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Responsible for an eclectic list of renowned, groundbreaking and bestselling titles, Ebury Publishing is the UK’s leading publisher of non-fiction books and the non-fiction specialists of Penguin Random House. In addition to this we’ve developed a reputation for highly commercial fiction.

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It is through our imprints that we are able to publish the biggest names, newest talents and most exciting brands. Here are just a few:

Ebury Press combines books from famous names like Caitlin Moran and Dan and Phil with beautiful and highly successful illustrated food and drink titles from the likes of Yotam Ottolenghi.

BBC Books also enjoys particular success in food and drink. Big BBC brands such as Mary Berry, Rick Stein, Top Gear and Doctor Who – alongside some of our nation’s household names, such as David Attenborough – dominate this list.

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 leading health, parenting and personal development imprint.  Books like Who Moved My Cheese?, and Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway are consistent bestsellers, and Vermilion is also the home of Dr Steve Peters’s The Chimp Paradox.

A byword for ‘books that change lives’, Rider publishes thought-provoking works spanning psychology, philosophy, international affairs, biography, history, travel and spirituality, from Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri to the Dalai Lama.

With titles across the worlds of technology, business, popular culture, humour, biography, health and lifestyle, TV tie-ins and sport, Virgin Books publishes brilliant commercial titles from Richard Branson to Jay-Z and George the Poet.

The likes of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Steve Hilton are writing for our WH Allen imprint.

Our Time Out Guides and Fodor’s imprints are the go-to specialists on travel.

Our ever-expanding fiction list spans across Ebury Press, which publishes exciting commercial fiction, Del Rey UK, which specialises in science fiction and fantasy, publishing The Martian, the bestseller behind the major film from Ridley Scott, and Black Lace, the UK’s leading erotica imprint.

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REBECCA SMART

MANAGING DIRECTOR

I’m thrilled to introduce you to Ebury. My two areas of focus are people and strategy. Whether with editors or authors I’m a proactive, positive and supportive force, encouraging excellence and strong collaboration. I and the team will continue to grow Ebury as a multi-specialist publisher that knows each of its markets better than its competitors, and find ways to build value for our authors beyond the book.

 

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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ED FAULKNER

 DEPUTY PUBLISHER at Ebury Publishing, responsible for the Virgin and WH Allen imprints

My interests include business, technology, current affairs, politics, history and music.

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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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Albert de Petrillo

SENIOR EDITORIAL 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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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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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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Laura Higginson

SENIOR COMMISSIONING EDITOR for Ebury Press non-fiction

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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Sara Cywinski

COMMISSIONING EDITOR 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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Katy Denny

COMMISSIONING EDITOR for Vermilion

I commission across the Vermilion list with a particular interest in health, fitness, and parenting.

News from Ebury Publishing

  • Rebecca Smart, Managing Director of Ebury, on Pride not Prejudice

    22-05-2016
    Since at least the birth of the Victorian penny dreadfuls, the cultural elite have been pontificating on what makes a “real book”. Can a pacy thriller really be seen in the same light as high-brow literary works? Does being lauded but not well-read make a book more real than a disposable “beach read” discarded, dog-eared, by the poolside?
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  • Hemsley + Hemsley on Channel 4

    18-03-2016
    Recently Hemsley + Hemsley have taken off with their latest book Good + Simple (Ebury Press), touring the country and hitting the press by storm. Channel 4 have announced that they will be airing the UK premiere of Eating Well With Hemsley + Hemsley, the Hemsleys’ first TV show, at the end of April. The 10-part series will include some of their classics from the bestselling The Art of Eating Well and some new treats from Good + Simple. Recipes from each episode will be made available on Channel4.com for viewers to download and enjoy.
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  • Penguin Random House receives 27 shortlistings in the British Book Industry Awards

    11-03-2016
    Penguin Random House UK has received 27 shortlistings in the British Book Industry Awards, including 16 nominations in trade categories and 11 in the new Book of the Year awards.
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Current Ebury Publishing Catalogues

  • Ebury Catalogue - January-July 2016

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