February 1-15, 2005 Edition

Atria to Launch

New Hispanic,

Latino Line

NEW YORK, NY/01/19/05—Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, will develop a new Hispanic and Latino publishing line due out next spring.

Johanna Castillo, formerly an agent with Sanford Greenberger, has been named editorial head of the unit, which will include fiction and nonfiction, reporting to Atria publisher Judith Curr. Many books in the new line will be simultaneously published in both English and Spanish to capture the attention of English-speaking Latinos who want books that appeal to their specific interests.

Atria Books is a commercial fiction and non-fiction publishing house, and is the home to several best-selling authors including Judith McNaught, Vince Flynn, Jude Deveraux and his Holiness the Dalai Lama. Atria Books also publishes literary fiction and serious non-fiction hardcover books as well as trade paperbacks under the Washington Square Press imprint. Several Simon & Schuster units publish Spanish lines. A name for the new Atria line has not been announced.