UK sales director Sauerwine to leave Kings Road Publishing

UK sales director Sauerwine to leave Kings Road Publishing

Andrew Sauerwine is stepping down from his role as UK sales director of Bonnier Books UK's Kings Road Publishing "to seek new opportunities". 

Sauerwine joined Kings Road Publishing in 2015 with responsibility for all UK sales across the Chelsea-based division’s imprints, including its flagship adult non-fiction imprint, Blink Publishing, and children’s publisher, Templar.

Prior to his time with Kings Road Publishing, where he is been credited in "transforming" Blink from start-up to highly-respected adult non-fiction publisher, Sauerwine occupied sales roles at Penguin Random House UK, Bloomsbury and Constable & Robinson.

Thanking him for his contribution, Bonnier Books UK c.e.o. Perminder Mann said: "Among his many achievements, Andrew was a key contributor in transforming Blink from an ambitious start-up, to the highly-respected adult non-fiction publisher it is today. He also played a vital role in the development of John Blake’s hugely successful ‘Football Heroes’ series, with revenues in excess of £1m. He’s been a great colleague over the past few years and I’m so grateful for his hard work and contribution."

Sauerwine will leave the business at the end of the month. Commenting on his imminent departure, he said: "It's been an unbelievable opportunity to be at the vanguard of growing Bonnier Books UK’s non-fiction business into the powerhouse it has become. From helping launch new imprints, to integrating established ones like John Blake, I’ve truly enjoyed the entrepreneurial fast-to-market approach that brought us so far in such a short period of time. Although I’m excited as anyone to see what the future holds for Bonnier Books UK going forward, the time has come for me to seek new opportunities."

Bonnier Books UK said there are no plans to replace Sauerwine at present.