New York, NY – August 19, 2014– Michael Sand, Executive Editor at Little, Brown is joining ABRAMS as Vice President, Publisher, Adult Trade effective September 22.

“Michael Sand is the perfect candidate to continue to envision, shape, and drive our adult editorial programs at ABRAMS. In addition to his consummate editorial skill and taste, Sand is an expert on and adept at nonfiction publishing with a focus on narrative, biography, memoir, art, and photography, as well as lifestyle and, especially, cooking and food. His skills and taste are a rare mix in today’s trade books environment,” says Michael Jacobs, President and CEO of ABRAMS.

At Little, Brown since 2006, Sand founded an impressive cooking list that includes the James Beard Award–winning The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg and Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara as among the imprint’s bestsellers. Sand’s experience in publishing art, biography, and American history produced such standout titles as Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera by Ron Schick, the New York Times bestseller Find It in Everything by Drew Barrymore, and Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations by Vincent Virga and the Library of Congress. In addition, he has overseen the Ansel Adams publishing program, including the New York Times bestseller Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs and the perennial category-leading Ansel Adams wall and engagement calendars. Sand began his career at Aperture, where he worked for 10 years before spending six years at Bulfinch Press.

“I have long considered Abrams the gold standard for visual books in this country. I am delighted at the opportunity to work with their talented team, to build on past successes, and to seek out new opportunities in a rapidly changing marketplace. I couldn’t be happier,” says Michael Sand.


Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high quality art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney, the award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown, and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Earth from Above. ABRAMS publishes books in the areas of art, photography, cooking, interior design, craft, fashion, sports, pop culture, as well as children’s books and general interest. The company’s imprints include Abrams; Appleseed Books; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Books for Young Readers; and Amulet Books.