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 […]

Michael Ball makes his debut with Zaffre

Zaffre, the commercial fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK, is to publish the debut novel from musical theatre star Michael Ball this autumn. Sarah Bauer, editorial director of Zaffre and Kate Parkin, managing director of Adult Trade Publishing, acquired world all language rights in a two-book deal from Gordon Wise and Alastair Lindsey-Renton at Curtis […]

Hot Key Books sinks its teeth into teen comedy series from Jo Simmons

Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired a hilarious teen trilogy by Jo Simmons. Georgia Murray, commissioning editor, acquired world and audio rights from Helen Boyle at Pickled Ink. Geek Girl meets Buffy; The Reluctant Vampire Queen tells the story of Mo Merrydrew who, after being told she is ‘the Chosen […]

Otter and Bauer step up at Bonnier Books UK

Bonnier Books UK today announces two key promotions, as the company strengthens its adult editorial team ahead of the next phase of its growth. Susannah Otter has been promoted to publishing director of non-fiction imprint Blink and Sarah Bauer has been promoted to editorial director of fiction imprint Zaffre. Otter joined Bonnier Books UK in […]

Embla Books scoops Bigland’s “gripping” debut thriller

Embla Books, the digital-first imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired It’s Not Me It’s You, a “gripping” thriller from debut author Charlotte Bigland. Hannah Smith, editorial director, snapped up world English language rights in a two-book deal with Amy St Johnston at Aitken Alexander. It’s Not Me It’s You, the first book under contract, […]

Hot Key Books acquires ‘high-octane’ Wilbur Smith teen trilogy

Hot Key Books, the acclaimed teen and young adult imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired Prey Zone, a new trilogy from the legendary Wilbur Smith and co-authors Keith Chapman and Steve Cole. Hot Key Books acquired world rights to the exceptional new series from Kevin Conroy Scott at Tibor Jones, heralding a major new […]