Manilla is a unique partnership in modern publishing. Born from the idea that the best books cross all borders, Manilla is an initiative of Bonnier Books, the publishing arm of Sweden’s biggest media corporation. Two Bonnier companies, Ullstein Verlag in Germany and Bonnier Zaffre, part of Bonnier Publishing in the UK, have set up a joint venture to take the very best of European commercial fiction and offer it to the widest possible global audience.
In an age in which quality European TV drama attracts significant audiences in the English language market, Manilla will offer international readers of crime, thrillers, women’s and historical fiction an opportunity to discover authors such as Marc Raabe, Emily Bold and Hanna Winter, who are already bestsellers in their own countries. Manilla will publish twelve titles altogether in 2016, launching with six ebooks in the first half of the year (details below).
Manilla plans to extend the publishing programme to print within the first year and to expand the portfolio further in 2017.
At Manilla, we believe that there is no barrier to the power of a good story.
Bonnier Publishing is the fastest growing major publisher in the UK, with group sales of 100m. It has divisions in Australia, France and the USA with 460 employees worldwide. In the UK it comprises imprints Hot Key Books, Zaffre, Twenty7, The Totally Entwined Group, IglooBooks, Templar Publishing, Blink Publishing, Autumn Publishing, Piccadilly Press and Weldon Owen Publishing. Its overseas imprints are The Five Mile Press & Echo Publishing in Australia, Paris based publishers Piccolia and Elcy, and little bee books in New York. It is ultimately owned by Bonnier Books, which is a top 15 world publisher with revenue of £550m.