]