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Anova Books is a publishing company with headquarters in London, specializing in illustrated book and digital content. It was founded in 2005 with the acquisition[clarification needed] of the Chrysalis Books Group from the Chrysalis Group. Since then it has acquired or created several other imprints. The company's owner and Chief Executive is Polly Powell.
Current imprints include:
- Batsford, or B. T. Batsford, established 1849, which publishes books in various specialty categories such as bridge, chess and horticulture. Prominent chairman was Brian Batsford from 1952 until 1974.
- Collins & Brown, an imprint originally launched in 1989 to focus on non-fiction publishing.
- Conway Publishing, formerly Conway Maritime Press, an imprint dating to 1972, specializing in books on naval history, shipping, and maritime culture.
- National Trust Books, a new imprint established by Anova to target National Trust members and others interested in gardening, cooking, and similar topics.
- Pavilion Books, founded in 1981 and focused on photography, art, and related subjects.
- Portico, another new imprint offering works of humour and other non-fiction subjects.
- Robson Books, publishing works by diverse authors such as Alan Coren, Matthew Parris, Jack Rosenthal, Dannie Abse, and Alan Sillitoe.
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