New York, New York – October 2016 – ABRAMS, the preeminent publisher of illustrated books, announces the appointment of Jamison Stoltz as Executive Editor for a soon-to-be launched text-driven imprint with a focus on narrative nonfiction. 

“As we continue to expand and evolve, as well as plan for the next phase of our growth we see a real opportunity for our already successful adult publishing lists to add a text-driven imprint to our portfolio. We want to publish more writers in our special way. This is our moment to do so,” says President and CEO Michael Jacobs.  

Stoltz will begin immediately shaping the vision of the new imprint with the goal of acquiring 12 to 15 books annually. “I’m delighted to be coming to Abrams at this exciting time for the company, and to work with such a talented team of publishing professionals. Abrams has a stellar reputation for making beautiful books, and I’m thrilled to be joining them to publish original narrative titles that build on the company’s strengths,” says Stoltz, who comes from Grove Atlantic, Inc. in the position of Senior Editor where he acquired, edited, and oversaw 12-15 titles per year. Several of his notable titles from 2016 include The Voyeur’s Motel by Gay Talese, Washington’s Immortals by Patrick K. O’Donnell, and The Waters of Eternal Youth by Donna Leon.

“With this new imprint, we are committed to publishing on a broad range of categories that the Abrams program addresses, including popular culture, film, art, design, general-interest science, nature, food topics, and more. Stoltz is a generalist in the best sense—someone who reads broadly and deeply and brings a passion for good storytelling to the books he acquires and edits. We’re thrilled that he will be heading up a new text line at Abrams,” says Michael Sand, VP, Publisher of Adult Trade.