EBURY PUBLISHING

The non-fiction specialists of Penguin Random House, Ebury is one of the UK’s leading non-fiction publisher. From memoir to self-help; from cookery to sport; from business to humour – we cover almost every area of non-fiction.

And we have a small but perfectly formed commercial fiction list too.

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Ebury Press is one of the UK’s most celebrated non-fiction lists with bestsellers in almost every genre.

BBC Books is home to global BBC brands such as Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing and Match of the Day, as well as household names like Mary Berry, Rick Stein and David Attenborough.

Ebury Enterprises is the brand publishing arm of Ebury Publishing. We are experts at working with both established and emerging brands. We excel at producing stylish packaging and formats, tailoring each book to its target market.

Vermilion is the UK’s trailblazing lifestyle and wellness imprint, with a 25-year track record of publishing perennial bestsellers.

A byword for ‘big books with new ideas’, Rider publishes thought-provoking works spanning psychology, philosophy, popular science, international affairs, biography, history, travel, nature and spirituality, from bestselling Viktor Frankl to the revered Dalai Lama.

With titles across the worlds of technology, business, music, creativity, comedy, biography and sport, Virgin publishes turbo-charged books from the likes of Richard Branson and Guy Martin.

World-renowned thinkers like Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Wharton’s Adam Grant write for our WH Allen imprint..

Our fiction list spans across Ebury Press, which publishes exciting commercial and genre fiction, and Del Rey UK, which specialises in science fiction and fantasy that will appeal to a wide readership.

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REBECCA SMART


MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

JAKE LINGWOOD

DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR & PUBLISHER

I head up the Editorial team and I’m responsible for all aspects of book acquisition and Ebury’s publishing output. I have a long-standing love of popular non-fiction, including memoir, popular culture, comedy and music and have commissioned and edited bestsellers from Caitlin Moran, Terry Pratchett, Danny Wallace, Chrissie Hynde, Dave Gorman, Emma Kennedy, and Paul Merton.

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Ebury Editors

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ANDREW GOODFELLOW

DEPUTY PUBLISHER at Ebury Publishing and oversees the Ebury Press non-fiction lists

I personally like smart sports books, edgy memoirs, theme-driven quests and investigations, well-crafted music books, clever comic talents and quirky humour.

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JOEL RICKETT

 DEPUTY PUBLISHER at Ebury Publishing, responsible for the Virgin and WH Allen imprints  (and overseeing Vermilion)

I love to publish narrative non-fiction books that are fresh, compelling and make a real impact – whether that’s in memoir, sport, adventure, big ideas, business, inspiration, history or something new.

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Albert de Petrillo

PUBLISHING DIRECTOR for BBC Books

I lead the editorial team for BBC Books, where I focus on history, arts, and popular culture. Authors I’ve published for BBC include Martin Sixsmith, Lucy Worsley, Laurence Rees, Alastair Fothergill, Russell T Davies and Jenny Colgan.

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LIZZY GRAY

PUBLISHING DIRECTOR, responsible both for the illustrated publishing and for the Food & Drink publishing on Ebury and BBC Books lists

I love to publish quality cookery, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, health and diet titles - these are often from talent with established platforms. In addition, we are always on the hunt for original illustrated gift.

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SUSANNA ABBOTT

 PUBLISHING DIRECTOR of Vermilion

I commission across the entire breadth of the Vermilion list and particularly love personal development, popular psychology, fitness, diet and health.                                                                                  

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JUDITH KENDRA

PUBLISHING DIRECTOR of Rider

I’m fascinated by what, and who, can inspire us, from Thich Nhat Hanh on mindfulness to Samar Yazbek on Syria, from Temple Grandin on the autistic brain to Edith Eger on lessons from Auschwitz.                                           

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GILLIAN GREEN

PUBLISHING DIRECTOR FOR FICTION at Ebury Publishing

I oversee fiction on Ebury Press and Del Rey As well as commercial fiction, my team and I are keen to find more crossover, reading group and breakout novels both in general fiction and in science fiction.          

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CAREY SMITH

PUBLISHING DIRECTOR for Ebury Enterprises

I love creating books that truly echo, complement and enhance a brand and offer opportunities to do business outside the traditional book trade.

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Lorna Russell

SENIOR EDITORIAL DIRECTOR for Virgin

‘I’m always on the lookout for new titles from the world of entertainment, and love a high-end illustrated project as much as a page-turning memoir.

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Sara Cywinski

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR for Ebury Press non-fiction

I publish commercial non-fiction, including memoir, autobiography, gift & humour and true crime. I love social media, from YouTube to Instagram to Vine, and I’m always on the lookout for the next big thing in this area.

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Laura Higginson

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR for Ebury Press non-fiction illustrated and Pop Press

I commission a range of lifestyle books for the Ebury Press illustrated list, including food and drink, beauty, style, wellbeing, craft and creativity.

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Jamie Joseph

SENIOR COMMISSIONING EDITOR for Virgin books and WH Allen

I love books across current affairs, psychology and culture that provide new arguments and ideas to understand and navigate the world around us.

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SAM JACKSON

SENIOR COMMISSIONING EDITOR for Vermilion

I commission both illustrated and black and white commercial non-fiction books for Vermilion across lifestyle subjects including health and wellbeing, parenting, personal development and popular psychology. I am always on the look-out for exceptional authors who can truly engage their audience and I love working on creative, game-changing book packages.

Elen Jones

SENIOR COMMISSIONING EDITOR for Ebury Press Illustrated and Pop Press

I commission illustrated lifestyle titles with a focus on zeitgeist gift, creativity, design, style and beauty, home, food and drink and wellbeing. I love anything that requires a creative vision and standout package.

 

Yvonne Jacobs

COMMISSIONING EDITOR for BBC Books

I’m looking for anything with a connection to the BBC, particularly standalone projects with BBC talent as well as opportunities with new, returning, or classic TV and radio shows.

Robyn Drury

COMMISSIONING EDITOR for Ebury Press non-fiction

I commission commercial and narrative non-fiction for the Ebury Press list and particularly love unusual memoir, popular science and history. I’m looking for distinctive storytelling and unique new voices, and can’t resist an author on an unexpected narrative quest.

Anna Mrowiec

COMMISSIONING EDITOR for Ebury Press non-fiction

I publish an eclectic list of books for the Ebury Press list, but I’m on the lookout for standout narrative non-fiction, celebrity, comedy, film tie-ins, true-life stories and gift & humour titles.

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