Lizzie Skurnick Books, named after the author who will oversee the titles, will re-release old favorites among young adult titles first published between the 1920s and 1980s.
Writer Lizzie Skurnick hopes to help adults – particularly women – who are in search of an out-of-print book that they once loved.
Publisher Ig Books, which publishes previously out-of-print academic books as well as fiction and nonfiction, announced that it would be launching a new imprint this fall titled Lizzie Skurnick Books. The imprint, named after Skurnick – who is the author of 10 teen titles – will focus on republishing out-of-print young adult books from the 1920s to the 1980s.
“[The imprint will] bring back the very best in young adult literature, from the classics of the 1930s and 1940s, to the thrillers and social novels of the 1970s and 1980s,” Ig Publishing co-founder Robert Lasner told Publishers Weekly.
Skurnick will be in charge of all titles, completing all acquisitions as well as editing every book released under the imprint. Lizzie Skurnick Books is scheduled to release between 12 and 14 books a year.
While the books will be aimed at young adults, Skurnick told Publishers Weekly she thinks the majority of Lizzie Skurnick readers will be adults who are returning to titles they read when they were younger.