UK author Michelle Paver has switched from HarperCollins’ Orion imprint to Penguin UK’s Puffin imprint. In the United States, HarperCollins’ Katherine Tegen imprint publishes Paver’s Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series.
Publishers Weekly reports that Puffin will publish Paver’s new series, Gods & Warriors. The books will be set in the Bronze Age period. The first book will be released in the U.K. in 2012. Penguin will also publish the book in the United States.
Peter Cox from Redhammer Management negotiated the deal. The article quoted Cox: ‘The decision to move to Puffin wasn’t taken lightly. [Their team] feels excited by the future, not daunted by it. This willingness to engage with the future–and indeed to make it their own–is the essence of today’s successful publisher.’”