Irish publisher Ian Hyland has acquired the London based Quartet Books.
Hyland is the owner of Catalyst Media Group and publisher of Business and Finance Magazine.
Quartet, established in 1972, is known as a home to radical authors, including Helmut Newton, Sally Emerson, and John Swannell.
Under Hyland’s newly incorporated Quartet Publishing in London and Dublin, Quartet Books plans to relaunch titles from its existing catalogue and publish new titles.
They’ve begun the process of signing new authors and plan to grow an international audience in the UK, Ireland and the United States.
The acquisition comes at a time of transition for the publisher following the passing of the company’s former owner and chairman Naim Attallah CBE in 2021 and subsequent closure of the business in early 2021.
“I am honoured to be the new custodian of Quartet Books, which has an incredibly rich legacy as a champion of independent book publishing,” said Hyland. “I believe while respecting Quartet’s heritage we will now begin to build an exciting international independent publishing business working with new authors.”