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Meet the speakers

Perminder Mann, CEO of Bonnier Books UK

Perminder Mann is the CEO of Bonnier Books UK, a major UK publisher with sales of £80m. Bonnier Books UK is part of Bonnier Books, a family-owned company headquartered in Sweden and a top 15-world publisher.

Perminder joined the company as a sales director and today is responsible for all publishing under the group’s 12 imprints across adult, children’s, fiction, non-fiction, mass-market and trade.

Renowned as a publishing innovator, Perminder co-founded Blink Publishing, the first publisher to collaborate with a vlogger, multi-bestselling Alfie Deyes. Since its inception in 2013, Blink and has grown rapidly, publishing highly commercial titles, with its USP, ‘speed to market’, being a key factor in its success.

Perminder is one of only ten BAME women to appear in a survey of the UK’s 1,097 most powerful leaders, conducted by Green Park and Operation Black Vote. She also appears annually in the UK’s top 100 most influential people in book publishing, a list compiled by the industry’s trade magazine, the Bookseller, and in 2015 was named as one of the top 10 most influential people in publishing and writing, at the prestigious Hospital Club h100 awards. She is the Chair of the Publisher’s Association Consumer Publisher’s Council.

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Seminars

11:20-11:50

15 October 2020

Keynote

Be Your Authentic Self

Arguing that conformity is not the answer, Perminder lays out her manifesto for change and shares an honest account of her path to success. Find out more