Faber & Faber has partnered with the Guardian newspaper to create a new publishing imprint.
Guardian Faber, as the imprint will be called, will focus on a range of non-fiction titles, with books coming both from the Guardian News & Media group’s own writers, and other authors. It aims to commission up to 20 new non-fiction works each year.
Guardian Books titles have previously been distributed through Random House division Cornerstone. However, Faber will now take over sales and distribution with immediate effect, as well as handling all foreign rights.
Stephen Page, Faber publisher and c.e.o., said: “This publishing business will have at its heart a unique combination of access to brilliant writers and copyrights alongside a direct conversation with readers through the Guardian’s extraordinary relationship with tens of millions of consumers worldwide.”
The publishing team will be made up of Sara Montgomery, the head of Guardian Books, Katie Roden, the Guardian Books publisher, and Julian Loose, publisher for arts and non-fiction at Faber.
A new commissioning editor for Guardian Faber will also be appointed.
Forthcoming titles from the new imprint include Facts are Sacred by Simon Rogers and Undercover by Guardian reporters Paul Lewis and Rob Evans.