Sphere non-fiction publisher Adam Strange has stepped down from his role and has left Little, Brown after 12 years with the company.
Little, Brown m.d. Charlie King said he is “sad” to see Strange, who is now taking on a number of consultancy projects, leave, and praised the publisher for his “very significant contribution to Little, Brown.”
Strange joined Little, Brown in 2007 as editorial director, before being appointed publishing director in 2010 and publisher in 2014. He published books by Billy Connolly, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Richard Herring, as well as overseeing UK publication of J K Rowling’s Very Good Lives. Little, Brown said he expanded Sphere non-fiction’s range to include brand partnerships, illustrated and cookery books, most recently jointly acquiring the licence to the 'Great British Bake Off', and publishing the 2018 bestseller The World’s Fittest Book by athlete adventurer Ross Edgley.
Strange, who can be reached on can be reached on email@example.com, said: “I’ll be forever grateful to Little, Brown for welcoming me into the industry all those years ago, for encouraging me not to be constrained by its accepted norms but to think differently about how we publish, and for supporting my career development along the way. I’ll miss the fantastic team here a great deal – there’s a wealth of talent within the company and I’ve no doubt the business will continue to go from strength to strength over the coming years.”
King said: “Adam has been an absolutely terrific publisher and colleague over the last twelve years. Talented, energetic and collaborative, he has made a very significant contribution to Little, Brown and has published many highly successful, landmark titles for us. A true team-player, Adam is extremely well-liked by all – I’m really sad he has decided to leave L,B, but I know I speak for everyone at the company in wishing him the very best for the future and thanking him for everything he has achieved here.”
Strange's replacement is yet to be announced.