July 4, 2024

Steven Bartlett’s media company Flight Studio launches book publishing company Flight Books in partnership with Penguin Random House.

  • News
  • Ebury is  launching a publishing venture in partnership with Steven Bartlett.
  • Steven Bartlett is an Entrepreneur, Speaker, Investor, Best Selling Author, Founder of Flight Group and the Host of Europe’s No.1 podcast ‘The Diary Of A CEO’. Ebury is the home of non-fiction at Penguin Random House UK, and winner of Publisher of the Year at the 2024 British Book Awards. 
  • Ebury published Steven’s The Diary Of A CEO: 33 Rules of Business and Life in August 2023, becoming the UK’s fastest-selling personal development book since records began, and so far has spent 23 weeks on the Sunday Times Bestseller list. 
  • The new imprint, Flight Books, is a collaboration between Ebury and Steven Bartlett’s Flight Group. The imprint will launch with the memoir of high-performance endurance athlete and a recent hit DOAC podcast guest Russ Cook, known as Hardest Geezer, who will tell the story of becoming the first person to run the length of Africa. This will be followed by the first book from Codie Sanchez, founder and CEO of Contrarian Thinking, a financial advice enterprise, who has an audience of 7 million subscribers. Codie’s book Main Street Millionaire: How to Make Extraordinary Wealth Buying Ordinary Businesses will publish on 5th December 2024. 

Flight has also acquired the next two books from relationships expert, Married at First Sight and Celebs Go Dating presenter and author Paul C. Brunson, with the first, Keep Love, set to publish February 2025. Along with books from DrTara Swart and Global Head of Human Performance and Principal Scientist at WHOOP Kristen Holmes.

Steven Bartlett comments: “This new imprint, Flight Books, is dedicated to empowering extraordinary voices on a global scale. We want to leverage our experience in compelling storytelling to create a global platform for groundbreaking narratives and inspirational stories. Our authors and their impactful tales have the power to inspire, educate, and ultimately, shape a better tomorrow. With our ai-powered, data first, growth focused strategy together with cutting edge social media marketing, data-science and testing capability, we will enable great authors and their books to get the credit and reach they deserve.” 

Joel Rickett adds: “Steven is the ultimate connector and talent-spotter, and we’re loving the way he’s discovering potential authors to build the list. The opportunity is to approach the whole publishing journey in a fresh way, working with Steven and his Flight team to use data and insight to help shape the books, and then find untapped audiences for them. We can’t wait to see where this Flight story takes us all.”

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More detail will be shared on the imprint in the coming months.

For all media enquiries please contact LNicol@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk

Flight Group and Steven Bartlett Press Enquiries: rachel.hardy@ragency.com