This autumn Orion will launch Spring, a wellbeing and lifestyle imprint led by non-fiction publisher Amanda Harris.
Spring, which aims to “inspire readers to live more confidently, happily and healthily” will kick off with four titles in September: TV presenter and healthy living author Davina McCall’s Lessons I’ve Learned; “beauty guru” Liz Earle’s Skin: Six Weeks to Beautiful, Radiant Skin at any Age; Lou Hamilton’s Brave New Girl, comprising “drawings to help girls and women around the world feel that anything is possible”; and “qualified breathing coach” Rebecca Dennis’ introduction to deep breathing, And Breathe.
Harris said: “We will be globally focused on content and rights, and most importantly, we will publish with creative drive and innovation. Our team has great experience nurturing writers, launching talent and producing beautiful books, and I look forward to exploring all of the physical, digital and audio opportunities.”
Harris will lead the Spring team as publisher (while retaining her overall publishing duties at Orion), aided by senior editor Tamsin English and editorial assistant Lucy Haenlein.
Spring is the latest high-profile bespoke imprint to launch in the lifestyle/wellbeing sector, following Liz Gough’s Yellow Kite (Hodder) and Carole Tonkinson’s Bluebird (Pan Macmillan). Jon Wood, Orion group publisher, said: “Spring is the next natural move for one of the most successful non-fiction publishing teams in the trade. Wellbeing and lifestyle is an incredibly dynamic and enduring area of the literary landscape and this exciting new list is both a major investment and a wonderful opportunity.”
Other authors signed by Spring include “BBC Breakfast” GP and menopause expert Dr Rosemary Leonard; “baby detective” and maternity nurse Sarah Norris; and Instagram sensation Amalie Lee.