Continuum International Publishing Group

Continuum International Publishing Group
Continuum International Publishing Group
Founded 1980
Founder Werner Mark Linz
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location London
Publication types Books
Imprints Burns & Oates, T&T Clark
Official website

The Continuum International Publishing Group is a publisher of books, with its editorial offices in London and New York City. It had been owned by Nova Capital Management since 2005. On July 11, 2011 the media reported a complete takeover of Continuum Group by Bloomsbury Publishing.[1]

The current company was created in 1999 with the merger of the Cassell academic and religious lists and The Continuum Publishing Company, founded in New York in 1980.[2] Continuum is an academic publisher, producing more than 500 books a year, with an active backlist of over 6,000 titles.

The academic publishing programme is focused on the humanities, in the fields of philosophy, film and music, literature, education, linguistics, theology and biblical studies. On the trade side, there is a varied list that publishes in theology, history, politics, religious studies and general interest. The US company is known for its 33⅓ series, a collection of pocket-sized books each featuring a personal essay by a scholar, fan expert, or musician, and concentrating on a pivotal pop music album.[citation needed] Continuum publishes Paulo Freire's seminal Pedagogy of the Oppressed. The full list of subjects that Continuum publishes in are:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Education
  • Film
  • General Religion
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Literary Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Philosophy
  • Theology
  • Religious Studies

Continuum acquired Athlone Press. Athone was originally founded in 1948 as the University of London publishing house, and sold to the Bemrose Corporation in 1979.[3]

In 2003, Continuum acquired the London-based Hambledon & London[4] (Sunday Times Small Publisher of the Year 2001–02)[5], a publisher of trade history for the general reader.



  1. ^ "Bloomsbury übernimmt Continuum International Publishing Group". July 11, 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ allbusiness (November 29 2006), "Sturrock departs Continuum", Article citing companies encompassed by Continuum,, retrieved 21 December 2009 
  3. ^ Archives in London & the M25 area (AIM25) (November 29 2006), "Athlone Press: 1945-1979", holdings at Senate House Library, University of London,, retrieved 21 December 2009 
  4. ^ "about hambledon continuum". Retrieved 2009-01-24. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Hambledon and London". Retrieved 2009-01-24. [dead link]

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