BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wordsmith Media, Inc. (Pink Sheets:WDIS) and Highland Loch Press announced today the release of its first academic publication in association with Wordsmith Media's academic division, Wordsmith Academic Press.
Wordsmith Media, Inc. announced in March that it had acquired 49% of Highland Loch Press and the partnership continues to expand its publishing presence, now in association with Wordsmith Academic Press. This first academic book of the partnership is entitled, Analytic Theology: A Bibliography by SMU professor, Dr. William J. Abraham and is available in both hardcopy and E-book format at Amazon.com (www.amazon.com/dp/098531026X ) where a description of the book is provided.
From its beginnings and especially through its award-winning publication, Sacred History Magazine, Wordsmith Media, Inc. has partnered with key universities and academic professionals around the world and this new release in book form helps solidify the company's emergence into the university and academic book publishing world. Many university publishing houses have not been able to adapt to the new E-book arena and print fulfillment mechanisms, yet, the university and academic market continues to exhibit a high demand for instructional literature. Wordsmith Academic Press with Highland Loch Press is uniquely positioned to compete in this market with a vast array of university connections and authors leading the way.
It is estimated that there are nearly 5,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. and nearly 20,000 institutions of higher learning world-wide. In addition to the estimated 100,000 libraries in the U.S., and even a greater number around the world, including university libraries and book stores, the market for academic works is profound considering the number of titles needed for required reading in the classroom. Wordsmith Academic Press (WAP) is in a unique position to acquire and publish works by tenure-track professors with the standard "peer review" requirement given Wordsmith's long-established network in some of the top universities in the world. WAP is presently in the process of acquiring several book publishing agreements with university professors and the editing of these works have begun. Further, digital book printing with new and more efficient fulfillment mechanisms have greatly improved the publishing industry's ability to engage the market in addition to the ever-expanding E-book formats.
About William J. Abraham:
Dr. William J. Abraham is the Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies, Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Among many other titles, he published Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism by Oxford University Press.
About Wordsmith Academic Press: www.wordsmithap.com
Wordsmith Academic Press is a new division of Wordsmith Media, Inc. publishing academic works by educational professionals around the world for the academic and university markets. These books and other instructional non-fiction, cultural, religious and historical materials are published in both hardcopy and E-book formats.
About Highland Loch Press: www.highlandlochpress.com
The 21st century has brought many changes to how we view the world, our knowledge, and ourselves. New media abounds. With the continuing technological advances made on all fronts; faster networks, quicker computers, laptops, smart phones, E-readers, and the internet itself. We as a civilization are constantly evolving. We have greater access to more information than any other civilization has ever had in the history of humankind. We at Highland Loch Press are developing books and media that will share this brave new world with you. By developing current technologies we will provide new ways for you to enjoy your favorite classics and modern best-sellers.
About Wordsmith Media, Inc: www.wordsmithmedia.net
Wordsmith Media, Inc. is a brand-driven company specializing in non-fiction, historical and cultural media, operating a global content network throughout the U.S. and Europe for marketing and advertising, television broadcasting, DVDs, books, e-books, enhanced e-books and more traditional magazines. Over the past seven years, the company has partnered with other key media companies such as The History Channel, A&E Network, National Geographic and Walt Disney Pictures.
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