Chronicle Books has appointed Lynn Grady group publisher for a newly formed division that will encompass Princeton Architectural Press (PAP) alongside the recently launched imprints Chronicle Prism and Chronicle Chroma. Grady, who will report to Chronicle president Tyrrell Mahoney, will take on her new duties on April 1.

Grady joined Chronicle as publisher of PAP in November 2019 after 15 years at HarperCollins. Chronicle said that Grady “has been instrumental in the program’s exceptional growth during this period,” pointing to such bestsellers as Three Pianos and Carpenters: The Musical Legacy.

Under the new structure, Cara Bedick, editorial director of Chronicle Prism, and Steve Crist and Gloria Fowler, publishing directors of Chronicle Chroma, will continue to lead their respective imprints while reporting to Grady. Chronicle said the three publishing programs will maintain their “own vision and identity while benefiting from the combined talents across all three publishing programs and within the larger Chronicle Books organization.”

Chroma and Prism were both formed in 2019 to expand Chronicle’s reach in narrative nonfiction and high-quality illustrated publishing. By joining the two imprints with PAP, Mahoney said she is “confident that we can not only maintain that momentum but further build upon the creative and entrepreneurial energies and success of Prism and Chroma.”