Culture & Criticism From the Far Distant Realms
The Continuum International Publishing Group, headquartered in London with satellite offices in Bristol and Poole in the UK and in New York, Harrisburg and Denver in the United States, is one of the leaders in the publishing world: Continuum produces nearly 500 books a year in myriad subjects including religion, general trade and academics, with an active backlist topping 6,000 titles.
What separates Continuum from many other publishers is the quality of the books and the expertise of the writers who have sired them: These are well-made books written by experts — each next publication reflecting the varied tastes and aspirations of the world-at-large. Continuum’s vast catalog includes:
Continuum: The company’s trade, humanities and academic program;
T&T Clark International: This branch is aimed at academics/students in the fields of theology and biblical studies;
Morehouse: The global Anglican imprint;
Burns & Oates: The pre-eminent Roman Catholic imprint in the UK;
Living the Good News: A leading publisher of curriculum materials for children’s religious education.
Continuum is a relatively new company – but with deep roots in publishing. The house was born in 1999, the last year of the old millennium, a product of the merger between the Cassell academic and religion lists and The Continuum International Publishing Company of New York. Since that marriage, Continuum has been focused on working with some of the best writers in the world to help create its own unique culture among the sprawling universe of publishers. At Continuum, differing ideologies live in peaceful co-existence, and a ‘one size fits all’ approach is never considered; instead, every book is as individual as the author who wrote it (note the fact Continuum has published the work of socialist Tony Benn as well as the champion of the right Roger Scruton, publishing pieces by radical philosopher and political activist Antonio Negri alongside the collected speeches of George W. Bush).
In the end, Continuum’s titles are made and written to last — from the long list of academic texts to the eclectic catalog of general trade titles, these books are about serving as reference guides: alive on their reader’s shelf, they are likely be used time and again to enlighten the passing generations.
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