The Brookings Institution Press and Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group are launching a co-publishing partnership under which Brookings will continue to oversee acquisitions and editorial review, while Rowman & Littlefield will produce, distribute, sell, and market Brookings Institution Press titles.
Rowman & Littlefield has begun to collaborate with the Press on production, publicity, marketing, and related functions, and will start distribution and sales in November when the Press's current distribution relationships end.
The first titles to be published under the new partnership will be Power Politics: Trump and the Assault on American Democracy by Darrell M. West; Divided We Fall by Alice M. Rivlin, Sheri Rivlin, and Allan Rivlin; The Party Leads All: The Evolving Role of the Chinese Communist Party edited by Jacques deLisle and Guobin Yang; and Hyperlocal: Place Governance in a Fragmented World edited by Jennifer S. Vey and Nate Storring.
Brookings interim president Amy Liu said, "Brookings Institution Press authors are known worldwide as a source for authoritative and innovative research and analysis on the most pressing public policy challenges facing society. By partnering with Rowman & Littlefield, the Brookings Institution Press and its authors will benefit from the scale, resources, and expertise of a publishing industry leader to build on its history and expand its impact in an evolving publishing landscape. We're looking forward to working with a local publisher who is well versed in policy scholarship with a vision for a responsive and collaborative relationship."
Rowman & Littlefield CEO Jed Lyons said, "We are thrilled to be entering into a long-term co-publishing collaboration with one of the oldest and most respected public policy and research organizations in our hometown of Washington, D.C."