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BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC (formerly M.B.N.1 LIMITED and BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING COMPANY LIMITED) is a British independent, worldwide publishing house of fiction and non-fiction. It is a constituent of the FTSE SmallCap Index . Bloomsbury's head office is located in Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
, an area of the London
London
Borough of Camden and it has a US publishing office located in New York City
New York City
, an India publishing office in New Delhi
New Delhi
and an Australia sales office in Sydney CBD . The company's growth over the past two decades is primarily attributable to the Harry Potter
Harry Potter
series by J. K. Rowling and, from 2008, to the development of its academic and professional publishing division. The Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
Academic & Professional division won the Bookseller Industry Award for Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year in both 2013 and 2014.

CONTENTS

* 1 Divisions * 2 History * 3 Acquisitions * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links

DIVISIONS

Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
Publishing group has four separate publishing divisions — Academic Adult; Children's and Educational; and Information and Business Development — supported by group functions, namely Sales and Marketing, Book
Book
Production, Finance and Technology. Imprints and book lists of publishing businesses acquired by Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
are assigned to the most relevant publishing division.

HISTORY

The company was founded in 1986 by Nigel Newton , who had previously been employed by other publishing companies. It was floated as a public registered company in 1994, raising £5.5million, which was used to fund expansion of the company into paperback and children's books. A rights issue of shares in 1998 raised a further £6.1m, which was used to expand the company, in particular to found a U.S. branch. In 1998, Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
USA was established. Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
USA Books for Young Readers was established in 2002, and in 2005, Bloomsbury acquired Walker "> The company's partnership with Qatar Foundation ended in December 2015 and all of Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
Qatar Foundation Publishing works were incorporated in Qatari-owned HBKU Press. At the time of BQFP's dissolution it had published over 200 books. BQFJ's works were also incorporated in HBKU Press.

ACQUISITIONS

Among the companies, book lists and imprints that Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
has acquired are:

* A & C Black
A & C Black
- 2000 * Whitaker\'s Almanack - 2002 * T & AD Poyser - 2002 * Thomas Reed Publications - 2002 * Peter Collin Publishing - 2002 * Andrew Brodie Publications - 2003 * Walker Publishing Company - 2004 * Methuen Drama - 2006 * Berg Publishers - 2008 * John Wisden border:solid #aaa 1px">

* London
London
portal * Companies portal * Books portal * Children\'s literature portal

* List of largest UK book publishers

REFERENCES

* ^ Page, Benedicte (29 August 2013). "Rothschild Salz appointed Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
chairman". The Bookseller. Retrieved 19 October 2016. * ^ "About Us". Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
Publishing. Retrieved 19 October 2016. * ^ Harding, Sue-Ann (2014). "‘But we don\'t read, Professor!’ Translation, Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
Qatar Foundation Publishing, and building a ‘vibrant literary culture’". Perspectives: Studies in Translatology. Taylor & Francis. 22 (4): Abstract. doi :10.1080/0907676X.2014.948891 . Retrieved 18 February 2016. * ^ Alison Flood & Ian Black (15 October 2008). "Publishers seek new talent in Arab world". The Guardian
The Guardian
. Retrieved 18 February 2016. * ^ "«مؤسسة قطر» تطلق المنبر الإلكتروني QScience.com لنشر الدوريات" (in Arabic). Al Wasat News. 25 December 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2016. * ^ Charlotte Eyre (22 December 2015). "Qatar’s QF and Bloomsbury end partnership". The Bookseller. Retrieved 18 February 2016. * ^ "Corporate history - Corporate and Investor Relations - Bloomsbury.com". Retrieved 19 January 2015.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
Homepage * Bloomsbury

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