Bonnier Books as an owner

While our businesses operate independently, Bonnier Books provides strategic direction and a governance structure to better realise the value in each business.

We also make decisions regarding potential acquisitions or divestments. The strategic direction is reassessed yearly to factor in new trends, risks and opportunities.

Even though we encourage local management, we also see a strength in collaborating in areas such as governance, capital structure, IT Security & privacy, M&A, production, sustainability, publishing rights and above all through knowledge transfer.

Our strategic focus areas for the years to come include profitable growth, digitalisation and sustainability. The publishing houses continue their endeavours to publish high-quality literature and grow their shares of selected market niches.

Over the last few years Bonnier Books has grown with increased profitability. The business has been streamlined by divesting certain operations which were not aligned with our desired offering and geographical footprint. Meanwhile, we have expanded our portfolio of publishing houses through acquisitions and invested in BookBeat which has increased our exposure to the fast-growing audio segment. We are also strengthening our digital in-house competencies to ensure an appropriate IT architecture needed to deliver on our strategy. Last but certainly not least, Bonnier Books’ dedication to contribute to sustainable development is evident in our recent commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative, and more initiatives will follow.

Board representation
Bonnier Books governs our businesses through each business’ Board of Directors. The chair of the Board is always a representative of Bonnier Books and the board members are approved by Bonnier Books’ CEO.

Our businesses

Bonnier Books​ incorporates a wide variety of publishing houses and book retailers/services across Northern Europe. We are currently present in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom.​