CN Times announced the launch of a new imprint devoted to "entertaining" nonfiction. Reservoir Square Books, which will publish titles that cover a range of general interest subjects, is set to release its first list in fall 2015.
Reservoir Square Books joins the company's first imprint, CN Times Books, established in 2013 to specialize in titles that explore Chinese history and culture. CN Times also publishes translations of books released by its parent company, Beijing Mediatime Books, as well as titles from other Chinese publishers.
"We have used the metaphor of a bridge to describe our publishing program from the start and a bridge obviously has two sides, so CN Times Books is the eastern and Reservoir Square Books is the western side of that bridge," said CN Times v-p and associate publisher Paul Harrington. "We hope that by bringing content to readers about both sides of the globe we more effectively narrow the long standing cultural gap between them."
The name of the new imprint is derived from the company's location across from the main branch of the New York Public Library and Bryant Park, which were built on the old Croton Distributing Reservoir and Reservoir Square.
Both CN Times Books and Reservoir Square Books are distributed by The Ingram Publisher Services.