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Little, Brown and Company to publish a new book by Colonel Chris Hadfield featuring photographs from the International Space Station

Reagan Arthur, senior vice president and publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today that Little, Brown has acquired rights to publish a new book by former astronaut Chris Hadfield featuring photographs from the International Space Station (ISS). YOU ARE HERE: Around the World in 92 Minutes will be in bookstores this fall. Literary agent Rick Broadhead of Rick Broadhead and Associates completed the deal.d

“Chris Hadfield’s new book, YOU ARE HERE, encapsulates his singular eye for our world as it appears from above. We first fell for his photographs over Twitter, and now we have the chance to see the earth with startling freshness in these hand-selected shots from the thousands Chris took on board the International Space Station. Chris’s new book is full of beauty, whimsy, and a keen sense for the planet we share,” said vice president and executive editor John Parsley.

Divided by continent, YOU ARE HERE represents one (idealized) orbit of the ISS. This planetary photo tour—surprising, playful, thought-provoking, and visually delightful—is also punctuated with fun, fascinating commentary on life in zero gravity. In the spirit of his bestselling An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, YOU ARE HERE opens a singular window on our planet, using remarkable photographs to illuminate the history and consequences of human settlement, the magnificence (and wit) of never-before-noticed landscapes, and the power of the natural forces shaping our world and the future of our species. 

April 24, 2014

Yen Press Announces New Licenses and Light Novel Initiative at Sakura-Con

At its panel at Seattle's Sakura-Con today, Yen Press announced a dedicated program for the English-language publication of Japanese light novels, to be branded Yen On. The newly established Yen On brand will expand on the imprint's previous light novel offerings, which include such properties as Spice and Wolf, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (co-published with sister company Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), and the forthcoming releases of Sword Art Online and Accel World. Yen On will formally launch in Fall 2014 with a goal of releasing approximately twenty-four books in 2015.

Yen Press also announced several new licenses of popular manga series. The following is a summary of the new acquisitions announced today.

April 19, 2014

Lee Boudreaux Joins Little, Brown and Company to Launch Her Own Imprint

Reagan Arthur, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today that Lee Boudreaux has been named Vice President and Editorial Director of an eponymous imprint, publishing eight to ten titles a year. She will begin her new role on September 2, 2014. 

For the past nine years Boudreaux has been the editorial director of Ecco, a division of HarperCollins, working with authors who include Ben Fountain,  David Wroblewski, Madeline Miller, Kevin Wilson, Eleanor Henderson, Ron Rash, Jennifer Senior, Ivy Pochoda, and Patrick DeWitt. Boudreaux spent her first nine years in publishing at Random House, where she acquired and edited the first novels of Curtis Sittenfeld, Arthur Phillips, and Adriana Trigiani. Writers Boudreaux has worked with have won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Orange Prize, the PEN/Hemingway award, the Frank O'Connor prize for short stories, the Los Angeles Times and Center for Fiction first novel awards, and been finalists for the National Book Award, the Booker prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

“Lee is one of the most respected editors in the business, widely admired not just for her adventurous and discerning eye but also for her sharp editorial skills," said Arthur. "I've long wanted to work with her, and I'm absolutely thrilled to welcome her to Little, Brown, where I know she and her new list will be an exciting part of our future."

April 15, 2014