London-based independent publisher Flame Tree Publishing is launching a new trade fiction imprint in September.
Flame Tree Press will launch with 12 titles and focus on high-quality novels in the horror, crime, science fiction and fantasy genres, building on the independent’s previous short story publishing in this area. It will publish 24–30 books a year, including titles from both established and up-and- coming writers.
UK sales will be directed by Gillian Hawkins and Baker & Taylor Publisher Services will handle US sales; both will be under the remit of Flame Tree m.d. Frances Bodiam, who will oversee all sales.
The imprint will be led by Nick Wells, founder, publisher and creative director of Flame Tree Publishing.
He said: “After 24 years at Flame Tree Publishing, this imprint’s story really started three years ago, when we began our short story submissions in the US. Since then we’ve built significant communities of readers and writers of genre fiction: science fiction, horror, crime and fantasy.”
Flame Tree Publishing also publishes art, music, cookery and lifestyle books.