Croft steps except for Absolute and turns into Bloomsbury Lifestyle writer at massive

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Bloomsbury’s veteran cookery writer Jon Croft is to step except for his 11-year position as advisor writer for Bloomsbury Absolute, taking up the position of writer at massive for Bloomsbury Lifestyle. 

In the brand new part-time position he’ll oversee authors together with Tom Kerridge and Angela Hartnett, in addition to looking for new expertise.

The Absolute checklist will proceed to publish a choose variety of titles underneath the imprint title Bloomsbury Absolute and can now fall underneath Bloomsbury Lifestyle, overseen by Rowan Yapp. 

Croft, who based Bloomsbury Absolute in 1979 as Absolute Press, stated: “As I move into my new role of cookery publisher at large — and at lunch — I will be on the lookout for brilliant new talent to enhance Bloomsbury’s existing stellar roll call of bestselling and award-winning authors. A rather wonderful small mini chef list is also in the planning stages with further details to be announced once finalised. It’s all rather exciting!”

Yapp, head of Bloomsbury Lifestyle, stated “We want to set Jon loose to discover new and exciting talent as we build Bloomsbury Lifestyle. We want to discover new talent from all areas of the culinary spectrum and across the world and having Jon in this role means that we can support and publish these authors. It is great to continue working with him and the passion and energy he can bring to this. Bloomsbury Lifestyle will only see the benefit of Jon’s new role.”

Croft will even proceed to publish underneath his personal imprint, Jon Croft Editions, which had a high 10 bestseller in 2021 with Chefs at Home and not too long ago launched The Platinum Jubilee Cookbook. Jon Croft Editions‘ commerce titles are bought and distributed by Bloomsbury.


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