Absolute Press is delighted to announce that as of September 1st it has become the specialist food imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing. The imprint will be managed by Janet Murphy, specialist publisher at Bloomsbury. Jon Croft will continue to work for the list as a consultant for Bloomsbury, commissioning authors and titles, and will employ Absolute Press commissioning editor Meg Avent and art director Matt Inwood in a freelance capacity. The team will design and package the books for Bloomsbury, with a very strong 2012 programme already in place.
Jon Croft said, ‘It’s a dream tie-in and after 32 years it’s the perfect new home for Absolute Press and its authors.’
Janet Murphy added, ‘It’s a terrific list… the books are of such high quality and it will join the other specialist books that we aim to be the best in their field.’
Bloomsbury’s executive director, Richard Charkin, commented: ‘Publishing of any kind only works with the right authors, the right publisher and the right market. Absolute Press combines all three beautifully.’
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