Jed Lyons

Down East Books, formerly a subsidiary of Down East Enterprise, which also publishes Down East Magazine, has been sold to Maryland-based publishing house Rowman & Littlefield.

According to Down East Enterprise president and CEO Bob Fernald, the sale went into effect on April 1. Down East Books will keep its Rockport offices, as well as editor Michael Steere and two sales representatives, and will retain all but a few of its more than 450 titles in four imprints, including Down East Books, Shooting Sportsman Press, Fly Rod & Reel Books and Countrysport Press.

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers today announced an agreement with the Portsmouth Institute ( at the Portsmouth Abbey School ( to publish its periodical, the Portsmouth Review. The first two titles in this new publishing program, Newman and the Intellectual Tradition and The Catholic Shakespeare? will be published tomorrow in cloth editions and also available in ebook format.  Subsequent titles in the series to be published later this year and in 2014 include The Catholic William F. Buckley Jr., Modern Science/ Ancient Faith and Catholicism and the American Experience.

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