Pan

Pan is one of the most successful commercial paperback imprints in the UK and, indeed, was one of the very first publishers of this popular format in the UK. 

 

Our commitment to brilliant storytelling in a diverse range of genres can be seen in our fiction paperback list. We publish the some of the very biggest brand name authors in the world including Danielle Steel, David Baldacci, Jeffrey Archer, Ken Follett, Ann Cleeves, Peter F. Hamilton, Lucinda Riley,  C. J. Sansom, Kate Mosse and Joanna Trollope. We are the home of the very best popular genre fiction, indeed we have the pre-eminent saga publishing programme in the UK, but we are also leaders in compelling crime to women’s fiction, heartbreaking sagas, historical novels, pacey thrillers and speculative tales. 

 

Our non-fiction paperback list explores a wide spectrum of popular narrative subjects across almost every genre from autobiography and memoir, sport to politics, business to biography, travel, military history, humour and gift to true crime our books offer new ways of looking at different times, places and people. Our bestsellers have included, among many others, the astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield, the F1 racing driver Damon Hill, footballing legends Kevin Keegan and Johan Cruyff, the Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen, Carmine Gallo's Talk Like TED and Beezy Marsh's true tales of hardship, family ties, and survival in working class London.

 

What all our books have in common is the ability to tell captivating stories that resonate with readers – in short, they are all thumping good reads!

Our Contacts

  • Jeremy Trevathan

    Publisher

    Jeremy Trevathan is publisher at Pan Macmillan and as such he is responsible for the shape and profitability of the Macmillan, Pan, Picador, Mantle, Bluebird, Tor UK and Macmillan Collector's Library imprints within the group. He himself and his teams publish such brand name authors as Ken Follett, Danielle Steel, Jeffrey Archer, Peter James and David Baldacci and have been responsible for the huge commercial success behind such titles as Alan Hollinghurst's The Sparsholt Affair, James Comey's A Higher Loyalty through to Adam Kay's This Is Going To Hurt and Joe Wick's Lean in 15. He has been described as 'Pan Macmillan’s secret weapon' in the battle between publishing houses and as one of the premier publishers working today.

  • Wayne Brookes

    Associate Publisher (Fiction)

    I deal with commercial fiction, and acquire across the genres, from crime to women’s fiction, thriller to horror. I leave science fiction and fantasy to my colleagues at Tor. When it comes to thrillers I, of course, look for that great hook, something that nobody else has done before, or where someone has put their own very clever spin on that hook. With women’s fiction I lean towards novels aimed at the older end of the market and I need drama and twists to keep me reading.

  • Vicki Mellor

    Publishing Director (Fiction)

    I work on a variety of authors including Sunday Times bestsellers Jeffrey Archer, Ken Follett and Ann Cleeves. Primarily focusing on commercial crime and thrillers, I am looking for authors in all areas within this genre and love the excitement of bringing both established and new authors to the public’s attention. My interests in the genre range from gritty serial killer thrillers to rip-roaring archaeological adventures.

  • Robin Harvie

    Publisher (Non-Fiction)

    I joined Macmillan in 2014 and have worked with a smorgasbord of authors - mostly sports stars, including Johan Cruyff, Damon Hill, Mark Webber, Roberto Duran, Kevin Keegan and Eddie Jones as well as business leaders and commentators from John Kotter to Renee Mauborgne & W. Chan Kim, Carmine Gallo and Kim Scott. I've also been hugely fortunate to publish some of the stars of pop-science including Steve Brusatte (The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs), Lisa Feldman Barrett (How Emotions Are Made), David Epstein (Range) and Prof Wendy Wood (Good Habit/Bad Habit) as well as some American weather-makers like James Comey and Joe Biden.

  • Trisha Jackson

    Publishing Director (Fiction)

    I love a story which grabs my attention right away. A vividly drawn, intriguing, often quirky, central character is everything for me. I enjoy a terrific sense of place and atmosphere particularly in the case of detective crime fiction, and I’m drawn to a story where a seemingly normal picture of family life is anything but. I’m always looking for a story with a hook and a talking point about easily relatable issues. And I’d also love to find a totally escapist internationally-set thriller which has the reader gasping for more.

  • Caroline Hogg

    Editorial Director (Fiction)

    I publish commercial women’s fiction exclusively; it’s my big passion. I love books that are moving, uplifting, warm, funny and transporting, but not so much dark or chilling (I don’t acquire psychological suspense). Our list of commercial women’s fiction at Pan has never been so long or successful, and as such I’m only looking to acquire a book big enough to hold its own on a very strong list. I look for books that would sit perfectly on supermarket shelves and have a big audience in ebook format also.

  • Ingrid Connell

    Editorial Director (Non-Fiction)

    I publish memoirs in the areas of celebrity, military, music and pop culture, and inspirational life stories. I’m proud to have published national treasures like Alan Sugar, Brian Blessed and Tony Robinson, as well as remarkable women like Amanda Owen and Jayne Senior, who bravely stood up to the authorities to protect abused girls in Rotherham.

  • Bella Pagan

    Editorial Director (Fiction)

    I love speculative fiction – it’s always been my very favourite area. I’m therefore delighted to publish a range of fabulous genre fiction authors on our Tor, Macmillan and Pan imprints. And I’m keen to acquire more mainstream commercial fiction with a speculative spin or a dash of the fantastical. I also thoroughly enjoy more traditional science fiction and fantasy. And I’m always open to wonderful adult/YA crossover fiction, where it can sit comfortably on an adult list. I love exciting, page-turning books with heart, where you become emotionally invested in fabulous characters.

  • Alex Saunders

    Editor (Fiction)

    I’m looking for crime and thriller fiction in either contemporary or historical settings, and general historical fiction that keeps me turning the pages by having a sense of mystery and intrigue at its heart. Whether it be crime or historical fiction, a unique hook, evocative writing and a driving plot are essential!

  • Matthew Cole

    Assistant Editor (Fiction and Non-Fiction)

    Assistant Editor (Fiction and Non-Fiction)

  • Jayne Osborne

    Assistant Editor (Fiction)

    Assistant Editor (Fiction)

  • Charlotte Wright

    Editor (Non-Fiction)

    Editor (Non-Fiction)

  • Georgia Summers

    Editorial Assistant (Fiction)

    Editorial Assistant (Fiction)

  • Alice Gray

    Editorial Assistant (Non-Fiction)

    Editorial Assistant (Non-Fiction)