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
FTSE SmallCap Index . Bloomsbury's head office is located in
Bloomsbury , an area of the
London Borough of Camden and it has a US
publishing office located in
New York City
New York City , an India publishing
New Delhi and an Australia sales office in
Sydney CBD . The
company's growth over the past two decades is primarily attributable
Harry Potter series by
J. K. Rowling and, from 2008, to the
development of its academic and professional publishing division. The
Bloomsbury Academic & Professional division won the Bookseller
Industry Award for Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of
the Year in both 2013 and 2014.
* 1 Divisions
* 2 History
* 3 Acquisitions
* 4 See also
* 5 References
* 6 External links
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
Book Production, Finance and Technology. Imprints and
book lists of publishing businesses acquired by
assigned to the most relevant publishing division.
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.
Bloomsbury USA was established.
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 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.
Among the companies, book lists and imprints that
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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
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* ^ Page, Benedicte (29 August 2013). "Rothschild Salz appointed
Bloomsbury chairman". The Bookseller. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
* ^ "About Us".
Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
* ^ Harding, Sue-Ann (2014). "‘But we don\'t read, Professor!’
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
end partnership". The Bookseller. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
* ^ "Corporate history - Corporate and Investor Relations -
Bloomsbury.com". Retrieved 19 January 2015.