Sheed and Ward
|Parent company||Rowman & Littlefield|
|Founders||Frank Sheed and Maisie Ward|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Nonfiction topics||Catholic literature|
Sheed and Ward was a publishing house founded in London in 1926 by Catholic activists Frank Sheed and Maisie Ward. The head office was moved to New York in 1933. In 1973, Sheed and Ward was acquired by the Universal Press Syndicate; the company was used as the base of the publisher Andrews McMeel. The Sheed and Ward name and backlist were later divested. The company was owned by the National Catholic Reporter from 1986 to 1998, when it was sold to the Priests of the Sacred Heart. The United States assets were acquired by Rowman & Littlefield in 2002, and the United Kingdom assets by the Continuum International Publishing Group, which has since been subsumed into Bloomsbury Publishing.
The house published a number of major Catholic literary figures of the Interbellum and mid-twentieth century, including G. K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, Christopher Dawson, Vincent McNabb, Leo J. Trese, Ronald Knox and Etienne Gilson.
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- McMeel, John P. (1997-01-01). "A Voice from the Heartland - Alive and Well, Thank You". In Everette E. Dennis; Craig L. LaMay; Edward C. Pease (eds.). Publishing Books. Transaction Publishers. pp. 41–47. ISBN 978-1-4128-3251-9.
- "Inside NCR: Sheed & Ward, Credence Cassettes sold". Retrieved 2018-03-31.
- Jim Milliot, "Rowman & Littlefield Buys Sheed & Ward", Publishers Weekly, July 15, 2002.
- "Sheed & Ward Records". Notre Dame Archives Inventory. University of Notre Dame. Retrieved June 7, 2016.