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  • Our Commitment to Higher Education
    Due to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is helping students and instructors who have lost access to textbooks because of the shift to online instruction by offering the following options for access. Click to find out more.
  • Rowman & Littlefield Launches New Audiobook Program, Expands Catalog Offerings
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group has launched a new audiobook program. Beginning with The Next Millionaire Next Door: Enduring Strategies for Building Wealth (Lyons Press) earlier this year, the Rowman & Littlefield Audio program will publish a total of 35 audio titles in 2019, and 50 audio titles in 2020. Click to read more.
  • "USA Today" Shares the Experience of Women in Newsrooms
    Kristin Grady Gilger and Julia Wallace, authors of There's No Crying in Newsrooms, explore the obstacles facing women in media in a new op-ed for USA Today; “There Aren’t Many ‘Stranger Things’ Than What Women Put Up With in the Newsroom." Click to read the story.
  • Rowman & Littlefield Acquires Prometheus Books
    Prometheus Books, founded in 1969 by Paul Kurtz, the late philosopher and the driving force behind the Secular Humanism movement, announced today the sale of its publishing assets to The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. of Lanham, MD effective June 18, 2019. Click to learn more.
  • Rachel Haines shares her story with the BBC World Service
    Rachel Haines, author of Abused: Surviving Sexual Assault and a Toxic Gymnastics Culture, sat down with the BBC to talk about her journey in overcoming abuse at the hands of infamous gymnastics coach Larry Nassar. Listen here.
  • The Foundation for Critical Thinking partners with Rowman & Littlefield
    The Foundation for Critical Thinking (FCT) has selected Rowman & Littlefield (R&L) as its copublisher and exclusive distributor of the Thinker’s Guides series. Founded by Dr. Richard Paul and Dr. Linda Elder, FCT fosters adoption of critical thinking programs in all levels of education and professional life through seminars, online courses, and a wide range of publications. Click here to learn more.
  • Kaitlin Sandeno named General Manager of DC Trident
    The International Swimming League launched today, naming Kaitlin Sandeno as General Manager of the DC Current, and one of the first female General Managers in American pro sports history. Sandeno is an Olympic gold medalist and co-author of Golden Glow: How Kaitlin Sandeno Achieved Gold in the Pool and in Life. Read more about her new role in Swimming World Magazine by clicking here.
  • Rowman & Littlefield Acquires Finney Company Imprints
    Finney Company, a 73 year old book publishing company based in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN, announced today the sale of its publishing imprints to The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. of Lanham, MD effective April 1, 2019. The asset sale includes nearly 400 titles produced under the following imprints: Astragal Press, Hobar Publications, Finney Career, Live Oak, SkipJack Press, Anacus Press, Great Outdoors Publishing Company, Windward Publishing, Ecopress, Bancroft-Sage Publishing, Lone Oak Press, and Pogo Press. Click here to learn more.
  • Rowman & Littlefield International Shortlisted for British Book Award
    Rowman & Littlefield International are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year at the British Book Awards 2019. The British Book Awards were launched in 1990 by Publishing News and taken over by The Bookseller in 2017. Independently judged by leading book trade figures, the awards aim to champion the very best of the book trade. Click here to learn more.
  • Rowman & Littlefield Acquires McBooks Press
    The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the independent book publisher, McBooks Press, of Ithaca, NY. The stock transaction closed March 15, 2019. McBooks Press is a 39-year-old publisher specializing in nautical fiction. It publishes such well-known historical fiction writers as Douglas Reeman (Alexander Kent), Julian Stockwin, Dudley Pope, John Biggins, and Dewey Lambdin. Click here to learn more.
  • Rowman & Littlefield author named a LIBRARY JOURNAL 2019 Mover and Shaker
    Jenn Carson, author of Yoga and Meditation at the Library, was awarded the Library Journal 2019 Movers & Shakers award for her physical literacy advocacy! Read all about it here.
  • Seth Meyers: April Ryan Has a Strained Relationship with Press Secretary Sanders
    Under Fire author and White House reporter April Ryan joined Late Night with Seth Meyers to discuss her encounters with the Trump White House alongside guests John Legend and Geraldine Viswanathan. Watch part one of the interview here.
  • NPR Morning Edition - Does Your Recycling Actually Get Recycled?
    Beth Porter, author of Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine, spoke with NPR to answer this question on Morning Edition's "What's With Washington?" Listen here.
  • 3 Questions: A Q&A with author Rachel Haines
    Rowman & Littlefield is pleased to introduce a new series of Q&As with some of our featured authors. In the first, we sit down with Rachel Haines, author of Abused: Surviving Sexual Assault and a Toxic Gymnastics Culture, to get a glimpse behind the scenes of her harrowing yet healing writing process. Read it here.
