Carole Tonkinson

Carole Tonkinson is the Founding Publisher of Bluebird: Books for life, a new non-fiction imprint of Macmillan.

Tonkinson started her career in publishing in New York. After moving to the UK, she joined Thorsons, the mind body spirit list of HarperCollinsUK where she rose to the role of Nonfiction Publisher. Authors she commissioned and published range from sports legend Andre Agassi and pop star Cheryl Cole to parenting guru Steve Biddulph, and foster carer Cathy Glass.

Bluebird published its first book in 2015 and has already published record-breaking bestsellers including 2016 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature author Joe Wicks’ Lean in 15 series.