Aurum Publishing Group has appointed Rachel Williams as publisher of a new non-fiction imprint, which will sit alongside the Frances Lincoln children’s books imprint.
The new imprint, which Aurum describes as "design-led", will start publishing in 2015, and release up to 16 books per year.
Williams comes to Aurum from Templar, where she was publisher of titles including Maps by Daniel and Ola Mizieilinska and Walk this World by Lotta Nieminen, under the Big Picture Press imprint.
Last year, Williams was named as one of The Bookseller's Rising Stars.
In the new role she will report to David Inman, m.d. of the Aurum group.
Inman said: "Rachel’s new list demonstrates our commitment to children’s publishing. It will be major a contributor to our global growth in illustrated books.”
Williams said the list would "champion original, value-packed illustrated non-fiction".