Orion Non-fiction will be relaunched as Seven Dials in September, with a remit to increase its global profile.
Amanda Harris, publisher of Seven Dials, hopes a “fresh and renewed” focus and an increase in the number of international projects commissioned will strengthen the list’s position in the industry.
Seven Dials will issue memoir, cookery, “ideas”, gift/humour, personal development, parenting, diet and fitness titles, and launch The Dials Bookshelf, which will celebrate Orion’s “eclectic” non-fiction backlist. Already signed to the imprint are The Little Big Things by Henry Fraser, an artist who paints using his mouth; Confessions of a First-Time Parent by Sam Avery; The Modern Italian Cook by Joe Trivelli; and Julie Trottman’s Superstar Cats and Superstar Dogs.
The team at Seven Dials, reporting to Harris, comprises Emily Barrett, Olivia Morris, Lucy Haenlein and Alice Commins, while the re-launch also coincides with Orion’s 25th birthday.
Harris said: “I feel privileged to be part of Orion’s non-fiction rebrand... We will firm up the list’s edges and increase its profile on the global stage. We have an amazing wealth of best-selling authors and we look forward to creating future brands and publishing new talent alongside our big names. We have hand-picked the very best editorial team for the launch, and the results are already very exciting.”
Orion m.d. Katie Espiner added: “Orion’s track record in launching and nurturing some of the most beloved and bestselling non-fiction of the past 25 years has been second to none. Under Amanda and her team’s stewardship, I know Seven Dials will continue to bring the very best books to the widest possible readership.”
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