Pan Macmillan has appointed Jamie Coleman as commissioning editor on its non-fiction team, as well as making a number of other appointments and promotions.
Coleman, who will publish humour and gift titles for the Boxtree list, joins from Greene & Heaton literary agency, where he started in 2013.
His client list at Greene & Heaton included Michael Booth, Emma Chapman, and @50shedsofgrey.
Robin Harvie, non-fiction publisher, said: “There are very few people who properly understand humour books and why they work. Jamie’s DNA is hardwired to the kind of commercial non-fiction that has made Macmillan Non-Fiction so successful over the years, and we are thrilled that we have been able to tempt him over the fence from the agenting world to join the team.”
Coleman’s first acquisition for Pan Macmillan is Crap Colouring In: Mindless Art Therapy for the Modern World by Joe Sumner. World rights to the parody colouring in book were acquired from the illustrator. It will be published under Boxtree on 5th November.
Coleman said: “In a world of ever more fantastical adult colouring in books, Crap Colouring In will be a refreshing dose of classic British humour. Why colour in magical kingdoms when you can brighten up teetering piles of washing up, tangled up electrical wires and a hugely detailed grey cloud. Now that’s proper adult colouring in.”
Pan Macmillan’s non-fiction communications department has recruited Rachael Wing as non-fiction and events assistant. Wing was a bookseller at The Wallingford Bookshop and she is also the author of two YA novels.
Dusty Miller, non-fiction communications director, has also promoted Fergus Edmondson to senior non-fiction marketing manager and Laura Langlois to non-fiction communications manager.