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Down East Books Sold to Roman & Littlefield
04/29/2013 03:00 PM ET  

The sale also includes Shooting Sportsman Press, Fly Rod & Reel Books and Countrysport Press, but not Down East Magazine.

The publisher of Down East magazine is selling its book division. Rockport-based Down East Enterprise Inc., says in a press release th sale of Down East Books to Roman & Littlefield Publishing Group, based in Washington, D.C., became final on April 1.

The sale also includes Shooting Sportsman Press, Fly Rod & Reel Books and Countrysport Press. The price was not disclosed. Down East Magazine is not part of the sale.

Down East says the book division's long-time editor, Michael Steere, has been hired by R&L and will remain in the Rockport office. Two sales representatives working out of Rockport have also been retained by the new owner.

The company says all of Down East Books titles for 2013 remain on schedule.



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