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October 24, 2022-- Wonderful news: Ken Chitwood's The Muslims of Latin America and the Caribbean won the Religion News Association's Award for Best Nonfiction Religion Book! In celebration, it's 50% off for a limited time. Here are some kind words that were shared at the awards ceremony: “Each chapter of this book reads like a long-form magazine article by a top-tier journalist and not at all like the work of an academic scholar. Oh wait! It's BOTH! Author Ken Chitwood does what all religion reporters aspire to do—find that undertold story hiding in plain sight and pull out all its nuances.”

July 6, 2022-- NEW! You can now rent our ebooks. Do you need short-term access to an LRP title? We are delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with ebook vendor RedShelf to offer you a new, affordable option. You can now rent our ebooks for a fraction of the list price. E-editions of hardcovers can be rented for $12 (30 days), $20 (60 days), or $28 (90 days). E-editions of paperbacks can be rented in the range of $15–$30 (for 90 or 180 days).

August 1, 2022-- We are delighted to welcome a new book distribution client, The Jamestown Foundation. The Jamestown Foundation is a leading source of analysis on developments in Eurasia, China, and the Middle East and North Africa. Their mission is to inform and educate policymakers and the broader community about events and trends in societies that are strategically important to the United States.

April 5, 2022- Congratulations to Kathryn Ibata-Arens! Her book, Pandemic Medicine: Why the Global Innovation System Is Broken, and How We Can Fix It, won ISA’s Global Health Section’s Andrew Price-Smith Book Award.

March 28, 2022-  We are delighted to welcome a new acquisitions editor to LRP! Jen McCall will be acquiring books for us in the UK and continental Europe. She can be reached at

January 20, 2022-- LRP recently entered into a partnership with De Gruyter to make our entire list of books (some 1,700 titles!) available in digital form. This relationship will give libraries yet another way to buy our ebooks, expanding global access to our collection. In Lynne Rienner’s words, “With their latest platform developments, De Gruyter provides enhanced visibility for LRP titles while offering value-rich, convenient access to them for libraries around the world. We are especially happy in this era of consolidation to be part of a project where independent publishing houses are supporting each other.” You’ll be able to find our titles through DG’s platform in the coming months. Cheers!

December 27, 2021-- Congratulations to HSRC Press! They had two titles selected as 2021 Choice Outstanding Academic Books. The winners were Mcebisi Ndletyana’s Anatomy of the ANC in Power: Insights from Port Elizabeth, 1990–2019 and Opening the South African Economy: Barriers to Entry and Competition (edited by Thando Vilakazi, Sumayya Goga, and Simon Roberts).

October 5, 2021-- Let’s celebrate: Mcebisi Ndletyana's Anatomy of the ANC in Power: Insights from Port Elizabeth, 1990–2019 just received an “Essential” review in Choice: “[An] exemplary study.... Ndletyana’s examination of how and why the ANC became so corrupt, so dysfunctional, so focused on benefitting itself and its leading cadres ... is of enormous academic and public-policy value.... Essential.” —Choice