John Blake Bio, Age, Net Worth, Career, Wife, Children, Family

English publisher and former journalist, was born on November 6th, 1948 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

His parents are a nurse and a soldier who served in both world wars and eventually rose to the rank of major. He is one of four siblings. When the boy was ten, his father experienced a huge financial loss.

Bonnier Publishing purchased John Blake Publications in May 2016. Blake joined the team of Richard Johnson and Derek Freeman's November 2018-launched business, Soho Friday. In 2020, Ad Lib Publications was established.

John Blake Nationality

Blake was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. He is British.

John Blake Age

Blake was born on November 6th, 1948, hence he is currently 74 years of age.

John Blake Family and Siblings

Blake is one of four siblings, to a nurse and a soldier who fought in both world wars, ultimately becoming a major. His father suffered a significant financial setback by the time his son was ten.

John Blake Education

We have no details about Blake's educational background.

John Blake Career

At the age of 17, Blake stopped attending school and started working at the Hackney Gazette. Further work with a news agency and a Luton nightly newspaper followed.

His career evolved from a pop writer for the London Evening News in the early 1970s to a piece dubbed “Ad Lib,” a gossip column and lifestyle manual. It endured the Evening News and Evening Standard merger.

He co-authored the 1976 book Up and Down with the Rolling Stones, which contained the recollections of “Spanish Tony” Sanchez, Keith Richards' buddy and personal helper.

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The Sun's “Bizarre” section, which focused on celebrity rumors when it initially debuted in May 1982, had Blake as its inaugural editor. He was hired while Kelvin MacKenzie was The Sun's editor, and Piers Morgan took over right away.

After relocating to the Daily Mirror, Blake started the “White Hot Club” pop section. From 1984 until 1988, he served as the newspaper's assistant editor. Blake took over as editor of the Sunday People in 1988.

Blake's tenure as Sunday People's editor was brief. When Blake was expected to buy the National Enquirer in 1989, which lasted until the transaction fell through, Maxwell quickly announced Blake was being named as president of the Mirror Group in the US.

He said in an interview dated 2004 that Maxwell concealed from him when he lost his position, although he did get compensation equal to two years' worth of his income.

In 1991, he and his brother David Blake co-founded Blake Publications. Following the bitter breakup of the original partnership in March 2002, John Blake became a solo proprietor and established John Blake Publishing (frontlist), keeping the Blake Publishing name to market the backlist.

Journalist Rosie Ries (after Virgo), who joined him six months later and took over as managing director of the business, joined him. Lenny McLean and Roy “Pretty Boy” Shaw, two bare-knuckle boxers, both had memoirs published by the business in 1998.

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After being rejected by major publishers, Blake released Katie Price's Becoming Jordan in 2004. Although Rebecca Farnworth ghostwrote the book and received a £10,000 advance, one million copies of it were sold.

The claim that Lord Lucan, who is missing and is now thought dead, lived in Goa, India, made in the book Dead Lucky rapidly disintegrated.

Ronald Evans, a former bodyguard of Sir Salman Rushdie, was due to have his book On Her Majesty's Service published by John Blake Publishing in August 2008.

The firm also releases football hooligans' autobiographies, such as Cass by Cass Pennant, Massive Attack by Trevor Tanner, and Undesirables by Colin Blaney, a Manchester United hooligan.

In May 2016, Bonnier Publishing purchased the business; the transaction amount was not made public. In 2015, the firm released 110 books, and its revenue was £2,2 million. Blake continued to oversee the department.

Blake and Virgo, along with their employees, departed JBP in 2018 and joined Bonnier's Kings Road Publishing subsidiary, which publishes adult non-fiction books from Blink Publishing, Lagom, and 535.

John Blake Wife

Blake is married to Diane Blake.

John Blake Children

Blake has three childeen; Charlotte, Emma and Adam.

John Blake Net Worth

Blake has a net worth estimated to be about $5 million.

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