Nine Eight Books to publish the long-awaited memoir from 60s soul legend P.P. Arnold

Nine Eight Books, the music imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired Soul Survivor, the compelling and pertinent memoir from 1960s soul legend P.P. Arnold.  Pete Selby, Publishing Director, acquired world rights from Heather Taylor at Redfire Music. Documenting the musical highs and personal lows of P.P. Arnold’s extraordinary life, this long-awaited memoir details the […]

Nine Eight Books to publish autobiography of Island Records legend Chris Blackwell

Nine Eight Books will publish The Islander, the autobiography of Island Records legend Chris Blackwell. Publishing Director Pete Selby acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Andrew Wylie of the Wylie Agency. Bob Marley. U2. Cat Stevens. Grace Jones. Roxy Music. Traffic. Nick Drake. Tom Waits. Free. The B-52’s. John Martyn. Sparks. Jimmy Cliff. The Slits. […]

Magnifico! Mark Blake’s A-Z of Queen coming to Nine Eight Books

After 50 years and 150 million records sold worldwide, Queen’s decadent glamour, flamboyant theatrics and incredible songbook have established the group’s god-like status as one of the biggest bands in the world. Provocateurs and musical virtuosi, Queen’s undeniable magnetism still continues to fascinate and excite music lovers around the world. Arriving at the 30th anniversary […]

Nine Eight Books to publish ‘kaleidoscopic’ portrait of pop icon Britney Spears

Britney Spears, a pop superstar exploited, used, consumed, and tossed aside by many.  Now, in this timely portrait, Jennifer Otter Bickerdike explores the Britney behind the product and the society that both created and failed the pop superstar in Being Britney: Pieces of a Modern Icon. Pete Selby, Publishing Director, bought UK and Commonwealth rights […]

Bonnier Books UK launches new music imprint, Nine Eight Books

Bonnier Books UK today launches its new dedicated music imprint, Nine Eight Books, unveiling a selection of its initial titles set to publish from November this year (2021). Nine Eight Books will provide a year round publishing home for broad, bold and entertaining musical perspectives. Working with some of the world’s greatest artists and writers, […]