Edinburgh-based independent Black & White Publishing is naming its new YA imprint ‘Ink Road’.
The company previously named the imprint ‘Neon’ before realising another publisher had registered the name several days earlier.
Ink Road will be led by Megan Duff, Black & White’s assistant commissioning editor, who said: “We want our books to take readers on a journey. It’s an important idea, as great stories accompany us from our teenage years right through our adult lives. Our titles will aim to take young adult readers to new and undiscovered places, encouraging them to grow, develop, and really connect with the books they are reading. We want to produce original, exciting and memorable books at the same time as fostering a lifelong love of reading.”
The first title to be released under the imprint in March will be The Jungle by debut author Pooja Puri, exploring the experience of life in the Calais refugee camp as told through the eyes of teenager.
Ink Road will also publish a new love story by Estelle Maskame in July.