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Bloomsbury Digital Resources Partners with Rowman & Littlefield and Manchester University Press to Sell Digital Collections

07 January 2019

Bloomsbury Digital Resources, a division of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, is pleased to announce strategic sales partnerships with leading publishers Rowman & Littlefield and Manchester University Press (MUP), effective immediately. Both Rowman & Littlefield and Manchester University Press have been at the vanguard in creating their own platforms to support the growing demand for digital products. Sales representation through Bloomsbury will enable them to reach their core customers via Bloomsbury's extensive digital sales networks and market expertise. The partnership for Rowman & Littlefield's Select Collections is global and on an exclusive basis, and for MUP's manchesterhive the partnership is exclusive across the Americas.

Select Collections covers topics in Asian Studies, Political Theory & Philosophy, Security Intelligence, and Education Leadership and Administration, with an ambitious forward programme. Manchesterhive is the home of MUP's e-book collections: Manchester Gothic, Manchester Studies in Imperialism, Manchester Medieval Sources Online, Manchester Shakespeare, and Manchester Security, Conflict & Peace, with new collections planned for 2019 in the areas of religion, politics, international relations, film studies and the history of medicine.

Kathryn Earle, Managing Director, Bloomsbury Digital Resources, said, 'Bloomsbury couldn't be more delighted to be partnering with Rowman & Littlefield and Manchester University Press - both known for producing content of exceptional quality and now on bespoke platforms that respond to customers' desire for greater choice and superior functionality. With both partners, the synergies with our activities are incredibly strong and we are tremendously excited to be representing them for such an important, growing area of their business.'

Karen D. Allman, VP, Marketing & Sales, Rowman & Littlefield, said, 'We are thrilled to welcome Bloomsbury as the exclusive sales agent for Rowman & Littlefield Select Collections. As the leading US content provider to academic libraries, Rowman & Littlefield is uniquely placed to combine its curated content and expert editorial team with Bloomsbury's personalized service and sales support.'

Simon Ross, Chief Executive of Manchester University Press, said, 'We've found in Bloomsbury a partner who shares our commitment to academic excellence and an understanding that digital products can offer so much more to the user. Together we can offer a strong content proposition with complementary lists in all the major areas of humanities and social sciences.'


For further information, please contact:

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc +44 (0) 20 7631 5630
Nigel Newton, Chief Executive
Penny Scott-Bayfield, Group Finance Director
FTI Consulting +44 (0) 203 727 1000
Charles Palmer / Dwight Burden / Emma Hall / Leah Dudley [email protected]


Notes to Editors

About Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Bloomsbury is a leading independent publisher of fiction, non-fiction, children's, specialist, academic and professional titles. The company's mission is to publish works of excellence and originality. We are one of the few publishers with a portfolio that includes both general and academic publishing . Bloomsbury's ambitious growth story has seen the company become a significant global publisher with offices in the UK, US, Australia and India.

About Bloomsbury Digital Resources

In 2016, Bloomsbury Publishing announced a strategic plan to accelerate the growth of digital revenues by creating a dedicated Division and investing in new product launches and infrastructure to support the specialist requirements of the Academic and Professional library markets. Our digital products have won a host of Awards, including the Dartmouth Medal and the R. R. Hawkins PROSE Award.

About Rowman & Littlefield

Rowman & Littlefield is approaching its 70th year in business as one of the largest independent book publishers in North America. Located just outside Washington, DC, the company has strengths in academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences, government and official data, educational publishing for K-12, and trade publishing. Rowman & Littlefield publishes approximately 2,000 new books annually along with electronic editions. Rowman & Littlefield International was founded in 2013 in London.

About Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press is situated in the heart of one of the most vibrant universities and cities in the UK. Founded in 1903, and publishing their first books in 1904, Manchester University Press' distinctive brand is known globally for excellent research in the Humanities and Social Sciences from leading names and up-andcoming scholars from around the world. They currently publish approximately 200 books each year, as well as seven journals and ten eBook collections that are hosted on manchesterhive and typically include research monographs, edited collections, scholarly critiques and journals written by leading researchers in the field.



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