Building on their success this year with YA novels and the growth of the children’s imprint Jabberwocky launched three years ago, Sourcebooks is creating a YA imprint called Fire, to launch in spring 2010 with seven titles.
Editor Dan Ehrenhaft, who came over to Sourcebooks from Alloy Entertainment this spring, will lead the new line. CEO Dominique Raccah says “we want voices that will ignite, inspire, and surprise teens, regardless of genre.” The company says Fire will acquire fiction “in a variety of media, bringing worlds to life via the web, audio, digital–whatever teens are looking for, wherever they’re looking for it.”
In other imprint news, Rizzoli notes that as of September they launched an imprint in France, sold and distributed by their sister company Flammarion, also part of RCS Libri. The Rizzoli New York imprint aims to publish 12 titles a year in French. Publisher Charles Miers says the launch titles “represent the categories which epitomize Rizzoli–the best in architecture, interior design, fashion, and photography” and notes that “Rizzoli will use a new editorial logo to represent the expansion of our foreign language publishing operations in New York, London, Paris and Milan. Rizzoli will draw on the strengths of the other companies within the RCS Libri family to enhance the inherent and organic growth of our publishing programs worldwide.”