A&U launches new children’s imprint
Allen & Unwin (A&U) has created a new children’s imprint, Albert Street Books.
Albert Street Books will have a commercial focus and will publish books for babies to 12-year-olds. A&U says its aim for the imprint is to publish titles that are ‘warm and charming, funny and friendly, and easy to sell, to buy, and to love’.
The first Albert Street Books titles will be published in the second half of 2019. Among its first titles will be A First Time for Everything (Tiffiny Hall & Ed Kavalee, September), Little Nic’s Big Day (Nic Naitanui, November) and Princess Benjamina Has A Very Cheeky Bum (Claire Hooper, 2020).
Publisher Susannah Chambers said, ‘We can’t wait to work with authors, illustrators, booksellers and book-buyers to build Albert Street Books into a home for gorgeous, child-centred books that look good and feel good to read, to share, to give, and to read again.’
A&U CEO Robert Gorman said, ‘We are very excited about Albert Street Books and its vision to publish irresistible children’s books with a strong commercial focus. Albert Street Books will be approachable, entertaining and very easy to love. It will proudly showcase and be a new home for fantastic creators and great stories.’