New York, NY—October 24, 2018
Reagan Arthur, SVP and Publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today that Michael Szczerban has been named VP, Editorial Director of a new imprint dedicated to illustrated books. The imprint, yet to be named, will launch in Fall 2019 and will grow to publish 20 to 25 titles a year.
“Since he arrived at Little, Brown, Mike has been a bold and creative presence, acquiring, editing, and producing spectacular, bestselling books across a diverse range of subjects. I’m thrilled to see him expand his reach with this exciting new imprint,” Arthur said.
The mission of the new imprint is to publish distinctive, bestselling illustrated books of the highest quality that entertain, inform, and inspire—while expanding the possibilities of visually-driven nonfiction and connecting readers to their passions.
The authors and creators the imprint will publish bring expertise, vision, and voice to their work. They are artists, entrepreneurs, cooks, photographers, tastemakers, thought leaders, scientists, storytellers, historians, humorists, and more—and they will continue a tradition of excellence in illustrated publishing at Little, Brown.
Many of Little, Brown’s best-loved and best-selling books have been illustrated titles. From its groundbreaking forty-year partnership with the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust to last year’s blockbuster bestseller by Pete Souza, OBAMA: An Intimate Portrait; from classic culinary works like THE FLAVOR BIBLE to Vivian Howard’s DEEP RUN ROOTS and Christopher Kimball’s MILK STREET; from pop culture favorites like THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF NOT GIVING A F*CK to CABIN PORN, Little, Brown has long brought beautiful, attention-getting, conversation-starting books to the widest possible audiences.
“Little, Brown is a uniquely supportive home for authors and editors, and it has been the joy of my career to bring new books to life with my extraordinary colleagues here. I am tremendously excited to embark on this adventure with them,” Szczerban said.
Szczerban was a 2017 Publishers Weekly Star Watch honoree and the 2012 recipient of the Lawrence Peel Ashmead Editorial Award. His books have been #1 New York Times bestsellers and their honors include awards from the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
In addition to Szczerban, Associate Editor Nicky Guerreiro will join the imprint full time, and new hires will include a dedicated marketer.
About Little, Brown and Company:
Little, Brown and Company is a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Founded in 1837, Little, Brown has long been recognized as a publisher committed to publishing fiction of the highest quality and nonfiction of lasting significance. Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the third largest trade and educational publisher in the world. HBG is made up of eight publishing groups: Little, Brown and Company; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Grand Central Publishing; Perseus Books; Orbit; Hachette Books; Hachette Nashville; and Hachette Audio. For more information, visit hachettebookgroup.com.