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Spanton joins Black & White as non-fiction commissioning editor

Simon Spanton has joined Black & White Publishing in Edinburgh as non-fiction commissioning editor, working part-time. 

In his new role, Simon will be responsible for managing ongoing titles, alongside bringing forward ideas and developing new strands to their non-fiction publishing.  

Since leaving Gollancz in 2015, Simon has worked in a variety of roles, including at Unbound, Elliot & Thompson and Angry Robot.  

Campbell Brown, executive publisher at Black & White said: “We’re delighted to welcome Simon to the team at Black & White in Edinburgh. His wide-ranging experience and keen eye for a good book is exactly what we need at the moment as we expand the list now that we’re part of Bonnier Books UK. Simon will be a brilliant addition to the team and we’re all very much looking forward to working with him.”

Simon said: “With Black & White expanding their publishing I’m delighted to be able to join their team and further build on the depth and scope of my own non-fiction commissioning and editing. The opportunity to work on titles across nature writing, culture and popular history, whether with a Scottish focus or beyond, is one I relish. Being able to combine my existing work in genre fiction with two days a week devoted to working with the enthusiastic, welcoming and supportive folk at Black & White is a very exciting development for me.”

Simon Spanton can be contacted at [email protected]