Mark Tauber has joined Chronicle Books where he will serve as managing director of a new imprint launching in fall 2019. The yet-to-be-named imprint will publish six to eight titles per season with a focus on narrative, practical, and inspirational nonfiction, according to the company.

"I can hardly wait to jump back in again working with all my agent and industry colleagues to discover, develop, and publish leading, authentic, and enduring authors and projects," said Tauber, previously senior v-p and publisher at HarperOne from 2005-2017, in a statement.

Tauber has published bestselling books by Rob Bell, Paulo Coelho, and Marianne Williamson among others. The hiring of Tauber, Chronicle Books president Tyrrell Mahoney said, will enable the company to publish "an even wider range of content."