E!Sharp was founded by Paul Adamson in 2002. The magazine was established to promote public interest on EU-related politics. For the first three years it was published on a monthly basis. Then it began to be published bimonthly. It also publishes a Jargon Alert guide which is available online.
E!Sharp claims a readership of "decision-makers in both policymaking and business circles, in Brussels and in national capitals around the EU."  Between January and June 2009 the magazine had a circulation of 14,756 copies.