David and Charles are delighted to announce the appointment of Nigel Browning as Senior Commissioning Editor – Art. The newly created position will lead on the strategy and commissioning for the company’s growing practical art list. Nigel will take up the role from November 2023.
Nigel joins David and Charles with a wealth of publishing experience. His early career as a bookseller and in book sales led him to the Quarto Group, where he subsequently founded the successful Quid Publishing imprint. Most recently, he has worked at UniPress Books, a business he co-founded in 2018. His career has seen him develop illustrated books across a range of categories, from Science and Maths, to Gardening and Nature. With a personal passion for art, this new role sees him combining his commercial publishing experience with his own interest in the category.
Publishing Director Ame Verso said: “This is a tremendously exciting appointment as we continue to grow our independent publishing business. David and Charles has a long history of publishing into practical art and Nigel’s appointment gives us the opportunity to bring greater focus to this exciting category and benefit from the wealth of experience he will bring to the role.”
Commenting on the announcement, Nigel said: “I’ve always admired the David and Charles imprint and thoroughly enjoyed doing business with them over the years. Ame has a fantastic team with great insight for what their readers need, and I look forward to building on their successful practical arts programme in the years ahead. The opportunity to relocate to Devon and be a part of its thriving, creative community is a huge advantage and working in such a beautiful part of the world will provide much inspiration for great ideas and clarity of thinking.”
David and Charles Ltd was formed in 2019 to complete a management buyout of the David and Charles imprint and publishing assets from former owners, F+W Media. The imprint was originally established in Devon in 1960. David and Charles is the current IPG Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year.