The U.S. publisher of Harry Potter is moving on, but he’s leaving the famous wizard behind.

Publisher Arthur A. Levine is departing Scholastic and his namesake imprint to start a new chapter as head of his own independent publishing company.

Scholastic will continue to be the U.S. publisher of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter.

“Reflecting upon the many contributions Arthur and his editorial teams have made to Scholastic’s publishing program these last twenty-three years, I am very proud of the many award-winning, bestselling, and beloved books created. We wish Arthur continued success as he builds his own independent publishing company,” says Ellie Berger, executive vice president and president of Scholastic Trade Books.

Founded in 1996, the Arthur A. Levine imprint includes more than 300 works of hardcover fiction, picture books, and nonfiction for kids and teenagers. Levine himself edits eight to ten books annually, and introduced North American audiences to the work of writers such as J. K. Rowling, Markus Zusak, Nahoko Uehashi, Daniella Carmi, Luis Sepúlveda, and Jaclyn Moriarty.