Canelo launches audiobook publishing programme

Canelo launches audiobook publishing programme

Canelo has launched an audiobook publishing programme and announced two new arrivals at its editorial team.

The indie is partnering with Borough-based audiobook charity Listening Books to release an initial 11 titles, with a further six in production and a wider roll-out planned for 2020. The first audio titles include e-books Rachel Lynch’s Dark Game and Lisa Hartley’s Ask No Questions.

Francesca Riccardi, Canelo’s sales and marketing director, said: “We are incredibly excited to be launching our audiobook list, as well as working on producing more of our fantastic titles across multiple editions. We have found a perfect partner in Listening Books, as we strive to make our titles accessible for even more readers worldwide.”

Canelo has also taken on Emily Bedford as a commissioning editor from Bloomsbury Content Services, who will be working with editorial director Louise Cullen on books across its list. Siân Heap has also joined as editorial assistant, having previously worked at Ed Public Relations.

Louise Cullen, Canelo’s editorial director, said: "A move into audio publishing and print are the product of long-held plans by Canelo and it is delightful to see these ideas realised. I’m thrilled to be joined by Emily and Siân on the editorial team at this time, allowing the acquiring capacity to expand as we continue to deliver excellent publishing and care for our authors. Canelo is committed to nurturing talent both in our staff and the authors we publish.”