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The Quarto Group launches new imprint, White Lion Publishing

We are happy to announce the launch of White Lion Publishing, consolidating all publishing from Aurum Press, Frances Lincoln and Quintessence under one single entity.

White Lion Publishing’s mission is to help readers understand and enjoy the world around them through expert writing, visually striking content and innovative, contemporary formats. As you move from room to room around your home and then out into the world beyond, White Lion Publishing has a beautiful book to suit your interests and aspirations.

The new imprint will publish across several core non-fiction categories including travel, food & drink, wellness, visual arts, heritage, sport, gift, gardening, smart thinking, London and popular science using the expertise and enthusiasm gleaned from over 40 years’ collective experience in these areas.

All books will publish under the new White Lion Publishing brand – which is currently being developed – from September 2018.

The new imprint will be led by Richard Green, who was promoted to Group Publisher in July 2017. Since 2015, he was Publisher for Aurum Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group. Richard returned to Quarto following seven years at Quercus Publishing as Publishing Director of Illustrated Non-fiction Books. Previously, he was Publisher of Marshall Editions, an imprint of the Quarto Group.

After six years with Quarto and 17 years with Frances Lincoln, Publisher Andrew Dunn has decided to use this opportunity to seek a new challenge and will leave Quarto. Andrew joined Frances Lincoln in 2000 as Rights Executive and went on to work in international sales roles, before becoming Adult Editorial Director in 2008 and then Publisher in 2014. In ten years as Editorial Director and Publisher, he has led Frances Lincoln through the change of ownership whilst refocusing the list, and overseen the publication of many elegant, original and award-winning books.


Gresham House Strategic PLC (LON:GHS) has a 4.4% ownership of Quarto Group Inc, correct as of 31 December 2017 month end NAV announcement, released 2 January 2017.

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