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Bonnier acquires nonfiction publisher John Blake

Swedish-owned Bonnier Publishing has bought UK nonfiction publisher John Blake for an undisclosed sum, reports the Bookseller. John Blake, which specialises in commercial nonfiction, including bestsellers such as Being Jordan by Katie Price and The Breaking Bad Cookbook by Chris Mitchell, published 110 titles in 2015 with a turnover of £2.2m (A$4.3m). Bonnier said its aim is to ‘grow the company back to £4m [A$7.9m] plus’ over the next two years. The acquisition follows the recent expansion of Bonnier to include IglooBooks, Totally Entwined Group and Weldon Owen, and new imprints Zaffre and Manilla.


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