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Penguin Random House Canada merges two YA imprints under Penguin Teen banner


Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers has announced the launch of Penguin Teen‚ a new imprint that will encompass YA titles previously appearing under the company’s Razorbill Canada and Doubleday Canada Books for Young Readers lines.

This follows the publisher’s decision last year to collate its Canadian children’s imprints under one group as part of the merger between Penguin and Random House. “Since then, we’ve been reviewing our lists and looking for opportunities to build on our strengths. Given the impressive legacy of our young adult programs, we felt we could best serve our authors and their readers with one focused imprint for our YA titles‚” Tara Walker, Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers publisher, said in a press release.

Penguin Teen will be helmed by publishing director Lynne Missen‚ with an inaugural list – including titles from authors Emily Barr‚ Catherine Egan‚ Melanie Fishbane‚ Susan Juby‚ and Elizabeth Wein – appearing in Sept. 2017.

The publisher’s other youth imprints—Puffin Canada and Tundra Books—will remain. An editorial team comprising senior managing editor Elizabeth Kribs, editor Samantha Swenson, associate editor Jessica Burgess, and editorial assistant Peter Phillips will work under Missen and Walker across the Puffin‚ Tundra‚ and Penguin Teen imprints.