Inside The Hive: an interview with Scarlett Brade

With an arresting opening that finds our protagonist live streaming from a hotel suite, her ex-boyfriend bound on the floor, and asking the rapidly-growing audience to decide whether he lives or dies; The Hive grabs the reader’s attention with a premise every bit as addictive as the social media platforms that dominate her – and […]

My life as… an HR manager

Thinking of a career in HR? In the latest instalment in our series providing an insight into life and careers in the publishing industry, we’re speaking with Igloo Books’ HR manager Beckie Hart. I’m in charge of… the full employee lifecycle – from recruitment right through to exit interviews and everything in between. Day to day this could […]

Get set for a spicy book summer

Spicy books are seriously hot right now, with #BookTok ablaze with recommendations for romantic reads to get the heart pumping and cheeks blushing. We’ve got your spicy book summer sorted. Whether you’re a fan of contemporary slow-burn love stories or raunchy period romps, here are the books to hook up with: Your spicy starter…   […]

Opening Doors: an interview with Isabella Boyne

To celebrate the publication of Reggie Nelson’s Opening Doors, we worked in partnership with the author and OWN IT!, as they launched the Opening Doors initiative – a pioneering fully paid four-week work experience programme to help a candidate from an underrepresented background break into the publishing industry. Designed to demystify the world of publishing […]

Doing time at CrimeCon 2022

The True Crime phenomenon remains in rude health, and there was plenty of evidence of its enduring appeal at CrimeCon this year. The world’s leading event for true crime enthusiasts – showcasing a serious genre at its most accessible and immersive – saw fans flock to the Leonardo Royal Hotel for a weekend of intrigue […]

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 […]

My life as… an international sales executive

In the latest instalment in our series providing an insight into life and careers in the publishing industry, we’re speaking with international sales executive Amanda Percival. I’m in charge of… selling Bonnier Books UK’s full range of adult and children’s books in English to bookshops and distributors across the Middle East and Asia. My biggest regions are […]

Books for the bank holiday break

It’s been circled in the calendar since Christmas… The bank holiday has finally arrived, and up and down the country, millions are looking forward to an extra day of freedom stretching out before them. And between the barbecues and catch-ups with friends and family, the long weekend provides a precious window of opportunity to get […]

Brenton-Rounding named LBF Trailblazer

Elle Brenton-Rounding, senior sales and business development manager at Bonnier Books UK, has been named a LBF Trailblazer for 2022. The hotly-contested Trailblazer Awards, in association with SYP, PA and BookBrunch, celebrate book industry professionals aged 30 or under who demonstrate innovation, creativity, and passion in the publishing industry. Announcing Brenton-Rounding’s place in this year’s […]