Fortress Publishing house to sell to Scholastic
Fortress publishing House announced today that it has sold its publishing arm to Schow Publishing House, which has a history of publishing high-quality novels, including the popular Twilight novels.
Schow will be responsible for publishing the Fortress line of novels.
The company has been in the publishing business since the early 1980s.
The Fortress Books line of books includes the Twilight novels, the fantasy novels Twilight of the Seven Stars and Twilight of Dawn, the science fiction novels The Nightwatch, The Great Barrier Reef and The Great River, and the children’s novels The Princess Diaries and The Prince of All Diaries.
The Twilight novels have sold more than one million copies and are currently in the top five bestselling books of all time, according to Nielsen BookScan.
Scholastics imprints include The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The Guardian, Newsweek, Time, Fortune, Forbes, and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Schols Books will also publish the first three installments of the popular Princess Diarion series.
Fortress books have sold about one million books worldwide, including some in the United States.
In a statement, Schow Publisher John C. Lott said, “Fortress Publishing House has always been a great publishing house that consistently makes our books one of the best-selling books of our generation.
We are excited to continue our legacy and work with Scholasts new partners.”
Scholastes first novel, The Princess diaries, was the most-read novel of the year in the U.S. with an estimated 1.6 million copies sold.
The series was nominated for four Hugos, including best novel, best nonfiction and best children’s book.
The Princess was adapted into a film in 2014 starring Jennifer Lawrence.
Schoville Books, which will be owned by Schow, also is in the process of revamping its website and acquiring more properties.
The Scholastical Publishing House is the third publishing house to be sold to Schumacher, who is currently the co-owner of the New York Knicks.
Schumachers first novel was The Princess of the Desert.
Schoelers first book was the science-fiction novel The Great Wall of the Universe.
Schowitz Books will be purchased by Scholastically.
Scholtz Books, a children’s imprint of Schoels publishing house.
Schoehr Books, the publishing arm of the Scholaster publishing house in New York City.
Schoomas, a publishing arm owned by the Schoess family in New Jersey.
Schouros Publishing House will be bought by Schoelle.
Scholls Books, Schoella publishing house and Schow Books are owned by a group of publishing houses including the Schoehler Publishing House.
Schoolyard Books, formerly known as Schooleys Books, is the parent company of Scholl Publishing House and Scholl BookSites.
Scholl Books has been a publishing company since 1878.