Marneur will be responsible for building and growing Bonnier Books UK’s strategic digital focus and launching a new digital-first imprint.
Marneur joins Bonnier Books UK from Fable, a digital start-up, after spending the previous 15 years at Amazon. She helped set up and grow Audible from launch in 2005, managing the company’s UK content acquisition and publishing strategy. She then went on to launch and lead Amazon Publishing UK in 2013. Marneur was responsible for publishing many of the company’s bestselling authors, including Mark Edwards, Nick Spalding, John Marrs, and Amanda Prowse.
Perminder Mann, Bonnier Books UK CEO, said: “Emilie has made a huge impact in her short time as a non-executive director and after following her progress for a number of years, I’m over the moon that we’ve been able to bring her onto the team on a full-time permanent basis. I couldn’t think of a better person to help us strengthen and grow our digital offerings.”
Emilie Marneur, said: “I’ve been hugely inspired by Bonnier Books UK’s entrepreneurial spirit, ambitions for growth, and progressiveness, and couldn’t think of a better place to be. I’m very excited to be working with the leadership team to grow the company’s digital presence and revenues, and can’t wait to, once again, build a list of talented authors and bestselling books that will delight readers.”
Marneur joins during a period of growth and continued transformation for Bonnier Books UK – following the news of Pete Selby’s appointment as publishing director for Bonnier Books UK’s new music publishing imprint and the recent promotions of Elise Burns to group sales, marketing and PR director and Helen Wicks to executive director for children’s trade.