Fox Chapel Publishing has acquired the books division of Lumina Media, including 330 print books and 440 e-books focusing on animals, pet care, home gardening, farming, and rural life. The publisher will launch a new imprint, CompanionHouse Press, to market the new line.
Christopher Reggio, the managing director of books at Lumina, has been named director of product development and editorial operations for Fox Chapel. He will manage title acquisition and book development, oversee editorial and design, and work with sales and marketing on launch development.
“This acquisition supports our continuing strategy of becoming a leader in special interest publishing,” Fox Chapel president Alan Giagnocavo said in a statement. “Chris’s hands-on experience and proven ability to deliver results in sales, margin, and expense control will help make CompanionHouse Press the leader in our target markets."
Fox Chapel specializes in illustrated nonfiction in the crafts and hobbies space, and publishes more than 1,200 book titles and three quarterly magazines.