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Bloomsbury
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, an area of the London
London
Borough of Camden and it has a US publishing office located in 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
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[edit] Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
Publishing group has four separate publishing divisions — Academic & Professional; 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[edit] 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 & Co, a small company dedicated to publishing nonfiction.[2] In December 2008, Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
opened a branch in Doha, Qatar, under joint-partnership with Qatar Foundation.[3] The publishing house created, called Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
Qatar Foundation
Qatar Foundation
Publishing, worked mainly with English and Arabic literature.[4] Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
Qatar Foundation
Qatar Foundation
Journals (BQFJ), an open access, peer review academic publisher, was created in December 2010 as a joint venture with Qatar Foundation. Journal research articles were published through BQFJ's website Qscience.com.[5] In 2012, Bloomsbury established a publishing office in India.[citation needed] The company's partnership with Qatar Foundation
Qatar Foundation
ended in December 2015 and all of Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
Qatar Foundation
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.[6] Acquisitions[edit] Among the companies, book lists and imprints that Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
has acquired are:[7]

A & C Black - 2000 Whitaker's Almanack
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 & Co - 2008 Arden Shakespeare - 2008 Tottel Publishing - 2009 Bristol Classical Press - 2010 Continuum International Publishing Group - 2011 Fairchild Books - 2012 Applied Visual Arts Publishing - 2012 Hart Publishing - 2013 Osprey Publishing - 2014

See also[edit]

Object Lessons

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

List of largest UK book publishers

References[edit]

^ 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
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. 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
Bloomsbury
end partnership". The Bookseller. Retrieved 18 February 2016.  ^ "Corporate history - Corporate and Investor Relations - Bloomsbury.com". Retrieved 19 January 2015. 

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