Edwards to leave Templar role after three years

Edwards to leave Templar role after three years

Lisa Edwards, executive publisher at Bonnier Books UK imprint Templar Publishing, is to leave her role to explore new opportunities.

Edwards joined Templar in November 2015, with responsibility for children’s non-fiction. She worked on the Ologies and Welcome to the Museum series, picture books, pre-school and baby titles, and novelty publishing. She will leave the business at the end of the month.

Edwards said: "I’ve had a wonderful time at Templar and I’m very proud of the fantastic books I’ve commissioned. I’ve had the privilege to manage an incredibly talented team, and together we built a strong programme of publishing. I have achieved everything I set out to do, and am excited to explore new opportunities and leave Templar under the excellent direction of Jane Harris, whom I’ve loved working with for the past six months."

Harris, m.d. of children’s trade publishing at Bonnier Books UK, said: "Lisa has done a fantastic job, steering the development of the critically acclaimed Templar and Big Picture Press lists with great expertise and flair. She will be sorely missed, and I wish her all the very best for the future."