Grand Central will fold its Springboard Press and Wellness Central lines into a newly-christened Grand Central Life & Style imprint, starting in fall 2010. They will publish eight to 12 titles a year across categories including style (beauty and fashion), food (cooking), body & mind (diet, fitness, self-help, and inspiration), home (organization, design, and green living) and connections (relationships, parenting and pets). Karen Murgolo continues to oversee this publishing, as editorial director of the new line.
In the UK, Pan Macmillan publishing director Maria Rejt will run her own imprint, Mantle, which launches in May with Scott Turow’s new book. Publishing up to 20 books a year, the line will pull together many of Rejt’s existing authors from across Pan, Picador and Macmillan. Managing director Anthony Forbes Watson says, “She has a rare eye for high quality writing with broad appeal, and an unstinting focus on her authors. Mantle is the perfect vehicle for her talents.”