Legend Times, the UK-based group of independent publishing companies, has launched a new book publisher Hero, specialising in publishing inspirational and thought-provoking non-fiction.
Hero came to life from a passion to publish non-fiction books that would inspire, provoke conversation and spark ideas. The team are invested in discovering new voices within general non-fiction, well-being, gift, popular science and culture.
London-based Hero will utilise the global sales and distribution network of the Legend Times Group. It is also passionate about licensing its content to publishers, whether into different languages, formats such as audio and large print, or into key English language markets. As its ultimate mission, Hero aims to produce books of the highest quality, provide a global platform for authors and to create conversations with book readers around the world.
Hero will in part replace previous imprint, Legend Business, whose backlist will be split depending on content between Hero and the University of Buckingham Press, acquired by Legend Times in March last year.
Hero will be managed by Liza Paderes, Sales and Product Development Manager and a new Editor, soon to be announced.
The new company is part of a growing expansion of the Legend Times Group, which acquired the University of Buckingham Press in 2019 and rebranded it’s award-winning fiction publisher Legend Press.
Tom Chalmers, founder and Managing Director of Legend Times, commented: “Part of the orginal mission statement I wrote when I started the group of publishing companies through Legend Press in 2005 was to publish books to inspire the reader. As we have published more non-fiction the last three years, we saw an opportunity to launch an imprint focussed solely on inspirational and though-provoking non-fiction. We are therefore very excited to launch Hero – at the heart of what we are trying to achieve as a publisher – and to see it develop and grow over the coming months and years.”