Veteran editor Adam Bellow is stepping down from his post as editorial director of the conservative imprint All Points Books at the end of the year. With the move, the St. Martin's Publishing Group imprint will close in August 2020, publishing all books acquired through that date.
Bellow, who has over three decades of experience in publishing, said in a release about his departure that he is "ready to go out on [his] own." He went on: "There is tremendous ferment in political and intellectual media and opportunities abound for entrepreneurial ventures. I’ll be making a further announcement in the fall, but for now I am very pleased to be able to transition into this new phase of my career with minimal disruption to my program."
The son of novelist Saul Bellow, Adam carved out a reputation for himself as an editor of provocative, sometimes controversial, conservative books. Among the titles he published are Dinesh D'Souza's 1991 book Illiberal Education (which argued that the liberal political culture prevalent on college campuses was eating away at the core directives of higher education) and Richard J. Hernstein and Charles Murray's 1994 book The Bell Curve (which pushed the theory that low intelligence was the cause of numerous social ills).
St. Martin's said that All Points Books associate editor Pronoy Sarkar and assistant editor Kevin Reilly will remain at the publisher.