Independent Bookshop Week 2022: Seven ways to show your local store some love

A highlight of the literary calendar, Independent Bookshop Week (18th – 25th June) returns once again this year, run by the Booksellers Association, and celebrating the magic of independent bookshops across the UK and Ireland. And here are a few quick ways you can show your support for your local store and get involved in the […]

Nine Eight Books to publish Gordon King’s inside story of World of Twist

Nine Eight Books, the dedicated music imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired the incredible inside story of the fabled psychedelic pop act World of Twist, as told by the original co-founder Gordon King. ­ Pete Selby, publishing director, acquired world rights for When Does the Mind-Bending Start? The Life and Times of World of […]

Tim Whiting appointed m.d. of Bonnier Books UK’s new adult trade division

Tim Whiting, currently executive publisher at the Piatkus Constable Robinson division of Little Brown, has been appointed managing director of Bonnier Books UK’s newly created adult trade division. In this new role, Whiting will oversee the growth of Edinburgh-based Black & White led by Campbell Brown and music imprint Nine Eight led by Pete Selby, […]

Black & White toasts ‘must-have’ gin guide by Murphy

Black & White Publishing, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK is set to publish The Scottish Gin Bible, a must-have guide to gin by drinks expert Sean Murphy. Alison McBride, publishing director at Black & White Publishing, acquired world rights in all languages for The Scottish Gin Bible directly from the author. A detailed and […]

Bonnier Books UK relaunches Lagom under Signore

Bonnier Books UK is today relaunching its health and lifestyle imprint, Lagom under editorial director Michelle Signore. As part of the relaunch the imprint has unveiled a new brand identity and several new titles for its 2022 list. Previously launched in 2017, the new look Lagom will publish a carefully curated list of around ten […]

Embla Books lands two laugh-out-loud rom coms from Rachel Bowdler

Embla Books, the digital-first imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired two romantic comedies from author Rachel Bowdler. Hannah Smith, Editorial Director, acquired world English language rights from Clare Coombes at The Liverpool Literary Agency. The first book in the deal, Honeymoon for One, a queer romance set in the Canadian mountains, will publish in […]

My life as… a rights executive

In the latest instalment in our series providing an insight into life and careers in the publishing industry, we’re speaking with rights executive Nick Ash.   I’m in charge of… selling the rights to translate our books into certain languages and territories for the wide range of books which fall under the Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction […]

History, heritage, and a great honour: My trip to Nedre Manilla

Our CEO Perminder Mann recently travelled to Nedre Manilla, the home of the Bonnier family in Stockholm. Here, she recounts her trip, and the huge honour she received while there. I had this business trip eagerly circled in the diary for months. 17th – 19th November: Stockholm At our heart we’re a family business – […]

Legendary novelist Wilbur Smith passes away at the age of eighty-eight

Global bestselling author Wilbur Smith died unexpectedly this afternoon at his Cape Town home after a morning of reading and writing with his wife Niso by his side.   The undisputed and inimitable master of adventure writing, Wilbur Smith’s novels have gripped readers for over half a century, selling over 140 million copies worldwide in more than thirty languages.  […]