Bonnier Books UK has appointed Melissa Bond as senior editor of its soon-to-be-unveiled music imprint led by publishing director Pete Selby.
Bond arrives from the Natural History Museum, where she was in charge of print editorial content. Prior to that, she was a non-fiction editor at Simon & Schuster UK, where she worked on broad range of music titles including Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography Born to Run. Bond joins the company this week, ahead of the imminent launch of the new imprint.
Selby joined Bonnier in August last year to spearhead the launch of the new imprint, “which will provide a publishing home for unique musical perspectives, with the list set to include memoirs, musical social histories and first-person narratives from contemporary writers, musicians and cultural commentators,” the publisher said. Selby was formerly head of books at W H Smith, and previous to that role he did a stint as retail publishing director at the Roald Dahl Story Company after being Sainsbury’s head of books and music.
Selby said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome an editor with Melissa’s passion, talent and experience to our new imprin,t and I look forward to her helping define and shape the list in the coming months.”
Bond added: “I'm absolutely delighted to be joining Bonnier Books UK and to be working with Pete in developing the incredible new list. Music has been a central part of my life since a very young age, so to be managing the editorial remit of such a high-quality music publishing imprint is a dream opportunity, especially with so many exciting and diverse projects already in the pipeline.”