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Shamsie wins 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction

7 June 2018

British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie has won the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel Home Fire (Bloomsbury). Home Fire, which reworks Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone to tell the story of...

Bloomsbury to distribute Osprey Publishing 

9 December 2015

Publisher: Osprey Publishing ISBN prefixes: Various Old Distributor: Capricorn Link New Distributor: Bloomsbury Australia Changeover date: 01/01/2016 (See classified.)

Bloomsbury profit, revenue up

21 May 2015

In the UK, Bloomsbury has reported slight growth in profit and revenue in the 12 months to the end of February, reports the Bookseller. The publisher reported revenue of £111.1m...

On tour: Meet the author Joanna Rakoff 

29 January 2015

Joanna Rakoff’s memoir My Salinger Year was published by Bloomsbury in 2014. Rakoff will be travelling to the Perth Writers Festival and Adelaide Writers’ Week in February and March. What would...

Harry Potter Book Night announced for February 2015

13 October 2014

Bloomsbury Children’s Books has announced it will run a Harry Potter Book Night on 5 February 2015. The publisher is inviting schools, bookshops, libraries and community groups to participate in the...

Bloomsbury Spark acquires first Australian novel

29 September 2014

Bloomsbury Australia has acquired the first novel by an Australian to be published under its ebook-only Bloomsbury Spark imprint. Vanessa Barnevald’s young adult novel This is Your Afterlife is the...

Bloomsbury Australia revenue up 14% 

27 May 2014

Bloomsbury Australia’s revenue is up 14% for the year ended 28 February 2014. Bloomsbury Australia recorded revenue of £6.365 million (A$11.58 million), up from £5.583 million (A$10.16 million) in the...

‘Two Left Feet’ app wins Australian Mobile Award

22 October 2013

An app that uses 3D animation to transform Bloomsbury’s children’s book Two Left Feet into a ‘modern-day pop-up book’ has won two awards at the 2013 Australian Mobile Awards. The...

RiP Charles Black 

22 October 2013

Charles Black, director at Bloomsbury and former chairman of UK family publishing house A&C Black, has died, aged 76. Black started working at A&C Black in 1960 and served as chairman...

Bloomsbury Spark to launch in December 

9 October 2013

Bloomsbury has announced that it will launch its new digital-first imprint for young adult, teen and new adult fiction, Bloomsbury Spark, in December. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Bloomsbury Spark...

Read ahead: Preview of 2014 titles 

7 October 2013

Kate Blackwood rounds up publishers’ top picks for 2014. Fiction Maxine Beneba Clarke’s debut short-story collection is Hodder and Headline sales and marketing director Justin Ractliffe’s top pick for 2014....

Bloomsbury launches self-publishing comparison service 

3 October 2013

In the UK, Bloomsbury’s online writers’ resource Writers & Artists has launched selfpubcompare.com, a free self-publishing provider comparison website. Writers can complete a questionnaire on the website to find self-publishing providers that offer services most...

Cubitt joins Bloomsbury Australia 

2 October 2013

Former sales director at Simon & Schuster Australia Kate Cubitt has been appointed to the position of managing director at Bloomsbury Australia. She will start in the role on 4...

Cubitt to replace Sherwin-Stark at Bloomsbury 

30 September 2013

Kate Cubitt has been appointed as the new managing director at Bloomsbury Australia. Cubitt most recently held the position of sales director at Simon & Schuster Australia. She will join Bloomsbury...