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We are pleased to announce that Sagamore Publishing took control of Venture Publishing on September 28, 2016.
"Books that Matter"
Venture will continue as a part of Sagamore, under the continued leadership of Peter Bannon. Sagamore staff will continue to work hard to stay on the cutting edge of academic publishing, working with all authors and partners to ensure that all books are effectively marketed to our field.

Within the next few months, all Venture books will be available both in print and as electronic books. The combined forces of Sagamore and Venture will allow us to ensure the best possible representation for the field in the future.

Read the full letter from Sagamore and Venture. Browse Venture publications available now.

Latest releases

  • Recreation Therapy With Individuals Living in the Community, 3rd Ed. [ebook]
  • Pastimes, 6th ed.
  • Interactive Health and Fitness
  • Management Functions in Recreational Therapy [Print]
Sagamore Publishing provides educational and academic material in the form of books, ebooks, courses and journals for the park and recreation industries.

Books and ebooks

Leisure Education & Research >>

Pastimes, 6th Ed.

Print: $90.00   Ebook: $40.00

This new sixth edition of Pastimes reflects almost 40 years of scholarship as well as professional and personal practice in recreation, parks, and tourism.

Parks & Recreation Admin >>

Managing Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services, 4th ed.

Print: $80.00   Ebook: $45.00

This third edition considers three critical changes in the leisure service field: technology and information resolution; nature of the workforce; and the basic revision of our economy.

Recreation Therapy >>

Study Guide for the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Certification Examination 4th Edition

Print: $62.00   Ebook: $35.00

The authors have restructured the Study Guide so that this edition aligns more closely with the most recent NCTRC exam content and format.


Outdoor Recreation & Education >>

Outdoor Recreation Planning

Print: $89.00   Ebook: $44.00

A must read for anyone interested in learning about, protecting, managing, and planning for public outdoor recreation resources.

Sport Management >>

Sport Management An Exploration of the Field and its Values

Print: $80.00   Ebook: $45.00

This text emphasizes the various legitimations for the role of sport in society and then uses that understanding as a mechanism to discuss related management implications.

Athletic Training >>

Orthopaedic Immobilization Techniques

Print: $80.10   Ebook: $45.00

A step-by-step written and visual guide for the proper application and removal of the most commonly used orthopaedic casts and splints.


Health & Physical Education >>

Interactive Health and Fitness

Print: $72.00   Ebook: $50.00

Interactive Health and Fitness is an innovative system of learning that blends a conversational, easy-to-read textbook with cutting-edge technology.

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Study Guide for the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Certification Examination, 4th ed.

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Sagamore publishes thirteen journals in the disciplines of health, recreation, facility management, parks administration, leisure, education and more.

  • JLR is scientific in content and nature, focusing on conceptual and methodological advances and questions.
  • One of the longest standing journals providing research-based articles relating to physical education, health, recreation, and related areas.
  • A national forum for research and discussion on the needs of persons with disabilities, problems confronting the profession, new vistas of service and receiving therapeutic recreation services.
  • An official publication of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), disseminates the most current thinking and practice on learning disabilities.
  • The official publication of the Applied Sport Management Association, providing the latest research in all aspects of applied sport management.




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