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Saga Egmont announces new audio partnerships with major U.K. publishing houses.

Saga Egmont confirms new collaborations with Head of Zeus (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc), Bookouture (Hachette UK), New Island Books and Jacaranda. In total, the deals grant Saga Egmont exclusive English language audio rights to over 300 titles from established and debut authors across both backlist and frontlist.

Launching from this month and throughout 2022, the collection spans commercial fiction, literary heavy hitters, and compelling non-fiction titles. The 2022 programme will include stories from household names such as Tilly Tennant (Bookouture) to spectacular talents like Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm (Jacaranda) and feature powerful stories from Irish voices such as Marianne Lee and Laura McVeigh (New Island Books).

“Saga Egmont has a progressive vision for how the global audio market is developing, to which Head of Zeus is delighted to subscribe and contribute to as we strive towards total audio coverage of our list — both frontlist and backlist”.

Nicolas Cheetham, CEO and Publisher a Head of Zeus

Saga Egmont is a global digital publishing house owned by the Nordic media group, Egmont with a mission to make books accessible to everyone, everywhere. Lasse Korsemann Horne, Publishing Director for Saga Egmont comments: “We’re really excited that such great traditional publishing houses see an opportunity in being where the readers are.”

Editor-in-Chief for Saga Egmont’s English catalogue, Nikoline Nordfred Eriksen adds “Head of Zeus has time and time again proven that they have an eye for picking stellar authors and captivating stories across multiple genres. In the same way, Bookouture’s incredible success within commercial digital-first publishing has shown that the digital book is now more important than ever. We can’t wait to bring first-class stories from two of the most reputable publishers to audio.”

Nikoline Nordfred Eriksen, Editor-in-Chief for Saga Egmont’s English catalogue

Alba Proko, Audio Manager at Bookouture, says: “We’ve been impressed with Saga Egmont’s commitment to bring as many stories as possible to life in audio, catering for a global audience on a variety of platforms. In the developing audiobook market, Bookouture is thrilled to be working with a partner which is as dedicated to data and experimentation as we are.” 

Alba Proko, Audio Manager at Bookouture

In addition to the new partnerships, Saga Egmont is thrilled to continue working with independent publishers And Other Stories, Hera and Muswell Press for 2022. “We’re honoured to be bringing so many wonderful and important stories to audio and work with partners who support our mission to bring more diversity to English language publishing. We remain committed to bringing all stories to life and making them available to readers everywhere” adds Nikoline.

For more information, please contact Nikoline Nordfred Eriksen: nikoline.eriksen@sagaegmont.com