Oakland self-help publisher New Harbinger Publications has acquired the publishing assets of Non-Duality Press, a U.K.-based house specializing in titles about the non-duality spirituality movement, which mixes concepts from ancient Sanskrit and Hindu traditions.
New Harbinger has created a Non-Duality Press imprint and will begin releasing new titles from the line in fall 2016. Julian Noyce, who founded NDP in 2004, will join New Harbinger as a consultant for the next two years. NDP's three other employees will not stay on with the company.
Noyce said he was pleased to be joining New Harbinger and that NDP "both complements and expands New Harbinger’s pioneering work and excellent reputation in the field of self-help, psychology, and personal development publishing.”
The first titles from the new NDP imprint will include Non-Duality Questions, Non-Duality Answers by Richard Sylvester, and The Unfindable Inquiry by Scott Kiloby.
Non-Duality has a backlist of about 60 titles, which are available now from the new Non-Duality Press imprint.
NHP publisher and cofounder Matt McKay described the acquisition as “a major commitment to increasing our presence in the spirituality category.” McKay described the non-duality movement, which celebrates the concept of spiritual practice without religious dogma, as “literary spirituality.”
McKay continued: “While not evidence-based in the same way as our psychology books, Non-Duality Press books are grounded in a wisdom tradition that rests at the core of many of the world’s religions. These books answer questions about why we are here and what matters are key to reducing human pain.”