Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield, and Fortress Press, a division of 1517 Media, have begun a publishing partnership under which the Fortress Press monograph program in biblical studies, theology and Christian history will be published jointly under the Lexington Books/Fortress Academic imprint. The agreement does not cover textbooks, reference projects or other Fortress Press books. The program publishes some 70 titles a year.
"By partnering with Lexington Books to publish academic monographs, Fortress Press can continue a nearly 55-year legacy in scholarly publishing in spite of the challenging economics of monograph sales," Will Bergkamp, v-p and publisher of Fortress Press, said. "The agreement allows a critical voice to remain in the scholarly conversation."
Julie Kirsch, v-p and publisher for Lexington Books, said, "Lexington Books has shown an unwavering commitment to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed monographs since Rowman & Littlefield purchased the imprint almost 20 years ago, and we look forward to ensuring that the unique voice of Fortress Press continues to be heard."