Nine Eight Books to publish Doyle’s essential biography of legendary Kate Bush

Nine Eight Books, the music imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired Running Up That Hill: 50 Visions of Kate Bush from acclaimed music writer Tom Doyle. Pete Selby, publishing director, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Matthew Hamilton at The Hamilton Agency. Kate Bush: the subject of murmured legend and one of the most ground-breaking, […]

Nine Eight Books to publish Hodgkinson’s definitive exploration of singalong pop in 1970s Britain

Nine Eight Books, the music imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired In Perfect Harmony: Singalong Pop in ’70s Britain from acclaimed music writer Will Hodgkinson.  Pete Selby, publishing director, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Matthew Hamilton at the Hamilton Agency. In Perfect Harmony takes the reader on a journey through the most colour-saturated […]

Nine Eight Books to publish Miki Berenyi’s ‘extraordinary’ memoir

Bonnier Books UK’s dedicated music imprint, Nine Eight Books, has acquired the searingly honest and beautifully written memoir by musician Miki Berenyi, former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and founder member of Lush. Pete Selby, publishing director, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Jane Turnbull. Fingers Crossed is an incredible account of a trailblazing woman and a […]

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 […]

Nine Eight Books to publish debut book by writer and broadcaster Kate Mossman

Nine Eight Books, the music imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired the debut book by acclaimed writer and broadcaster Kate Mossman. Pete Selby, publishing director, acquired world rights from Charlie Viney at The Viney Agency. Starting her career at The Word magazine in 2008 where she was reviews editor working alongside Mark Ellen and […]

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 […]