Endeavour Media launches music imprint

News - Publishing Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Endeavour Keys will include biographies, memoirs and critical studies on its list

Endeavour Media, which is a digital-focused publisher, is launching a new imprint dedicated to music books. The list will include biographies, memoirs, and critical studies across a range of genres from bestselling authors such as Alan Clayson, Jeremy Reed and Julie Burchill.

The launch list includes Waiting For The Man: The Life and Career of Lou Reed by Jeremy Reed; The Rolling Stones: The Origin of the Species by Alan Clayson and Damaged Gods by Julie Burchill (pictured).

Endeavour Keys will publish 10 books when it launches next month, and will aim to publish one title a week for the rest of the year. The list will be curated by Sophy Lynn, who has a background in retailing and arts and music promotion. The new imprint's main focus will be on re-publishing classic titles for the e-book market but it will also be publishing high-quality new titles.

Rebecca Souster, ceo of Endeavour Media, said: "We see a huge and exciting opportunity in publishing music books. There are so many great books that have been neglected but which we believe will have a massive audience in the e-book market. The rise of streaming means new audiences are discovering classic artists all the time and will want to know more about them - and our books will be perfect for that market."

Endeavour Keys is the second new imprint to be launched by the company this year, following on from its audio division Endeavour Waves, and will complement the company's existing imprints: Endeavour Venture, Endeavour Compass, Endeavour Quill, Endeavour Verlag and Joint Endeavours.

Matthew Lynn, Endeavour Media founder, said: "This is another step towards creating the most tech-savvy, innovative and creative publishing house in the UK."

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