Boxtree unveils 30th birthday plans

Boxtree unveils 30th birthday plans

Pan Macmillan’s humour and pop culture imprint Boxtree has announced a series of 30th anniversary plans that “seek to underline the business of serious fun”.

In addition to the launch of a new website, boxtree.co.uk, the imprint will launch a number of initiatives to help present and future creatives who make their books.

The measures include a number of £250 “micro-sponsorships” to help young performers with the cost of taking their shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, and a partnership with Hiive, a professional network for creatives.

On Pan Mac’s stand at yesterday’s (12th April) London Book Fair, Boxtree had a “cartoonist-in-residence” in Eddie Ward - one half of the team behind the upcoming Odd Trumps: Pop Culture Gone Weird - sketch caricatures of the book trade’s great and good…and Boxtree’s own commissioning editor, Jamie Coleman (left).