Corporate history

June 2016

Restructure of Bloomsbury Publishing group into two publishing divisions (Bloomsbury Consumer/ Bloomsbury Non-Consumer)

December 2014

Acquisition of Osprey Publishing Ltd

September 2013

Acquisition of Hart Publishing Ltd

April 2013

Consolidation of US offices into one New York office

July 2012

Acquisition of Applied Visual Arts Publishing

April 2012

Acquisition of Fairchild Books

March 2012

Sale completed of Bloomsbury's German subsidiary

February 2012

Set up of Bloomsbury's India subsidiary

August 2011

Relocation/ consolidation of several UK offices to the new London head office

July 2011

Acquisition of Continuum International Publishing Group

March 2011

Restructure of Bloomsbury Publishing group into four publishing divisions (Bloomsbury Adult/ Childrens & Educational/ Academic & Professional/ Information)

November 2010

Acquisition of Bristol Classical Press

July 2010

Set up of Bloomsbury's Australia subsidiary

July 2009

Acquisition of Tottel Publishing (renamed as Bloomsbury Professional)

December 2008

Acquisition of The Arden Shakespeare list

November 2008

Acquisition of John Wisden & Co

September 2008

Acquisition of Berg Publishers

September 2008

Important strategic partnership signed with Qatar Foundation to advise on the creation a new printing and publishing division in Qatar.

May 2008

Launch of Bloomsbury Academic

March 2008

Acquisition of Featherstone

September 2007

Announcement of agreement with Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA) to produce Qatar Finance - The Ultimate Resource

September 2007

Appointment of Jeremy Wilson as Non-executive Chairman

June 2006

Acquisition of Methuen Drama

December 2004

Acquisition of Walker Publishing Company, Inc.

December 2003

Acquisition of Nautical Data Limited

March 2003

Acquisition of Berlin Verlag

January 2003

Acquisition of Andrew Brodie Publications

September 2002

Acquisition of Peter Collin Publishing Limited

September 2002

Acquisition of Thomas Reed Publications

June 2002

Acquisition of T & AD Poyser ornithology list

May 2002

Acquisition of Whitaker's Almanack

October 2001

Launch of audiobook list of major abridged and non-abridged adult and children's titles.

August 2001

Launch of Bloomsbury Children's USA.

December 2000

Launch of

July 2000

Acquisition of A&C Black Plc

May 2000

Business Reference Database announced in association with Perseus Books in the US

February 2000

CAA relationship announced for film deals

December 1999

Announcement of strategic partnership with Macmillan to create second major dictionary database, the English Language Teaching Database

August 1999

Encarta World English Dictionary published world-wide and simultaneously in print and electronic formats

November 1998

Rights Issue raised £6.1m - net proceeds used to reduce borrowings, expand electronic reference activities, enhance paperback list and fund Bloomsbury USA


Bloomsbury USA launched


Launched paperback and children's lists


Flotation raised £5.5 million - net proceeds used to fund the set up of paperback and children's lists


Bloomsbury Publishing was founded on the principle of publishing books of the highest quality - bringing quality to the mass market


updated every 15 minutes

Investor Alert

  Sign up for Alerts

Financial Calendar

16 Jul 2024

Annual General Meeting

16 Jul 2024

Trading Update

26 Oct 2023

Interim Results

18 Jul 2023

Annual General Meeting