Delphinium Books editorial director Joseph Olshan, Isaac Peterson, and Jessica Hammerman have launched a new independent publisher called Green City Books based in Bend, OR. Distributed by Publishers Group West, Green City “plans to publish between six and twelve titles a year, focusing on original voices in fiction and nonfiction, and creating a platform for artistic vision and excellence in the craft of writing.” Peterson, whose background is in design, and Hammerman, an editor who previously worked at Putnam and Norton as well as several magazines, will serve as publishers. Olshan will serve as editorial advisor. The first title will […]
Andy Cohen, best known for his work as a producer for Bravo and the host of talk show Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen is following Gillian Blake to relaunch his eponymous imprint at Crown. Previously, the imprint Holt, where the modest-sized list included The Meaning of Mariah Carey and Not All Diamonds and Rose: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. Crown svp, publisher Blake will direct the new iteration, saying in the announcement, “Andy’s knowledge of the entertainment space and his knack for spotting hits make him the ideal publishing partner. I’m […]
Less than three years after its founding, Sourcebooks’ Bloom Books imprint is having a banner year, on track to finish 2023 with almost $100 million in gross sales worldwide according to the company. That has to make the line among the fastest-growing new imprints ever. In outlets tracked by Circana Bookscan, Bloom Books has sold 6.4 million print units so far in 2023, rocketing up from just under 1 million units the same time a year ago. Highlights include sales of more than 1.85 million print units of books by Ana Huang this year, and over 1.5 million print units […]
Saga Press announced that it will expand, adding staff members and moving to the S&S flagship imprint from the Gallery group beginning in 2024. Editorial director Joe Monti will report to Tim O’Connell, vice president and editorial director of fiction at Simon & Schuster. Saga Press plans to double its number of titles by 2026. Other changes to the imprint: Nivia Evans will join Saga Press as a senior editor. Evans was previously at Orbit Books. Sareena Kamath has joined as editor. She was most recently at Zando. Christine Calella, senior publicist for Simon & Schuster, will join the Saga […]
Bonnier Books UK will launch the nonfiction children’s imprint Hatch Press in January 2024, planning to publish about 30 titles a year. The line, focused on “hands-on learning, and art and activity titles for fledgling readers between 3-12 years old,” is led by Kieran Hood. The imprint is based on republished editions of the backlist of Salariya, the rights to which Bonnier acquired last November after the publisher was liquidated.
Penzler Publishers is launching Crime Ink, an imprint publishing literary true crime. Tom Wickersham will head the line as editor; he was formerly the manager of The Mysterious Bookshop. Charles Perry becomes publisher, adding to his role as publisher of other Penzler imprints (The Mysterious Press, American Mystery Classics, Scarlet, and MysteriousPress.com). Luisa Smith will serve as editor-in-chief of Penzler Publishers. The imprint will launch with six titles in its first year, starting in winter 2024. Otto Penzler says in a release, “True crime is an important publishing category that has enjoyed a long history of success. When Tom Wickersham […]