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Bonnier UK to launch ‘disruptive’ new publisher

In the UK, Bonnier Books is launching a new ‘independently run, disruptive publisher of literary fiction and narrative nonfiction’, Footnote Press, in partnership with founders Vidisha Biswas and Sujoy Roy, reports the Bookseller.

The publisher will focus on migration, identity and marginalised knowledge and experience, and is part of Bonnier’s long-term commitment to inclusion and representation.

Biswar, most recently co-owner and business development director at radical publishing collective Zed Books, will lead the publisher as managing director, reporting directly to Bonnier Books UK CEO Perminder Mann. Roy, a video games and esports industry veteran, will drive customer conversion and retention, and explore new ways of ‘aiding discoverability through gamification’ as marketing director.

The imprint will publish its first book in the Northern Hemisphere spring next year. It will publish 10–15 books a year of ‘stimulating and politically-engaged fiction and nonfiction, including history, current affairs, philosophy, memoir, situational reportage, environment and more’.


Category: International news