Obituary for beloved Zaffre author Sheila Newberry

Obituary for beloved Zaffre author Sheila Newberry Sheila Newberry, author of twenty-four novels, including Bicycles and Blackberries, The Winter Baby, The Nursemaid’s Secret and A Winter Hope, has died at the age of 88. Sheila died peacefully on Friday 10th January after a short stay in hospital. Sheila was born in 1931 in Ipswich, Suffolk, […]

Bonnier Books UK acquires The Phone Box at the End of the World

Bonnier Books UK acquires world English language rights to The Phone Box at the End of the World Editorial director Sophie Orme acquired world English language rights from Maria Cristina Guerra at Grandi & Associati. Foreign language rights have already been sold into seventeen territories. The Phone Box at the End of the World by Laura Imai […]

Templar Illustration and Design Award expands for 2020

Templar Illustration and Design Award expands for 2020 The 2020 award will for the first time include categories for children’s non-fiction illustration and children’s fiction cover design, alongside its picture book illustration category. The award will also be open to international submissions. As part of the expansion, Templar is increasing the number of judges for the […]

Jacqui’s story: “Cancer changed my life. I barely recognise the person I was 21 years ago.”

Jacqui’s story: “Cancer changed my life. I barely recognise the person I was 21 years ago.” Diagnosed at 31, Jacqui’s journey and fight with breast cancer did not start and end with diagnosis and treatment. Like many people who suffer from the disease, her journey dramatically changed her life over the course of 21 years […]

Illustrator spotlight: Maria Coco

Illustrator spotlight: Maria Coco Maria Coco is one of three illustrators shortlisted for the 2019 Templar Illustration Prize. We spoke to Maria about how her travels and background in graphic and interactive design have influenced her illustration. Born in the north of Mexico, Maria Coco trained as a graphic designer and has worked in Mexico […]

Meyer to leave Echo Publishing to pursue writing career

Meyer to leave Echo Publishing to pursue writing career Angela Meyer, publisher at Echo Publishing, is leaving the house to pursue a career in writing and freelance editing. Meyer joined the team at Echo Publishing as a commissioning editor in 2014. In 2018 Echo became an imprint of Bonnier Books UK and Meyer was promoted […]

Piccadilly Press to publish Laura Dockrill’s Butterfly Brain

Piccadilly Press to publish Laura Dockrill’s Butterfly Brain Editor Jenny Jacoby acquires World rights for an extended picture book from children’s and YA author Laura Dockrill, entitled Butterfly Brain. Bonnier Books UK editor Jenny Jacoby acquired World rights from Jodie Hodges at United Agents. Butterfly Brain was originally written as a musical piece commissioned by Wigmore Hall […]

Bonnier Books UK reduces 2018 losses to £3.6m amid transformation programme

Bonnier Books UK reduces 2018 losses to £3.6m amid transformation programme Bonnier Books UK has made sizeable progress towards its goal of sustainable profitability as the core business experienced steady growth in 2018, including TCM growth of 52%.   Bonnier Books UK reduces operating losses by 76% in 2018 to £3.6m Revenues increase 15% on […]

Zaffre acquires debut SOE spy thriller

Zaffre acquires commercial espionage thriller from Mara Timon Editorial Director Katherine Armstrong acquired world rights James Wills at Watson, Little. Zaffre has acquired debut author Mara Timon’s commercial espionage thriller, City of Spies. Editorial Director Katherine Armstrong, acquired world rights in a two-book deal from James Wills at Watson, Little. City of Spies is set in […]