Veteran New York City trade book editor Adam Bellow has entered into a joint venture with Tennessee-based Post Hill Press to publish books in a number of different areas. In addition to publishing titles via Bombardier, Post Hill’s conservative political imprint, Bellow will launch a line of books focused on Jewish readers and another line that will specialize in titles on environmental sustainability, investment, and human rights. Bellow's first books will be released next September.
Bellow was most recently editorial director of All Points Books, a St. Martin’s Press imprint specializing in conservative political books, before announcing earlier this summer that he planned to leave that position to launch his own entrepreneurial ventures. Bellow said he expects the new joint venture will offer an opportunity to “reinvigorate debate about ideas among American Jews and bring fresh perspectives on global affairs to an American political culture whose horizon is all too parochial."
“After 30 years in corporate publishing I am eager to branch out in new directions while continuing to publish timely and challenging books from the right. I hope to play a role in rediscovering what it means to be conservative at a time when ideological priorities are changing and political identities are in flux,” Bellow said in a statement.
A writer as well as publisher, Bellow is the author of In Praise of Nepotism: A History of Family Enterprise from King David to George W. Bush, and he is the son of acclaimed novelist Saul Bellow. Bellow began his publishing career in 1988 at Macmillan/The Free Press and worked at Doubleday/Random House, and Broadside/HarperCollins before joining All Points Books. Over the course of his career Bellow has published such noted conservative titles as The Bell Curve by Charles Murray and Richard D. Herrnstein, Illiberal Education by Dinesh D’Souza, and Going Rogue by Sarah Palin.
Post Hill founder and publisher Anthony Ziccardi, said the joint venture would initiate “a new phase in the growth of Post Hill Press” as the house expands into new markets. Ziccardi added, “Adam has had a long and distinguished publishing career with dozens of bestsellers to his credit. He has an enormous network and a well-earned reputation for keen commercial judgment and high intellectual standards.”