Tons of new imprints have popped up over the last few months. (Okay, there are six, but it feels like tons.) With missions and focuses ranging from picture books on health and healing to mythological middle grade, you might just find the perfect fit for your manuscript. Dig in, and good luck!
Rodale Books is launching Rodale Kids, to be distributed by Macmillan. Books will be fiction and non-fiction, targeted for infant through teens, and like Rodale’s adult books will focus on health, fitness, and happiness. Ten titles are due fall 2017, with the intention of eventually reaching 30-45 titles each year. For more details, read the full article.
Rick Riordan Presents, launched by Disney-Hyperion, is intended to address the seemingly insatiable need for middle grade books about all kinds of mythology. Though Riordan won’t be writing the new books, he will be involved in curating and editing, and has agreed to provide endorsements for new titles. The imprint, which hopes to publish the first two titles in summer 2018, says the mission is to “find, nurture, and promote the best storytellers for middle grade readers.” The new imprint will focus on diverse, mythology-based fiction by new, emerging, and under-represented authors. For more details, read the full piece.
Elsewhere Editions, launched by Archipelago Books, hopes to find books with “entire universes” in the pages that both children and adults will love. Like its adult counterpart, Elsewhere Editions will focus on the beauty of the physical book as well as the story. The imprint will be run by Jill Schoolman, who began her career at Seven Stories Press. It was there she first thought of starting Archipelago, a nonprofit press focused exclusively on international titles. Schoolman hopes that Elsewhere Editions will publish “creative, innovative books from around the world.” For more details, read the full piece.
Tiger Tales, best known for picture and novelty books, launched 360 Degrees in September, a new imprint focusing on middle grade non-fiction. The Connecticut publisher, with parent ties in the U.K., says “the imprint is dedicated to creating interactive, illustrated books that explore the world from multiple angles.” For more details, read the full article.
St Martin’s Press, a division of Macmillan, is launching Wednesday Books, an imprint focusing on YA and adult titles with coming-of-age themes. With first titles due in fall 2017, the imprint is looking for “bold, diverse, and commercial voices in fiction and nonfiction who speak to readers looking for stories in and beyond the YA category.” Sara Goodman, editor of noted author Rainbow Rowell, will be the editorial director for Wednesday Books. For more details, see the full article.
Penguin Teen, launched by Penguin Random House Canada, will be the new imprint for all YA titles previously published under Doubleday Canada Books for Young Readers and Razorbill Canada. First titles are expected in summer 2017. For more details and effects on imprints due to the larger Penguin Random House merger see the full piece.
Reid, Calvin. (2016, Sept. 2). Rodale to Launch a Kids’ Imprint Next Fall. Retrieved from: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/71393-rodale-to-launch-a-kids-imprint-next-spring.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=9fb6514c0a-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-9fb6514c0a-305871045.
Corbett, Sue. (2016, Sept. 13). Disney Announces New Rick Riordan imprint. Retrieved from: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/71466-disney-announces-new-rick-riordan-imprint.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=cc2c13f375-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-cc2c13f375-305871045.
Burnett, Matia. (2016, Oct. 6). Here, There, Elsewhere: Archipelago Books Launches a Children’s Imprint. Retrieved from: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/71685-here-there-elsewhere-archipelago-books-launches-a-children-s-imprint.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=cff1fc8b80-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-cff1fc8b80-305871045.
Lodge, Sally. (2016, Sept. 29). Tiger Tales Adds Nonfiction Imprint. Retrieved from: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/71615-tiger-tales-adds-nonfiction-imprint.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=02c49728e1-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-02c49728e1-305871045.
Deahl, Rachel. (2016, Oct. 12). SMP Launching Crossover Imprint, Wednesday Books. Retrieved from: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/71734-smp-launching-crossover-imprint-wednesday-books.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=3204036b25-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-3204036b25-305871045.
Godfrey, Laura. (2016, Oct. 13). PRH Canada Launches New Penguin Teen Imprint. Retrieved from: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/71746-prh-canada-launches-new-penguin-teen-imprint.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=3204036b25-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-3204036b25-305871045.