  • Wall Street Journal: Debunking the Myths about Male Sexuality
    Sarah Hunter Murray, author of Not Always in the Mood: The New Science of Men, Sex, and Relationships, joined The Wall Street Journal for an interview to answer the question, "What do men secretly want?" Read it here.
  • Hear Debbie Almontaser on New York Public Radio's "All of It"
    The author of Leading While Muslim: Experiences of Muslim Principals After 9/11 returned to the show to discuss the adversities that American Muslim principals have experienced post-9/11 and how to address them through educational policy and direct leadership. Listen here.
  • History on the Net: When You Discover Your Grandparents Were Nazis
    Author Julie Lindahl joined the podcast History on the Net to discuss the true story behind her new book Pendulum: A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Forbidden Nazi Past. Listen for free here.
  • Bloomsbury Digital Resources partners with Rowman & Littlefield to sell Select Collections globally
    Bloomsbury Digital Resources and Rowman & Littlefield are pleased to announce a partnership that will allow Bloomsbury Digital Resources to exclusively sell Rowman & Littlefield Select Collections globally. Rowman & Littlefield Select Collections features curated collections that cover topics in Asian Studies, Political Theory & Philosophy, Security Intelligence, and Education Leadership and Administration. Learn more here.
  • What’s Really Going on with Recycling, Hunny? with Jonathan Van Ness
    Beth Porter, author of Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine, talked all things recycling with Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness on the latest episode of "Getting Curious." Listen to the Podcast here.
  • Essential Brexit Reading from Politico
    Towards an Imperfect Union: A Conservative Case for the EU is included on Poltico's "Best of Brexit" essential reading list. "The book shows how much the EU has done to break down trade barriers in Europe, how far it still has to go, and how much Brexit endangers this," says the magazine. Order your copy here.

  • Brain Health as You Age: A Library Journal Best Book
    Brain Health as You Age has been named one of the best books of 2018 by Library Journal! Says the magazine, "Experts on brain science, medicine, and elder-care issues offer straightforward and practical recommendations on mental functioning and offer actionable tips to help reduce the odds of cognitive decline." Read the full list here.
  • Cuba Libre: a Foreign Affairs 'Best Book'
    Philip Brenner and Peter Eisner's "Ciba Libre: A 500-Year Quest For Independence," made Foreign Affairs' list of Best Books 2018. Say the reviewers, "A productive partnership between Brenner, a veteran Cuba expert, and Eisner, an accomplished journalist, has resulted in an eminently accessible, engaging journey through five centuries of Cuba’s tortured yet hopeful history." Read the full list here.
  • Rowman & Littlefield Acquires Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group
    Rowman & Littlefield (R&L) today announces the acquisition of certain book trade imprints and selected other trade titles from Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group (“HLPAPG”), the leading independent publisher for the performing arts. Read the full release here.
  • April Ryan interview with The Breakfast Club, Power 105.1
    April Ryan, author of "Under Fire," sat down with Charlamagne tha God on "The world's most dangerous morning show" to discuss her duty as a journalist and her fights with the White House. Watch the full interview here.
  • Bustle: Self-Soothing Techniques to Use Before a Panic Attack
    Doreen Dodgen-Magee -- author of "Deviced!: Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World" -- shares her must-have tips for reducing the likelihood, intensity, and duration of panic attacks. Read the full story here.
  • Publishers Weekly Starred Review: "The Pendulum: A Granddaughter’s Search for Her Family’s Forbidden Nazi Past"
    "Many readers will be moved and find meaning in Lindahl’s journey to come to terms with her family’s past and process the guilt of inherited sins."Read the full review here.
  • The Winners of the Second Annual “Doing Good” Competition
    Partnering with Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, last year 21CM launched an annual contest inspired by the work of young leaders. Read more here.
  • Wilbur Non-fiction Award winner - Being Hindu
    Congratulations to Hindol Sengupta author of Being Hindu for becoming the first book on Hinduism to win the Wilbur Awards! Learn more here.
  • Human Relations Impact Book of the Year - How Autism is Reshaping Special Education!
    Congratulations to authors Mark Claypool and John M. McLaughlin. Learn more here.
  • Banjo Icon at the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Association Conference
    Earl Scruggs at the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Association Conference Special Awards Event. Learn more here.
  • Lexington Books and Fortress Press Enter Publishing Partnership
    Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield of Lanham, MD, and Fortress Press, a division of 1517 Media of Minneapolis, MN, announced today a joint publishing partnership. Learn more here.
  • Rowman & Littlefield Launches a New YouTube Channel
    Rowman & Littlefield is proud to announce the launch of our author-inspired YouTube channel. It will feature insights and experiences from distinguished professionals such as Emmy-winning filmmaker Chris Palmer, White House correspondent April Ryan, and acclaimed writer and historian James Conroy. Watch here.