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.  […]

John Blake lands memoir from former Head of U.S. Government’s UFO programme

John Blake has acquired an as-yet-untitled memoir from Luis Elizondo, the former head of the U.S. Government’s highly sensitive UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) programme, Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). Senior Editor James Hodgkinson has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights for John Blake. Luis Elizondo was represented by Dan Farah of Farah Films & Management […]

Blink lands Freddie Flintoff’s The Book of Fred

Matt Phillips, publisher for Blink, has acquired a new book from Top Gear presenter, writer and national treasure Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff. World All Language rights were signed with David Luxton, David Luxton Associates on behalf of M&C Saatchi Merlin. Publishing at the end of October 2021, The Book of Fred showcases Flintoff’s unique approach to […]

Mann joins The Youth Group’s Promise Council

Perminder Mann, CEO, Bonnier Books UK, is joining The Youth Group’s Promise Council, as part of the company’s commitment to improve and accelerate its outreach to young people. Led by CEO Jack Parsons, The Youth Group is a youth-first business that provides young people with the tools they need to get ahead and grow in […]

New CEO of Bonnier Group and new Chairman of the Board

Stina Andersson will take over as the new CEO of Bonnier Group, the parent company of the Bonnier Group. She is currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Axel Johnson and is a member of Group Management. Stina has solid experience of investment operations and business development in a number of large and successful companies, says […]

Bonnier Books acquires majority stake in Strawberry Publishing AS

Bonnier Books acquires majority stake in Strawberry Publishing AS Bonnier Books has acquired 70% of the shares in the Norwegian publishing group. Petter Stordalen and the three other founders retain 30% of the ownership and operations continue under the current name Strawberry Publishing. Strawberry Publishing AS comprises two general publishing houses, Strawberry Publishing and Bastion […]

Bonnier Books sets out sustainability goal – to be beyond climate neutral by 2021

Bonnier Books sets out sustainability goal – to be beyond climate neutral by 2021 After a sustained focus on reducing its environmental impact over the years, the Bonnier Books is today announcing the crystallisation of its ambitions into a new set of sustainability goals. Bonnier Books, including Bonnier Books UK, aims to be beyond climate […]