Pan Macmillan’s lifestyle imprint Bluebird has announced two appointments: Katy Denny joins as senior editor from Vermilion, where she was commissioning editor, and Anastasia Symecko, who previously worked for the Civil Aviation Authority, joins as communications executive.
The appointments bring the list’s staff to seven. Publisher Carole Tonkinson said: “Bluebird’s first full year was a wonderful whirlwind. The imprint far exceeded expectations, and I’m delighted to beef up our team with two fantastic additions.”
At the fair, Tonkinson pre-empted UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to The M Word: Meditation for Busy Minds by Emily Fletcher from Kate McLennan at Abner Stein, acting on behalf of Cassie Hanjian at Waxman Leavell.
The title aims to “destigmatise” meditation and make it “attractive, understandable and easy for all”. Founder of Ziva Meditation, Fletcher’s fans include actors Michelle Williams and Channing Tatum.
Bluebird will publish in 2019.