It will be headed by m.d. Patrick Kelly, previously part-time financial director at Stacey International, with company founder Tom Stacey remaining involved in an editorial capacity.
The company's financial backing has come through Keith Young and Struan Simpson. Young is co-founder of internet service provider Easynet, and was awarded the MBE for services to publishing. Simpson is a strategist in cultural heritage.
Kelly said the company will focus on increasing its US presence and "continue the e-books activity which had just begun under the old company, and also look to improve physical rights sales."
The company will remain at its Kensington offices, and has not made any redundancies.
On their web site Stacey's submissions policy is stated as the following:
Core areas for expansion presently include:
* Middle East and Islamic informational sources
* Illustrated reference titles or studies of individual countries, sites or places, or a particular aspect thereof, e.g. architecture, history, ethnology, culture, Middle Eastern politics and current affairs
* Travel writing
* Business Traveller's Handbooks
* Children's books (including those linked to the Middle East region)
Your book proposal should include a covering letter, table of contents and a synopsis containing a description of the work and its intended audience and market, the anticipated length and number of illustrations, and your schedule for completing the work. If available, please send a sample chapter, but not the complete manuscript, unless requested.
Please send your proposal to:
Charles Powell, Editor
128 Kensington Church Street
London W8 4BH, UK
Please include an SAE for return of material.
Alternatively submit your proposal FAO of the editor, via firstname.lastname@example.org