The Times’ commissioning books editor Fiona Wilson and Titan Books’ managing editor Beth Lewis are joining crowd-funding publisher Unbound.
Wilson will take on the role of new projects editor, commissioning non-fiction with a lifestyle focus, on 10th July. Her successor at the Times, where she has worked since 2008, has not yet been named.
Lewis, a “long-time admirer" of Unbound, has been appointed commissioning editor and will cover gaming and pop culture for the crowdfunding platform. One of Titan’s illustrated books editors, Jo Boylett, has been promoted to Lewis’s role of managing editor. Lewis will leave the publisher on 16th June and start at Unbound on 19th June.
She told The Bookseller: “I've been a long-time admirer of Unbound. They're one of the only publishers out there who approach the industry from an entirely different angle and their results speak for themselves. I couldn't be more excited to join such an innovative publisher, one going from strength to strength who isn't afraid to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. I can't wait to get stuck in and discover some amazing new talent.”
Lewis’ debut novel The Wolf Road was published in June last year by the Borough Press and her second novel is due out in 2018. She has previously worked as a bank cashier, a fire performer and a juggler.
Unbound has been contacted for a comment.
Former literary editor of the Independent on Sunday, Katy Guest, joined Unbound as new projects editor last November.